John 13:1-17; 21:1-14.
There are two significant moments in John’s gospel when Jesus serves His disciples in a way that they were not expecting. In John 13 that was as Jesus stooped down to wash His disciples feet. In John 21 it happened as He cooked them breakfast. Both occasions point towards mission. In John 13 the disciples hear that they are to do the same things that they’ve seen Jesus doing. In John 21 the disciples seem to have reverted back to a former way of life as fishermen, but the purpose of this resurrection appearance is for them to know that their mission as servants of the Lord needs to continue. What does Jesus need to bring us back from so that we will include mission and evangelism in our lives and through the church more readily?