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Today’s sermon is about life after having met the resurrected Lord, based on John 21.  The disciples met with the resurrected Lord, but straight after this awesome event they went out to the sea.  They are back in their day job.  After an awesome encounter.  Sounds strange to you?  Well, I have not given it much thought until today’s sermon. 

We worship the Lord on Sunday, in a church.  We step out from the service and it’s back to “normal” life.  You think the Lord has left us?  I guess I have left Him behind.  I go to work I’ve probably left Him behind, I go to the gym and I’ve probably left Him behind, I arrive home from work and begin cooking and I’ve probably left Him behind.  Getting to bed, just the blink before I doze off, I think I said a prayer.  But still, I forgot my amen and…., left Him behind.

I don’t know about you but I don’t think a great deal about the Lord in my everyday life.  Just like the disciples after the awesome encounter – they went out to sea and fish.  No Lord.  The Lord is probably not very interested in our mundane lives, right?

Wrong.

He stood on shore waiting for them to arrive back, with an empty boat.  Nothing to sell for the day.  Not only did He stood on shore, He called out to them. 

“Yoohoo… any catch?”

“Nope.”

“Try the left side of the boat.”

They lowered the net and it was catch of the century.

Jesus cares about the simplest thing in our everyday life, if we let Him in.  We could bring Him to work – Lord, bless my hands so that I may glorify You with my work; the gift you have given me.

We could bring Him to our school – Lord, bless my studies so that I may glorify You; the opportunity You have given me.

We could bring Him to our home – Lord, bless my words and cooking, may they be nourishing and encouraging to my family you have given me.

I mean, that’s why He showed up on shore to the disciples.  The pastor reminded us that Jesus was resurrected and He didn’t just show up in a church.  He appeared to common people He loves in their homes, at their work and when they were grieving!  He was not confined to the church.

So, have you left Jesus behind today?

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Heard this song on the radio and it’s one of the songs where there’s not too many different “noisy” instruments, just a nice voice and very smooth music.  Can’t seem to find any Youtube video but this site comes with the sampler version.  Enjoy :=)

https://secure.praisecharts.com/index.php?module=shopping&action=search&what=details&ID=7473

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This is a lovely song – heard it for the first time at church today.  What an appropriate song for the offering – we have nothing which has not come from God – our days, our lives, the gifts we have.

We have nothing to give
That didn’t first come from Your hands
We have nothing to offer You
Which You did not provide
Every good, perfect gift comes from
Your kind and gracious heart
And all we do is give back to You
What always has been Yours
Lord, we’re breathing the breath
That You gave us to breathe
To worship You, to worship You
And we’re singing these songs
With the very same breath
To worship You, to worship You
Who has given to You
That it should be paid back to him?
Who has given to You
As if You needed anything?
From You, and to You, and through You
Come all things, O Lord
And all we do is give back to You
What always has been Yours
We are breathing the breath
That You gave us to breathe

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