Follow Me Part 1 (John 21:15-19)
Delivered By
Bro. Tyler Campbell
Delivered On
April 22, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Central Passage
John 21:15-19
Description

15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” 16 He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” 17 He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep. 18 Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and carry you where you do not want to go.” 19 (This he said to show by what kind of death he was to glorify God.) And after saying this he said to him, “Follow me.”

SERMON NOTES:

* Jesus addressed Peter as "Simon" possibly referring to his former self, asking him 3 times if he loved him. (This was the same number of times that Peter had denied Jesus.)

* Jesus reminds Simon Peter that He called him to make disciples that make disciples, despite the fact that Simon Peter had flaws and imperfections. He called him to:

1. LOVE ("Do you love me?")

2. SACRIFICE (The call to be Jesus' disciple would lead Simon Peter's life and would eventually lead to his death.)

3. OBEY ("Feed my sheep" and "Follow Me") Obedience shows trust. 

* God also calls us to Love, Sacrifice, and to Obey as we are commanded to make disciples that make disciples.