End Of Instructions

Do you love Me more than these others do?

John 21:15
Acts 5:27-32,40-41; Psalms 30:2,4-6; Revelations 5:11-14; John 21:1-19

Sermon Week/Year

Third Sunday of Easter, C

There is a little book entitled, “When All Else Fails, Read The Instructions” …

In that little book the author describes what happened when he ordered an elaborate back yard play set for his young children.

The set that he ordered had everything: swings, rings, monkey bars, a slide, a ladder, parallel bars and a see-saw.

The set arrived in a huge box, obviously unassembled. In the author’s words, “I began the unenviable task of putting together the backyard play set.” He worked at it for hours pulling out the various parts, and attempting to assemble them, but to no avail. “Try as I might, I could not make the gym-set look like the beautiful picture on the side of the box. At one point I ended up with not enough parts to finish the job. At another point I had parts left over.

“Finally, I finished. I was thrilled that I had used every single part, only to discover that the slide wouldn’t slide,…

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