23 May 2021 Sunday Morning Service

Bible
Ruth 2:8-16
John 21:1-14

Ruth
2:8 So Boaz said to Ruth, “My daughter, listen to me. Don’t go and glean in another field and don’t go away from here. Stay here with my servant girls.
2:9 Watch the field where the men are harvesting, and follow along after the girls. I have told the men not to touch you. And whenever you are thirsty, go and get a drink from the water jars the men have filled.”
2:10 At this, she bowed down with her face to the ground. She exclaimed, “Why have I found such favor in your eyes that you notice me–a foreigner?”
2:11 Boaz replied, “I’ve been told all about what you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband–how you left your father and mother and your homeland and came to live with a people you did not know before.
2:12 May the LORD repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge.”
2:13 “May I continue to find favor in your eyes, my lord,” she said. “You have given me comfort and have spoken kindly to your servant–though I do not have the standing of one of your servant girls.”
2:14 At mealtime Boaz said to her, “Come over here. Have some bread and dip it in the wine vinegar.” When she sat down with the harvesters, he offered her some roasted grain. She ate all she wanted and had some left over.
2:15 As she got up to glean, Boaz gave orders to his men, “Even if she gathers among the sheaves, don’t embarrass her.
2:16 Rather, pull out some stalks for her from the bundles and leave them for her to pick up, and don’t rebuke her.”

John
21:1 Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Tiberias. It happened this way:
21:2 Simon Peter, Thomas (called Didymus), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together.
21:3 “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.
21:4 Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus.
21:5 He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?” “No,” they answered.
21:6 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.
21:7 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.
21:8 The other disciples followed in the boat, towing the net full of fish, for they were not far from shore, about a hundred yards.
21:9 When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread.
21:10 Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you have just caught.”
21:11 Simon Peter climbed aboard and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn.
21:12 Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” None of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord.
21:13 Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish.
21:14 This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples after he was raised from the dead.

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