I'm in the midst of studying for a sermon for next Sunday, May 26, at Peña de Horeb, Iztapalapa. Mayra and I worked with this church for over 6 years a while back. It will be good to touch base with many old friends. My text...John 21:1-17. Always great when people allow you to choose your text!
You can tell a fisherman wrote this chapter. The fish were counted, all 153 of them. They were described as "big" fish. Made me think of some stories. And retrieve a picture from a few years back.
Just had to post the picture below. Just had to.
Gonna be a humdinger of a weekend. Friends arrive from Oaxaca, Puebla, Veracruz and Kansas City. Missions conference on Friday night the whole way across the city, then all day Saturday. I preach on Sunday in Iztapalapa. Love weekends like this one. Seriously love them!
Also...please pray for good friend José Antonio's father, as he is in the hospital dealing with some serious health issues.
Quote of the Day: Something about Jesus keeps prodding people to do what they would rather not: Francis of Assisi gives up his possessions, Augustine gives up his mistress, John Newton gives up his slave trade, and Father Damien gives up his health.
Ortberg, John Who Is This Man?: The Unpredictable Impact of the Inescapable Jesus (p. 18).