The Lord Jesus is visiting the group of his disciples who have gone to fish with Peter who had denied himself three times in the presence of temptation. He went to see them while they have failed to catch fish all night. He helped them toi catch fish of life time! Feed them breakfast that he has prepared. Then he starts to talk to Peter to reinstate him as an apostle.
John 21:15-23 (NIV)
15 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you truly love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”
What could we observe of the way Jesus deals with Peter who denied him three times?
What did the Lord Jesus do to prepare thm for such an important talk?
What could we observe about the Lord Jesus’ expectation from Peter as well as from us?
What is something the Lord Jesus commands to do to those who loves the Lord more than anyone/thing?
16 Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you truly love me?” He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.” 17 The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.
What makes the Lord Jesus to ask the same question three times?
What is one thing the Lord Jesus pointed out to Peter who says he loved the Lord repeatedly?
18 I tell you the truth, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.” 19 Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. Then he said to him, “Follow me!”
What makes the Lord Jesus to share tough consequence of the decision to love the Lord Jesus?
What makes the Lord Jesus to have his followers to go through suffering & trials? See also Rom 8:16- 17
20 Peter turned and saw that the disciple whom Jesus loved was following them. (This was the one who had leaned back against Jesus at the supper and had said, “Lord, who is going to betray you?”) 21 When Peter saw him, he asked, “Lord, what about him?”
What could we observe about human heart from the way Peter asks about John enev without answering the Lord?
22 Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.” 23 Because of this, the rumor spread among the brothers that this disciple would not die. But Jesus did not say that he would not die; he only said, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you?”
What could we observe of unique plan the Lord draws up for each individual?
What is the warning of the Lord Jesus to Peter and to us?