When you were younger: Jesus spoke of Peter’s past, reminding him of his younger days when he had less responsibility and could do more as he pleased. Because their spiritual senses are dulled. The first question that Jesus asks is, “Do you truly love me more than these?” He was presumably referring to Peter’s bold statement earlier that even if all the rest of the disciples fell away, he never would, implying that he loved Jesus more than all the others did. Without regard to how Jesus might deal with John or other disciples, Peter had to decide for himself whether or not he would follow Jesus. b. Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time: Peter understood the significance of the question being asked the third time. i. 1. However, in these last days, secular work is often a source of anxiety. — i.e., than these disciples who are present here with thee. I have more love and kindness in my life than I can ever repay. We will either “hate the one and love the other” or “stick to the one and despise the other,” said Jesus. What will help us to examine the depth of our love for Christ? Clarke's Commentary on the Bible. Treasury of Scripture Knowledge. That is probably the thrust of His intent. Jesus is setting the stage here for Peter’s forgiveness and for him to be entrusted with caring for the others after Jesus ascends to Heaven. Saguinn and Marcus Johnson, Glenn Watlington) is a popular song by Larry Watlington & G.E.T.L. ii. Do You Love Me More Than These? iv. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. Peter said to him, 'Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.' - What or who is these? 5:11-14) As a result, some develop an uncontrolled desire for material things​—a desire that can never be fully satisfied. i. Peter represents most all of us. The command ‘Follow me’ is a present imperative, which literally means ‘Keep on following me.’” (Tenney), ii. Jesus here means: Do you love me more than these fishes and this fishing business? i. (b) What could help us to maintain a balanced view of recreation and entertainment? “In return for my love they accuse me, even as I make prayer for them. 12 Indeed, recreation and entertainment fill an important need. 6. While Martha scurried about preparing a meal, Mary chose to sit at Jesus’ feet and listen to him. Sharlyn Sorongon. Peter, whose name means “A Piece of Rock,” indeed lived up to his name, for he displayed rocklike qualities. It seems unnecessary to add this explanation, but not a few English notes on this verse explain the word “these” of the fishes, or of the boats and nets, as though the question was, “Lovest thou Me more than … He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I love You." You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. There were many other things that Jesus did, and it would be impossible to write them all. Why? Smithtown Gospel Tabernacle 390 views. This is a picture of intimate, friendly fellowship. “ 16 He said to him a second time, 'Simon, son of John, do you love me?' Sunday 4/19/2020--Do You Love Me More Than These? Jesus said to him, "Take care of my lambs." Do You Love Me More Than These? And I even do not have any desire to learn anything about it. The responsibility for those with this depth of love and commitment must be to feed the more mature Christians. This illustrates just how often and easily people misunderstand things, and how often the brethren misunderstand. Tend My sheep: “By which he seems to intimate that it is not sufficient merely to offer the bread of life to the congregation of the Lord, but he must take care that the sheep be properly collected, attended to, regulated, guided, &c.; and it appears that Peter perfectly comprehended our Lord’s meaning, and saw that it was a direction given not only to him, and to the rest of the disciples, but to all their successors in the Christian ministry.” (Clarke), He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of Jonah, 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 all things; You know that I love You.” Jesus said to him, “Feed My sheep.”. i. It could be family, wife or children, buddies, co-workers, fraternal and all other associates. [16] A second time Jesus said to him, "Simon son of John, do you love me?" Leodian Diadem Mercurio. After he has settled in the pagan, cosmopolitan city of Ephesus, he will recall men from drifting on the uncharted seas of vague religious experience and abstract speculation to the sure and certain anchorage of God’s self-revelation in the historical figure of the Word-made-flesh.” (Tasker), iii. Stream do you love me more than these (thomas' song) by Lydia Gebreselassie from desktop or your mobile device (b) What wise counsel did Jesus give regarding material things? Love does not say, directly or indirectly, "If you are a bad boy, Mommy won't love you any more." Or could He mean, “Do you love me more than these other men love me?” We Then he said to them: “‘Cast the net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.’ So they cast it, but they were not able to haul it in because of the large number of fish.”​—John 21:1-6. . iii. Shiegella Rae Gealon. Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. 3 Most other English translations have something similar. Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. This is now the third time Jesus showed Himself to His disciples after He was raised from the dead. The fact that John was the last surviving disciple, having survived attempts to kill him, gave strength to this rumor. Click to enable/disable _gat_* - Google Analytics Cookie. Simon Peter answered him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." ii. Jesus emphasized that they were His sheep, not Peter’s. 2:3. I prayed to Jehovah, asking him to help me to cope and to reach my goal of having more time for spiritual activities. John 21:15-25 • Sermon • Sunday, April 19, 2020 Philippians 4:8–9 Luke 12:6–7 Matthew 10:29–31 John 21:15–25 Isaiah 43:1 Matthew 7:3–5 Fear Faith Love Joy Anger Hope Eternity Forgiveness Peace Perseverance Giving Depression Doubt Evil Jesus Grief God Beauty. We work to provide our basic material needs and to support our ministry. Similarly, a steady diet of recreation and entertainment will weaken our spiritual health. What does Jesus mean here by “these?” Is He referring to the boat, the net, and everything that is connected with Peter’s love for fishing? ‘Keep on following’ will be the force of it. Even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written: John wrote the truth about Jesus, but it was impossible for him or anyone else to write the whole truth about Jesus. Both times, Peter responded with “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you,” using the Greek word phileo , which refers more to a brotherly/friendship type of love. (1 Tim. i. Or he could be asking Peter if he really loved Jesus more that the other disciples did, as he had claimed the night before Jesus died. 5:10) Thankfully, there is an antidote to being poisoned by materialistic thinking: a healthy dose of God’s Word, the Bible, taken on a regular basis. 5:8) They must work hard to fulfill this obligation. 2:2) Just as meditating on divine truth fortified Jesus to reject temptation, so applying Bible principles helps us to fight against materialistic desires. This is the disciple who testifies of these things, and wrote these things: Here John explains that he was the unnamed disciple referred to in several previous places. It has made me happier because I do not have the stress and worry that I had with my former job. 10 Jesus set the standard in balancing secular interests and spiritual matters. Dec 26, 2019 - “Do You Love Me More Than These?” Come, you yourselves, privately into an isolated place and rest up a little. (Acts 4:5-20) We today are likewise determined to remain steadfast in our love for Christ, keeping secular work, recreation, and material things in their proper place. What about John? 4. Eish… Men of God, please stop taking advantage of the sheep and lambs of Jesus Christ! Yet, Peter’s previous claim to a greater love suggests that Jesus referred to the other disciples, not the fish. c. Do you love Me: The third time Jesus slightly changed His question. a. (See paragraph 18), 18 When Jesus asked Peter: “Do you love me more than these?” he was reminding Peter of the need to put spiritual things first in his life. “Jesus placed Peter in a category with himself – a life spent for God and ultimately sacrificed to glorify God. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? By asking Peter, “Do you love me more than these?” Jesus is not inviting Peter to compare his love to that of others. * More than these: probably “more than these disciples do” rather than “more than you love them” or “more than you love these things [fishing, etc. How can we determine if we have a balanced view of recreation? When they had finished eating, Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love Me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he answered, “You know I love You.” Jesus replied, “Feed My lambs.” SEVEN of Jesus’ disciples had just spent the entire night fishing in the Sea of Galilee but had not caught anything. (a) In what way could materialism become a snare for a Christian? There is surely some significance that Jesus asked Peter this question twice, using the same ancient Greek word for love, and Peter answered twice using a different word for love. might have meant "do you love me more than these fishes that you have just hauled in?". Jesus said to him, "Take care of my lambs." Jesus had to ask him the third time. JOHN 21:15-17 15 So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of Jonah, 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 again a second time, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?” d. Follow Me: In this dramatic moment, Jesus gave these last words to Peter. Only … When Martha complained that Mary was not helping, Jesus told Martha: “Mary chose the good portion, and it will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:38-42) Jesus was teaching Martha a valuable lesson. He bids them put by their nets for awhile and commune with him.”, By which he seems to intimate that it is not sufficient merely to, Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You, “Most assuredly, I say to you, when you were younger, you girded yourself and walked where you wished; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry, When you are old, you will stretch out your hands, Ancient writers state that, about thirty-four years after this, Peter was crucified; and that he deemed it so, Then Peter, turning around, saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following, who also had leaned on His breast at the supper, and said, “Lord, who is the one who betrays You?” Peter, seeing him, said to Jesus, “But Lord, what, If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to you, : This was a powerful and pointed challenge to Peter. Jesus said: “Keep on, then, seeking first the Kingdom and his righteousness, and all these other things [basic material needs] will be added to you.” (Matt. Nevertheless, it was still important for Jesus to restore Peter in the presence of the other disciples. From the series Jesus Unfiltered - Testify Chip wraps up this series by saying that a lot of us are harder on ourselves than God is. Employees who are unwilling to make such sacrifices for their company risk losing their jobs. ii. (Prov. i. [15] After they had eaten, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon son of John, do you spiritually love (from the Greek word agapao) me more than these others do?" The rumor was that Jesus said that John would not die until Jesus returned. Jesus then came and took the bread and gave it to them, and likewise the fish. (Eccl. What do the Scriptures teach about rest and relaxation? A happy mother (more than happy), a happy father and three enthusiastic boys playing a game
that is completely unknown to me. But Lord, what about this man: Jesus just renewed His challenge to Peter, follow Me (John 21:19). 13. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. 4:8-10) By doing so, we show Jesus that we love him more than any material thing. But a bigger question for us is how we will answer the question “do you love Me more than these.” What are the “these… i. But when Peter responded, he used a different word for love, one that describes the love … Messalin C 201. 15 Many today are obsessed with the latest fashions, electronic gadgets, and so forth. You can also change some of your preferences. Peter had followed Christ, but not continuously in the past. 6:33) To help determine whether we have a balanced view of secular matters and spiritual responsibilities, it is good to ask ourselves: ‘Do I find my secular work interesting and exciting but view my spiritual activities as ordinary or routine?’ Thinking about and meditating on how we feel about our secular and spiritual activities can help us to determine where our true affection lies. b. Simon, son of Jonah:Jesus addressed the leader among the disciples as Simon, not as Peter. Do You Love Me More Than These (feat. Jesus said: “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matt. “D o you love me more than these?” Are we meant to measure our love for Christ by comparing our love to others? Though Peter was destined to die on a cross (John 21:18-19), Jesus wanted Peter to consider the possibility that He might have an entirely different destiny for John. Lovest thou me more than these? So he resumed his Bible study and eventually qualified to become a publisher of the good news. “Simon, do you love Me more than these?” 3. Click on the different category headings to find out more. Follow Sunday - PM - SermonAudio.com to never miss another show. “Jesus Christ asks each one of us, not for obedience primarily, not for repentance, not for vows, not for conduct, but for a heart; and that being given, all the rest will follow.” (Maclaren). “Paul might be the pioneer of Christ, Peter might be the shepherd of Christ, but John was the witness of Christ.” (Barclay). He invites Peter to move from a place of pride to a place of humility. “Rumour had it that the Lord had prophesied that the beloved disciple would be alive when He came again, and the evangelist is anxious to make it perfectly clear that Jesus had only spoken hypothetically about such a possibility.” (Tasker). Peter was to be a fisher of men - so Jesus told him "feed my lambs", his new life work. 6. Scooter does the right thing. 18 When Jesus asked Peter: “Do you love me more than these?” he was reminding Peter of the need to put spiritual things first in his life. “Not one of the disciples ventured to interrogate Him; ἐξετάσαι is ‘to examine by questioning’. Some translations express Peter’s answer as, “I am your friend.”. We may request cookies to be set on your device. What would you say if I took those words away When you couldn't make things new 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.” He said to him, “Tend My lambs.” He prepared breakfast for His disciples, no doubt a delicious one. In the crucial moment a few weeks before, Peter denied Jesus three times to save himself from the cross. “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”​—JOHN 21:15. (Gal. Yet it also gave Peter assurance. If, in order to please a father or mother who are opposed to vital godliness, we abandon God's ordinances and followers, we are unworthy of any thing but hell. 16 Jesus stated that “no one can slave for two masters.” He added: “You cannot slave for God and for Riches.” That is because both “masters” require exclusive devotion. John 21:15-17 - Duration: 37:32. 6:21) Thus, our heartfelt love for Jesus will move us to focus our thoughts, speech, and actions primarily on Kingdom activities rather than on the everyday affairs of life.​—Phil. And when He had spoken this, He said to him, “Follow Me.”. If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. do you love me more than these (thomas' song) by Lydia Gebreselassie published on 2019-10-05T07:48:46Z. d. Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You: Peter did believe that he loved Jesus (using the word philio), yet he relied on Jesus’ own knowledge of all things. 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