Passage: John 21:15-25
Instructions: Before you come to God’s Word, ask God to give you Wisdom (James 1:5) as you read the Bible. Ask God to help you to understand it and to have it impact your life!
Read the passage above through once and then go-back and re-read the text SLOWLY. While you are re-reading, ask yourself the following questions.
What is the situation that is going on in these verses?
What question does Jesus ask Peter? (15)
Why is it significant that Jesus ask Peter this question? Had Peter done anything that could call into question whether or not he really loved Jesus? (Ask questions if you don’t know the answer).
How does Peter respond to Jesus’ question? (15)
What does Jesus tell Peter to do?
When Jesus tells Peter to feed His sheep? What does He mean? How was Peter supposed to do this?
Why does Jesus ask Peter the same question three times? (15-17)
How does Peter respond to Jesus’ question a third time? (17)
What was Jesus attitude towards Peter, even after Peter had denied Him three times?
Does it seem strange that Jesus would still want to use someone who had greatly sinned against Him? How was Jesus able to do this?
What does Jesus tell Peter after this? (18-19).
What did that mean?
How do you think Peter felt knowing this?
Was Peter willing to die for Jesus?
If God told you that you were going to die for Him, would you still be willing to serve Him? Why or why not?
Who did Peter ask about next? (20-21)
What does Jesus say? (22)
What did Jesus mean by this? (23)
Did John record everything that Jesus did in his gospel? (25)
What can you learn from this passage?