Peter’s Love (John 21:15-25)
Why do you think Jesus wanted to know if Simon Peter loved him “more than these?” Why might Jesus have asked Simon Peter three times if he loved him? Jesus asked Peter if he loved him “more than these.” What might be the “these?”
Jesus told Peter to “Feed my lambs;” “Tend my sheep;” and “Feed my sheep.” What was involved in these commands? Do we need to do likewise today? If so, how?
Why might Peter have been grieved because Jesus said to him the third time, “Do you love me?”
What did Jesus mean at verse 18? Why would Peter stretch out his hands and have another gird him? Where would Peter be carried that he did not wish to go?
Jesus told Peter, “Follow me.” What is involved in following Jesus? How do we follow Jesus?
Why do you think John might have been following Jesus and Peter?
What does Jesus mean at verse 22? Is John still living (cf. v 23)? Do we sometimes stick our nose in stuff that is not any of our business? How can we keep from doing that?
Obviously John used hyperbole at verse 25. Yet why do you think the world could not contain all the books of what Jesus did? What would you like to know about Jesus that isn’t recorded? What is the biggest lesson you will take away from the Gospel of John?