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The Rev. Dr. Donald Fishburne

Becoming Ambassadors for Christ

Acts 9:1-6 and John 21:1-19

3rd Sunday of Easter - Year C

April 14, 2013

The Rev. Dr. Donald Fishburne (TEC)

How does the Risen Lord Jesus open our eyes today so that we may become fishermen--fishers of people--and ambassadors of the Gospel of Christ?

The miraculous life of Jesus in turning around the lives of Saint Paul and Saint Peter gives us cause for thought and prayer and for hope and rejoicing. We remember that the zealous Pharisee Saul was so determined to persecute the first followers of the Risen Christ that he pursued women as well as men, and he headed for Syria from Jerusalem lest he miss anyone. He was in no mood for conversion. Then the Risen Lord Jesus opened his eyes to the new way--the new life.

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