FOLLOW ME/FEEDING TIME/LOVE AND CARE/SHOW LOVE FOR JESUS
Study Date: 15 April 18
Scripture: JOHN 21: 15-25
Biblical Date: A. D. 30
Location: BY THE SEA OF TIBERIAS
Key Verse: “Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.” John 21: 15
RESOURCES for the SEED: John 18: 15-18, 25-27; John 20: 24-28; Matthew 10: 5-15; Matthew 9: 35-38; John 10: 11-18; Matthew 10: 34-39.
- To analyze how Jesus command to “follow me” came about.
- To see clearly how Jesus challenged Peter.
- To affirm the restoration of Peter after his threefold denial of Jesus.
- To see that all of God’s Word is there for our learning.
- To obey the threefold commands of God to feed.
- To govern our choices by following clear Scripture.
WORDS TO REMEMBER
Feed—to nourish the followers of Christ, to keep.
Follow Me—To join Jesus and accompany Him.
Glorify—to magnify, to honor, to praise, to extol, to celebrate.
Grieved—To cause or make one sorrowful, to hurt.
Love—to approve of, to care sincerely for.
Testimony—To witness and record for.
BREAKING UP FALLOW GROUND
When will you teach your last lesson?
How can you make sure your lesson is accurate, true, and Holy Spirit directed?
How does this passage for today interpret itself?
Describe the writer of this passage.
How was John unique in his relationship to Jesus?
What does a commitment to Jesus involve?
THE SEED FOLLOW ME/FEEDING TIME/LOVE AND CARE JOHN 21: 15-25
- The Lord’s Question, Do You Love Me (John 21: 15-17)
- After the miraculous breakfast, Jesus had a conversation with Peter.
- Jesus asked three questions to Peter.
- He used the name “Simon, son of Jonas” when talking to him.
- Did Peter love Jesus more than fish, more than the other disciples, or more than Jesus did?
- Was Peter’s love for Jesus greater than for anything else or anybody else?
- Be totally committed and devoted to Jesus.
- The Lord’s Commission, Prediction of Peter’s death (John 21: 18-19)
- Jesus explained the difference between being young and independent and old and dependent…He was signifying about His death.
- Jesus commanded Peter to follow Him.
- No matter what, we should as believers be willing to follow the Savior.
- The Lord’s Clarification, Competition and Rumors (John 21: 20-23
- One disciples who loved Jesus, one who denied Him, and one who would betray Him
- Peter what to know if he loved Jesus what would the other disciple do.
- Jesus told peter to mind his own business.
- John’s Epilogue, So Many Wonderful Things (John 21: 24-25)
- This passage was written by eye witnesses.
- There were many things done but not written down.
- If everything done was written, there would not be enough room to hold all the books.
No matter what life brings, we must follow the Savior.
PLANTING THE SEED
What could the phrase “More than these” mean?
What was Jesus emphasizing with the questions He asked Peter?
What was Peter’s reply designed to do?
What did Jesus tell Peter to do?
What did Jesus command to feed his sheep point to?
Why do you think Jesus changed the wording in His third question?
What prophecy did Jesus give regarding the death of Peter?
What did Jesus say to Peter when he asked about John?
What command did the Lord give to Peter more than once?
What do we learn about the ministry of Jesus?
NURTURING THE SEED
Why did Jesus ask and keep asking Peter whether he loved Him or not?
If Jesus knew everything, why would He question His disciples?
How are believers like sheep?
Why was Jesus referred to as a shepherd?
What did Jesus mean by His command to “feed my sheep?”
Why are Peter’s responses to Jesus repeated three times?
What does it mean to be a follower of Jesus?
Why do you think Peter was concerned about Jesus’ plan for John?
FRUIT FROM THE SEED
The powerful thing we as believers can do is obey the commands of Jesus.
From time to time, we have to reconfirm our commitment to Christ.
Follow Jesus even when He leads to where you do not want to go.
Do not let the plans for others distract you from doing what you are told.
Be eager to testify to the goodness of God at all times.
What Jesus will and can do is unlimited.