Standing with the One Who Knows You

Easter 2014 – first draft – thoughts-pondering

John 20 and 21


  1. When Jesus knows your name
    1. You respond to Him
    2. Mary Magdalene thought He was the gardener until He called her by name

i.      Aside:  Jesus did not first appear to His mother, a disciple or a preacher; but to a woman who had been delivered from 7 demons.  What does this say about the love Jesus has for everyone?

  1. When Jesus knows your doubts
    1. You respond to Him
    2. He invites you to test His reality
    3. He told “doubting Thomas” to touch the holes in His hands and side.
  2. When Jesus knows you are hurting and waiting, wondering if your devotion was in vain
    1. Even if you have to listen to someone society/culture says is lower than you
    2. Even if it means you have to run to see what has happened
    3. Even if what you find is and empty tomb
    4. Even if you have locked the doors in fear
  3. When Jesus knows your physical needs
    1. Even if it is a net full of fish when you are hungry
    2. Even if it is a warm fire and a welcome wave
  4. When Jesus knows your Spiritual needs
    1. You respond to Him
    2. Even if it takes three times for you to understand and find restoration