Ice Breaker: Tell about a time you failed the Lord and how it made you feel?
Text: John 21:15-23
SERMON SUMMARY: Jesus confronts Peter after he failed the Lord several times surrounding the events of Christ’s death on the cross. Jesus asks Peter three times “Lovest thou Me,” and Peter answered that he did. Then Jesus commands Peter to “Feed My lambs / sheep.”
After Jesus foretells of Peter’s death, He commands Peter to “Follow me.” Peter looks at John and inquires what will he do. Jesus tells Peter it isn’t any of his business, and he should just be concerned about following the Lord himself.
1. Why did Jesus ask Peter, “Lovest thou me,” when He already knew Peter loved Him?
2. What is the significance of Jesus command to “Feed my lambs / sheep?”
3. Jesus said Peter’s death would “glorify God” (John 21:19)? How can a person’s death bring glory to God?
4. Why did Peter asked Jesus about John, “Lord, and what shall this man do?” (John 21:21).
5. Jesus commanded Peter twice to “Follow me” (John 21:19, 22). How does a person follow the Lord in a practical way?
6. What did Jesus mean when He said about John, “If I will that he tarry till I come?” (John 21:22-23).
7. APPLICATION: How can a person demonstrate his/her love for Jesus?