Christology V

Christology V

John 21:1-19

1 Later, Jesus appeared again to the disciples beside the Sea of Galilee. This is how it happened. 

2 Several of the disciples were there—Simon Peter, Thomas (nicknamed the Twin), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples.

3 Simon Peter said, “I’m going fishing.”

“We’ll come, too,” they all said. So they went out in the boat, but they caught nothing all night.

4 At dawn Jesus was standing on the beach, but the disciples couldn’t see who he was. 

5 He called out, “Fellows, have you caught any fish?”

“No,” they replied.

6 Then he said, “Throw out your net on the right-hand side of the boat, and you’ll get some!” So they did, and they couldn’t haul in the net because there were so many fish in it.

7 Then the disciple Jesus loved said to Peter, “It’s the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his tunic (for he had stripped for work), jumped into the water, and headed to shore. 

8 The others stayed with the boat and pulled the loaded net to the shore, for they were only about a hundred yards from shore. 

9 When they got there, they found breakfast waiting for them—fish cooking over a charcoal fire, and some bread.

10 “Bring some of the fish you’ve just caught,” Jesus said. 

11 So Simon Peter went aboard and dragged the net to the shore. There were 153 large fish, and yet the net hadn’t torn.

12 “Now come and have some breakfast!” Jesus said. None of the disciples dared to ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. 

13 Then Jesus served them the bread and the fish. 

14 This was the third time Jesus had appeared to his disciples since he had been raised from the dead.

15 After breakfast Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”

“Yes, Lord,” Peter replied, “you know I love you.”

“Then feed my lambs,” Jesus told him.

16 Jesus repeated the question: “Simon son of John, do you love me?”

“Yes, Lord,” Peter said, “you know I love you.”

“Then take care of my sheep,” Jesus said.

17 A third time he asked him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”

Peter was hurt that Jesus asked the question a third time. He said, “Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Then feed my sheep.

18 “I tell you the truth, when you were young, you were able to do as you liked; you dressed yourself and went wherever you wanted to go. But when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and others will dress you and take you where you don’t want to go.” 

19 Jesus said this to let him know by what kind of death he would glorify God. Then Jesus told him, “Follow me.”

Set the Scene

John 21 Third Time Jesus has Appeared to the Disciples since Resurrection

    Three is the Number of Divinity/Perfection    

                    Cementing His Perfection as the Completed Work of God

The disciples are back in Galilee, where Jesus said He would meet them                               (Mark 14:28; 16:7)

When Jesus asks a Question

John 21:4-5 At dawn Jesus was standing on the beach, but the disciples couldn’t see who he was. 5 He called out, “Fellows, have you caught any fish?” “No,” they replied.

When Jesus asks a Question, He Always Asks for Our Benefit

When Jesus asks a Question, It Is Always an Invitation to Follow His Lead

John 21:6 After following Jesus instruction, They Catch More Fish Than They Can Haul 

 

John 21:7 Peter Jumps Out of the Boat to Meet Jesus

    Matthew 14 (Jesus, Peter walking on Water)

John 21:11 Jesus requests the Disciples bring Ashore Their Catch

        Peter Brings Them Ashore All on His Own

          

John 18:13-27 Peter Denies Being a Disciple of Jesus, Three Times

    The Same Peter that Boasted

    Followed Jesus Out of the Boat

    Cut the Ear Off of the Soldier Arresting Jesus      

Peter Knows, that Jesus Knows, That They Have Unfinished Business

Since John 1, Jesus has been Working on Peter

    The very first time they meet, Jesus renames Him

        Peter - Rock

John 21:15-17 After breakfast Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”

“Yes, Lord,” Peter replied, “you know I love you.”

“Then feed my lambs,” Jesus told him.

16 Jesus repeated the question: “Simon son of John, do you love me?”

“Yes, Lord,” Peter said, “you know I love you.”

“Then take care of my sheep,” Jesus said.

17 A third time he asked him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”

Peter was hurt that Jesus asked the question a third time. He said, “Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Then feed my sheep.    

 

Christ isn’t as concerned dealing with Sin as He is Dealing with our Sin Nature

Jesus Didn’t Need to Know Why Peter Denied Him

    He Needed to Know Peter wasn’t Going Back to His Life Before Christ

Matthew 4, Mark 1, Luke 5, John 1 - Sea of Galilee 

    Leave Your Nets, Follow Me

John 21:19 Jesus said this to let him know by what kind of death he would glorify God. Then Jesus told him, “Follow me.”

Philippians 1:5-6 …because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.