John 21

John 21, John ends his book by telling the story of Jesus meeting the disciples for a third time after his resurrection.  He meets them by the sea after they had been fishing all night and had caught nothing.  Jesus tells them to cast their nets on the right side of the boat and they caught 153 large fish.  Jesus had them a breakfast cooked of fish and eggs.  After breakfast he asked Peter three times if he loved him.  Peter responded three times yes and the Lord told him to feed my lambs, tend my sheep, and feed my sheep.  Jesus also prophesies Peter’s manner of death.  John ends saying that to tell of everything Jesus did would fill the world with books.

When Jesus asked Peter three times if he loved him, I wonder if this had something to do with the fact that Peter denied Jesus three times before the rooster crowed?  Also, what is the three different instructions regarding the flock of God?  Feed my lambs or feed the young or new Christians?  Tend my sheep, govern the older Christians?  Feed my sheep, continue to instruct the older Christians? 

Why was Peter fishing without any clothes on? 

Have a great day,
Doug. 

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Published in: on February 25, 2007 at 11:25 pm  Leave a Comment  

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