Sunday Flyer

April 7, 2024
 

JOHN 21:15-19 NIV
15 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”“Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.”Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”16 Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”17 The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”Jesus said, “Feed my sheep. 18 Very truly I tell you, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.”19 Jesus said this to indicate the kind of deathby which Peter would glorify God. Then he said to him, “Follow me!”

When and how is reconciliation possible (and not)?

2 Corinthians‬ ‭5‬:‭17‬-‭21‬ ‭NIV‬‬
All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

What is the most loving thing to do when someone harms you?

1. Love disrupts the status quo.

"Let sleeping dogs lie."

2. Discern what kind of person you are dealing with.

“The Gambler” by Kenny Rogers


You've got to know when to hold 'em
Know when to fold 'em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run.

3. God is close to the brokenhearted.


“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”

― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves


big idea: love disrupts the status quo by overcoming evil with good  

Next Steps:


- Receive the gift of God's forgiveness.
- Participate in our TJ House-building trip.
- Join us next Sunday for our new series on restoring relationships.