Why the number 153?
What I have found is most bible scholars think that it is less
about the number 153 as it is about that there was an
exact number of fish in the net and not one was lost.
So the number 153 does not have a spiritual aspect that I can find.
As it is in the rest of the bible there is a natural and
a spiritual aspect to the story.
In the Natural:
1) They were fishing all night and
they had no nothing to show for it.
2) They obeyed Jesus voice even though what he said
did not make sense and caught a lot of fish!
In the Spiritual:
1) We can work every hard in evangelism thinking we are doing God's will and get no results.
2) If we lessen for Jesus' voice and cast our net where
He says to cast our net. We will win many to Christ
and He will not lose a single soul.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Where are you casting your net?
Are you praying and asking Jesus where should I cast my net?
Do you have a net?
Are you a doer of the word or just a hearer of the word?
1 Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee. It happened this way:
2 Simon Peter, Thomas (also known as Didymus, Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together.
3 “I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said, “We’ll go with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.
4 Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus.
5 He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?”
“No,” they answered.
6 He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.
7 Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, “It is the Lord,” he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken it off) and jumped into the water.
8 The other disciples followed in the boat, towing the net full of fish, for they were not far from shore, about a hundred yards.
9 When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread.
10 Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you have just caught.”
11 So Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn.
12 Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” None of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord.
13 Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish.
14 This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples after he was raised from the dead.
Dundalk Heritage Fair
July 1, 2 & 3 2016
(2013) We did a
Sand Sculpture @ the
Harford County Farm Fair
22 tons of Sand
& friend Tom Clarke
11 Hours Start to Finish
Havre de Grace Md.
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Art Show 2015