Cast the net on the right side of the ship, now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes, Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, a hundred and fifty and three, Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, Depart from me; for. Paperback. 15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He could see that Judas sold the Master for thirty pieces of silver (Matthew 27:3) but Jesus loved Judas anyway. Jesus needs to be in our lives. Luke 22:61-62 … the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. Shows that God seeks the love of His children - Deut. or in humility? Is He some Master Fisherman? Oh, if we would carry Jesus with us on our vacations how wonderful and full they would be. Lovest Thou Me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou … 13 Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. He let down the nets – and caught so many fish that the nets broke. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. We’ve been on this side, that side, the front and the back. Do you love Jesus more than your nets? Jesus surprised them in that room, suddenly appearing. The seven merely say “No!”. Judas betrayed Jesus but once, and that by a kiss. … And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. Then Jesus told them – just as He did on this occasion: “Let down your nets and you will catch fish!” (Luke 5:4). Have you caught anything?” Little ones to Him belong, “Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these?” John 21:15 Preparatory Reading: Luke 7; Luke 15. LOVEST THOU ME? We all think that. Do you love Jesus, or just love the fact that He healed you, as He healed the lepers. Jesus does not call him Peter, a name that Jesus gave him when he first gave his life to the Lord. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. Do we not put ourselves center stage in life, exalting in ourselves? Jesus bids us feed My sheep. Then it happens. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. It is a look I often have had when I heard on a fellow pastor falling away, or a deacon or Church leader making a terrible misstep. Do you love Jesus more than your boat? Do you lovingly obey Him? Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep. He blesses us when we foolishly try to do it on our own. And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. They thought He was a ghost. I shall never fail You!” Oh the Grace of God, the marvelous Grace of Christ our Savior. All would fail Him. 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 … Simon did as Jesus asked. Now we just sing it.” then he sang: Jesus loves me this I know, "Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? 28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. John 21:15-17. And two unnamed disciples. He saith to him: Feed my lambs. He looked around that Table on that fateful day – that crucifixion day – and saw Judas. King James Bible Believers Website Eternal Day September 11, 2019 God is an Eternal Immortal Being who is not subject to limitation of time and space as well as night and day. James and John, who were Peter’s best friends. Jesus told us “If you love Me, keep My commandments (John 14:15; 15:10). gave Himself a ransom for all (1 Timothy 2:6) Oh, that God the Holy Spirit would cause us to love Him more. How is this love defined? 20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock, https://bibleteacherorg.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/lovest-thou-me-john-21.mp3. He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. Judas would fail Him, On the night of the betrayal, when Christ intimated that … The question that Jesus asks Peter is one of the most profound and important questions in the Bible. The answer surprised the questioner. That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee. Have you become like the Church of Laodicea that was neither hot nor cold, but lukewarm in their love. Then Nathanael, of whom Jesus said “Is no guile”. We are to be compassionate to those in need. John 21:17 (WYC) He saith to him the third time, Simon of Jonas, lovest thou me? INTRODUCTION: We know that Christ loved and continues to love us. Tools. He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. 6:4-8; Matt. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep. Oh, when we love Jesus and do as He says, He blesses us. 14 This is now the third time that Jesus shewed himself to his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead. Come by and be with us - you'll be blessed. Simon, do you love Me? 'Lovest Thou Me' in the Bible. The second time Jesus appeared once more I suspect Peter knew he would be rebuked. A sailboat, a couple, and their little dog too. Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? What does Jesus ask Peter? To what extent should we love Him? Did Jesus tell the Laodiceans: Revelation 3:19-20 … As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Luke 22:34 … I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me. He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Or have you become cold in your love? Remember Peter and his failure? “Do you believe My teachings?, or Lovest Thou Me? John 21:15 John 21:15. Jesus knows your heart. And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. But He also saw the others, and that all would betray Him that day. I struggle with this, for often I am confronted with need because people have made bad decisions. He saith to him again: Simon, son of John, lovest thou me? I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love. He saith unto him, Yea, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. How hard can your heart be to not love Him who first loved you – loved all of us (1 John 4:19). 2. How does He know you love Him? A failure to love Jesus is what locks Him out of the Church and out of the life of blessing that God wants to give us all. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. As Jesus looked about that table – a table to celebrate the Cross that our Master would suffer for us – He saw the heart of Judas. And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep. That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Jesus appeared to His disciples in that locked room. 21:18: Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou … I believe it is because this is the second time this has happened to the disciples. Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? Didn’t Jesus say “I will spue you out of My mouth!” if you do not love Him? Better conversations toward a better tomorrow. … I proceeded forth and came from God … He sent Me. He saith unto him, cFeed … Original, daily devotionals, inspiration and more from a fresh, "Hey! So he let the net down on the other side! Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? behold, the hand of him that betrayeth Me is with Me on the table, Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both into prison, and to death, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me, the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. Just this morning a lady came in and said: “You helped me several years ago with a motel room. Peter didn’t even kiss the Master when he betrayed Him. Do you love Jesus more than those things around you? I have no doubt that Peter sincerely believed that he was ready, that he would give everything for Jesus. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep. John 13:38. Let us be His hands and His feet, for the glory of Christ our Savior. Verily, verily, I say unto … Seven men went fishing at night. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Judas loved money. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. ... lovest thou me more than these? Come work your ministry at Riverview! I never thought about it like that before" perspective. Is this young girl one of Christ’s Lambs? In Luke 5 the disciples are fishing not at the Sea of Tiberias (John 21:1) but at the lake of Gennesaret (Luke 5:5). If God were your Father, ye would love Me! This is the way of the worldling. To do good in the Family of God, to love one another as Christ so loved the Church and gave Himself for it. Jam 2:24 Our faith works through our love , Gal 5:6 … 29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. So now we come to our Lord’s third visit with His disciples in His glorified Body. gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us (Titus 2:14). Then He yells out: John 21:6 … Cast the net on the right side of the ship,  and ye shall find. Amen. He blesses us when we forget to love Him. But Peter was too tired to argue. When we come to John chapter 21 the Bible tells us: John 21:14 … This is now the THIRD time that Jesus shewed himself to his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead. And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Why did God care so much to write this number in His Book, this glorious Bible? Just as Jesus said, Peter failed. Peter on seeing the nets filled jumps in the water, and swims to the Master. Last week we studied and celebrated the Lord’s Table here at Riverview. He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep. Then hear what Jesus tells us to do. Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? We are weak, but He is strong!”. He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. Do you love Jesus more than your friends. Are they not the helpless and the needy, those who love the Lord and have need. Rise above the storms of life and find rest for your soul in Christ Jesus. Let us minister Christ to those around us. May God lead you to be His light where you are. “Do you remember the time you denied Me? We must remember that it was Peter who claimed … ... your style of love?” “Is there a way to love the Lord Jesus in the King James Bible?” “Want to learn how to love the Lord your God?” The answer is inside the King James Bible and this little book. How do you answer Him? We thought things would be better when Jesus rose from the grave. He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou … I have often wondered why there were 153 fish in the net. Jesus said nothing to Peter, but spoke to the group in that empty room. This time Peter caught 153 fish – much more than a standard net could carry without bursting – and yet lost not one fish! Jesus knew this. We all fall, and fail. All night long they fish, and catch absolutely nothing. Oh, but let us not be self righteous about this, for have not we all done the same thing? So now twice our Lord has appeared, but has not chastised Peter for his horrid failure. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep… John 1:42 And he brought him … “Do you see now the error of your ways?”, or How can you not love Him Who: gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us (Galatians 1:4) Do you love Him? Let us love our Christ, and lift up His people in need. He rose in a perfect and glorified Body. 16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? located at 798 Santa Fe Pike, Columbia, TN Riverview has three services on Sunday (8:30 am, 11 am, 6 pm), a Wednesday night service (7 pm), a Tuesday night Bible Study (6 pm). Who does this Man on shore think He is? This heart-searching question by Jesus Christ: 1. There were more than 153 fish when Peter first met Christ … and now the Lord gives Peter a miraculous bounty, a much more bounty. 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 … The other side? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? Introduction: The forgiveness and mercy we have … Peter was confronted with his failure. Here is the third time that Jesus appears. 16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Now my daughter’s boyfriend has left her, and she needs to pay her utilities.”. Now at the Sea of Tiberius Jesus does it again. Why 153 fishes? It was at the Lord’s Table that Jesus told the Apostles: Luke 22:21 … behold, the hand of him that betrayeth Me is with Me on the table. He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter is so like us. Some have gone to Heaven apart from death, others raised to later die again. The third time Jesus asks, “Do you love me?” in John 21:17, He uses the word phileo, and Peter again responds with “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you,” again using phileo. But as Judas loved the money, Peter loved himself. 62 And Peter went out, and wept bitterly. Praise God for Jesus. Do you love Him? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou … Someone asked a famous Bible teacher – I forget his name at this moment – but they asked him “What is the greatest truth you have ever learned from the Scripture”. When Peter did as Christ asked, Peter was blessed beyond measure. Peter thought he would never fail. 16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith to him: yea, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. When Jesus appeared that first time I suspect that Peter was looking to be rebuked. Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. gave Himself for me (Galatians 2:20) Simon worshiped the Lord. Non Existent Revisions in the King James Bible, Our Love for Christ is Based on His Love for Us (, Christ Must Have the First Place in our Love (, We Prove our Love by our Obedience to Him, Peter Had Bragged About His Devotion and had Failed (, Peter is Now Grieved that Christ Asked Him a Third Time about his Love, Three Requests of Christ and Three Commands to Feed Point to the Importance of Faithfulness in our Love for Christ. Peter loved the lime light. We thought that life would be all mountaintop experiences. The Bible states in no uncertain terms that if God is our Father, then we will love Christ (John 8:42 ). How dare He call us “children”. Do you love Jesus more than your 153 fish? The boats filled up with so many fish that they started to sink (Luke 5:7). Beloved, we are to feed the lambs of Christ, those who love the Lord and are in need. Eight days later Jesus appears again, this time so that the Apostle Thomas can see and speak to Him (John 20:26). He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. For the Bible tells me so, Do you love Me more than even your own life? Jesus answered him, Wilt thou lay down thy life for my sake? I do not think so, though my heart hurts to think of it. This truth is backed up by Paul in 1 Corinthians 16:22If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. But so would we all. He saith to him again the … See All...). Peter failed. Though I helped this young lady several years ago, she took the help and never came to Church nor responded to Christ in any way. 17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? A. So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? CONCLUSION: Today, Christ asks you as He asked Peter, Lovest thou me? Luke 22:61-62 … the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. The truth is, we are all subject to failure. He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou … In pride? 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