Lesson No. 498
Book of John, Chapter 21
"Do YOU Love Me?"

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Jesus appears to the disciples while they are fishing
1 After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he himself. 2 There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples. 3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing. 4 But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus. 5 Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No. 6 And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes. 7 Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher’s coat unto him, (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea. 8 And the other disciples came in a little ship; (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fishes. 9 As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread. 10 Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now caught. 11 Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken. 12 Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord. 13 Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise. 14 This is now the third time that Jesus shewed himself to his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead. Jesus talks with Peter 15 So when they had dined, 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. 16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. 17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep. 18 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not. 19 This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me. 20 Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee? 21 Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this mando? 22 Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me. 23 Then went this saying abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not die: yet Jesus said not unto him, He shall not die; but, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? 24 This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true. 25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.

Lesson No. 498            "Do YOU Love Me?"

John Chapter 21                                                          02/26/2020

1)  John describes the gathering at the sea of Galilee, why did Peter and  half the disciples go fishing?  (Hint: verses 1-3) Seven showed up- where were the other four?

2)  How does Jesus 'show' himself to the disciples- why the fish?  (Hint: verses 4-11)  What is special about catching 153 fish?

3)  This was the third time Jesus showed himself to the disciples after resurrection- verses 12-14.  Wasn't there more during the  40 days?

4)  After eating Jesus has a serious conversation with Peter.  What does He ask Peter in verse 15?  How does Peter respond, and then what does Jesus ask of him to demonstrate that love?  (Hint: verse 15).  What does this mean?

5)  Jesus asks Peter the same question again in verse 16- what happens then?

6)  Then Jesus asks Peter a third time if he loves him in verse 17- what do you think was going through Peter's mind?  But the command of Jesus has likewise to do with service to His church- why?  What does this mean?

7)  Then Jesus goes on to tell Peter of Peter's future in verse 18- John describes what this meant in verse 19.  Again, like in the beginning, what does Jesus invite Peter to do?

8)  Peter then asks Jesus about his friend John, what will become of John (verse 21).  What does Jesus say to him, and what does this mean to us?  (Hint: verse 22).

9)  John then clears up a rumor about this, combined with what happened to John.  What was it?  (Hint: verse 23)

10)  John then 'testifies' of these things that he wrote in this gospel- why did he do that?  (Hint: verse 24)

11)  John concludes with an interesting verse- the Holy Spirit was very specific to the disciples as to what they should write in the Bible, but this is written so that we know, much much more happened!  I wonder what!!

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