Easter Sunday message on Surrender to Supremacy by Wong Chong Wah & baptismal service.
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV)
Baptism is a graphic illustration of Jesus death, burial & resurrection.
Only in the Lord Jesus Christ will there be salvation.
Lord, savior & master.
Our faith is based on the Resurrection
Proclamation on resurrection morning “The Lord is risen!”
Overall ~11 appearances of Jesus after He is risen
Surrender to Supremacy by Wong Chong Wah
7 disciples would be restless & aimless thus led by Peter went fishing.
“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. (John 21:3 NIV)
A reminder of beginning as originally met Jesus at the Sea of Galilee (#Luke 5:1-11)
Fishermen likely fishing at night. Yet Jesus comes in daytime & the great haul is there.
Both in John & Luke unable to haul in the fish.
Both times needed help hauling in fish.
He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?” “No,” they answered. (John 21:5 NIV)
Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No. (John 21:5 KJV)
Jesus used very intimate terms to address them – friends, children, etc
Fishers of Men
As a believer we are told to be fishers of men.
Jesus will turn our failures into success.
Fishermen wait long periods of time, have courage & patience.
Likewise, As believers we need to have those as fisher of men.
A fisherman catches live fish but once caught the fish will die.
However, fishers of men catch men who are ‘dead’ spiritually & they gain life.
Shepherd of Men
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.” 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.” 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. (John 21:15-17 NIV)
Jesus also calls us to be shepherds of men.
Jesus calls Peter 3x, just as how Peter denied Jesus 3x, to restore him.
Peter had to confess he loves Jesus.
Having been restored, will be surrendered to Jesus’ supremacy.
Peter turned and saw that the disciple whom Jesus loved was following them. (This was the one who had leaned back against Jesus at the supper and had said, “Lord, who is going to betray you?”) When Peter saw him, he asked, “Lord, what about him?” Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.” (John 21:20-22 NIV)
For you & I to not worry about others. But to fix our eyes upon Jesus.
The Gospel message is simple: Come to Jesus
Jesus Christ came, died for our sins, buried & rose again. He promised us a very tender loving relationship with Himself.