Summary: Last lesson-Keep Your Eyes On Jesus And Off Of Others!
John 21:1-22-1After these things Jesus showed Himself again to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias, and in this way He showed Himself: 2Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples were together. 3Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.”
They said to him, “We are going with you also.” They went out and £immediately got into the boat, and that night they caught nothing. 4But when the morning had now come, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. 5Then Jesus said to them, “Children, have you any food?” They answered Him, “No.”
6And He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast, and now they were not able to draw it in because of the multitude of fish.
7Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment (for he had removed it), and plunged into the sea. 8But the other disciples came in the little boat (for they were not far from land, but about two hundred cubits), dragging the net with fish. 9Then, as soon as they had come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid on it, and bread. 10Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish which you have just caught.”
11Simon Peter went up and dragged the net to land, full of large fish, one hundred and fifty-three; and although there were so many, the net was not broken. 12Jesus said to them, “Come and eat breakfast.” Yet none of the disciples dared ask Him, “Who are You?”—knowing that it was the Lord. 13Jesus then came and took the bread and gave it to them, and likewise the fish. 14This is now the third time Jesus showed Himself to His disciples after He was raised from the dead. 15So 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.” 16He said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of £Jonah, do you love Me?”
He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.”
He said to him, “Tend My sheep.” 17He 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. 18Most 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 you where you do not wish.” 19This He spoke, signifying by what death he would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He said to him, “Follow Me.”
20Then 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?” 21Peter, seeing him, said to Jesus, “But Lord, what about this man?”
22Jesus said to him, “If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to you? You follow Me.”
Verse 3-Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We are going with you also.”
Christians always remember where ever you go, there are people who are following you!!!
If you follow after God, there are going to be people who will follow you, (maybe at a distance, you may never know how much impact you had on their life), but if you backslide, you are going to take those same people down with you!!
The disciples were suppose to be fisher of men now, not fisher of fish!
Verse 5-Then Jesus said to them, “Children, have you any food?” They answered Him, “No.”
This little piece of information, lets us know that this story is real, because if a fisherman is asked if he has caught something and he has, he will tell you all about it, (maybe not where he caught it) but if he has not caught anything, all the reply you will get is, “No”
Verse 6-And He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.”
The success of catching fish or the failure of catching fish, was just the width of the boat and obeying the Lord!