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It is the Lord (John 21:7) What a wonderful, brief confession and joyful recognition on the part of the beloved disciple of the Lord. This disciple was the writer of this Gospel. He ever stays on the background! He is John! The Greek text can very well be translated “the Lordis He.” it is unmistakably the Lord Himself. It is the Lord of glory who stands there on the shores of Galilee in the early morning mists. This hiddenness is part of the “third manifestation.” He is the Lord of glory, risen from the dead; He is on the way to be...

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Rev. Lubbers is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. That Awesome Breakfast At the Galilean Seashore (vss. 9-12) We may confidently affirm that this was in really no sense of the word a sacramental meal, though it was a very special heaven-sent breakfast on earth. Surely, it was different in nature from any common breaking of the fast. Literally the Greek text reads “come and break your fast” (deute haristeesate). The Greek term hariston properly is: the first meal. It is a meal in the early morning before the work of day. The term for supper is quite different in...

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Rev. Lubbers is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. The threefold “Simon, Simon, Son of Jonas”—continued Perhaps it might be beneficial to the reader that at this point we stop and consider briefly the terms wherewith Jesus designates His church to Simon. Such a study often gives opportunity to unfold some more of the riches of the words of life of Jesus. To each of these questions we will now turn our attention. In the question to Simon, Christ reminds him of his self-confident boasting! He had stated very boldly that “if all be offended in thee this...

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