Question Jesus Asked[3]: Do you love Me more than these?”

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Read:  So 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.” John 21 :15

Examine: In John 21, we see Jesus after the resurrection and meeting His disciples at the sea of Galilee, it was the third time Jesus met His disciples after the resurrection. The disciples had gone fishing and did not catch anything, Jesus guided them and they got a large catch of fish, when they came to the shore Jesus prepared breakfast for them. After the meal, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these others do?”

“Yes, Lord,” he answered, “you know that I love you.”

Jesus said to him, “Take care of my lambs.” A second time Jesus said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”

“Yes, Lord,” he answered, “you know that I love you.”

Jesus said to him, “Take care of my sheep.” A third time Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”

Peter became sad because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” and so he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you!”

Jesus said to him, “Take care of my sheep. I am telling you the truth: when you were young, you used to get ready and go anywhere you wanted to; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will tie you up and take you where you don’t want to go.”  (In saying this, Jesus was indicating the way in which Peter would die and bring glory to God.) Then Jesus said to him, “Follow me!”

Application: Jesus meeting the needs of the disciples, asking them to cast net at the place where there will be a great catch. If the disciples did not get a catch that day, it would have been just a tough day in life of a fisherman. The mere thought Jesus cares even for the little things, again we see Jesus preparing breakfast for His disciples, Lord of the universe really cares for 1 meal of His disciples.

Jesus asks do you love me, for the Lord most important thing is we loving Him will all our heart, even going on to ask, do you love me more than these, things of the world, what we have, do we really love Jesus more than everything.

Decision: Lord help me to tell like Peter, Jesus you know that I love you. Confidence that the Lord of universe knows that we love Him. Lord heal our family.

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