the resurrection of peter

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today’s key passage:

john 21:15-19 ESV

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, "Feed my lambs." 16 He said to him a second time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I love you." He said to him, "Tend my sheep." 17 He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of John, 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 everything; you know that I love you." Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep. 18 Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and carry you where you do not want to go." 19 (This he said to show by what kind of death he was to glorify God.) And after saying this he said to him, "Follow me."

definition of "resurrect:"

to bring back into use and fruitfulness

synonyms of "resurrect:"

rekindle, restore, recover, breathe new life into

my notes:

a closer look: john 21:15

john 21:15 NAS

Now 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."

meaning of names:

Peter = Rock

Simon = Listener

John = God is Gracious

Jesus’ term for love in this verse:

agape

Peter’s term for love in this verse:

phileo

my notes:

supporting scriptures

galatians 6:10 NIV11

Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

matthew 24:45 NIV11

"Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time?

matthew 26:33-35 NLT

Peter declared, "Even if everyone else deserts you, I will never desert you."

34 Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, Peter—this very night, before the rooster crows, you will deny three times that you even know me."

35 "No!" Peter insisted. "Even if I have to die with you, I will never deny you!" And all the other disciples vowed the same.

my notes:

a closer look: john 21:16

john 21:16 NAS

He said to him again, a second time, "Simon, son of John, do you love Me?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I love You." He said to him, "Shepherd My sheep."

Jesus’ term for love in this verse:

agape

Peter’s term for love in this verse:

phileo

my notes:

supporting scriptures

genesis 4:9 NLT

Afterward the Lord asked Cain, "Where is your brother? Where is Abel?" "I don’t know," Cain responded. "Am I my brother’s guardian?"

i corinthians 10:24 NIV11

No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.

i peter 5:2-3 NLT

Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God. 3 Don’t lord it over the people assigned to your care, but lead them by your own good example.

john 10:11-13 NLT

"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep. 12 A hired hand will run when he sees a wolf coming. He will abandon the sheep because they don’t belong to him and he isn’t their shepherd. And so the wolf attacks them and scatters the flock. 13 The hired hand runs away because he’s working only for the money and doesn’t really care about the sheep.

my notes:

a closer look: john 21:17

john 21:17 NAS

He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love Me?" Peter was hurt 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, "Tend My sheep.

Jesus’ term for love in this verse:

phileo

Peter’s term for love in this verse:

phileo

supporting scriptures

galatians 6:10 NIV11

Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

matthew 24:45 NIV11

"Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time?

my notes:

a closer look: john 21:18

john 21:18 ESV

Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and carry you where you do not want to go."

supporting scriptures

i john 4:19-5:3 NLT

We love, because He first loved us. 20 If someone says, "I love God," and yet he hates his brother or sister, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother and sister whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. 21 And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God must also love his brother and sister.

1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves the child born of Him. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and follow His commandments. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.

matthew 22:35-40 NIV11

One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36 "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?"

37 Jesus replied: "‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."

galatians 5:6 NIV11

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.

galatians 5:14 HCSB

For the entire law is fulfilled in one statement: Love your neighbor as yourself. 15 But if you bite and devour one another, watch out, or you will be consumed by one another.

i peter 1:22 NIV11

Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart.

philippians 2:20-22 NIV11

I have no one else like him, who will show genuine concern for your welfare. 21 For everyone looks out for their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. 22 But you know that Timothy has proved himself, because as a son with his father he has served with me in the work of the gospel.

i john 3:16-18 HCSB

This is how we have come to know love: He laid down His life for us. We should also lay down our lives for our brothers. 17 If anyone has this world’s goods and sees his brother in need but closes his eyes to his need — how can God’s love reside in him? 18 Little children, we must not love with word or speech, but with truth and action.

john 10:11-13 NLT

"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep. 12 A hired hand will run when he sees a wolf coming. He will abandon the sheep because they don’t belong to him and he isn’t their shepherd. And so the wolf attacks them and scatters the flock. 13 The hired hand runs away because he’s working only for the money and doesn’t really care about the sheep.

i thessalonians 2:7-12, 17, 19-20 NIV84

but we were gentle among you, like a mother caring for her little children. 8 We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us. 9 Surely you remember, brothers, our toil and hardship; we worked night and day in order not to be a burden to anyone while we preached the gospel of God to you.

10 You are witnesses, and so is God, of how holy, righteous and blameless we were among you who believed. 11 For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, 12 encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.

But, brothers, when we were torn away from you for a short time (in person, not in thought), out of our intense longing we made every effort to see you.

For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Is it not you? 20 Indeed, you are our glory and joy.

ii corinthians 7:3 NIV11

I do not say this to condemn you; I have said before that you have such a place in our hearts that we would live or die with you.

luke 9:23 NIV11

Then he said to them all: "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.

my notes:

i peter 2:19-24 ESV

For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. 20 For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. 21 For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. 22 He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. 23 When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. 24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

i peter 4:1-2 NIV11

Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. 2 As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God.

i john 2:6 NLT

Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus did.

hebrews 12:1-3 NIV11

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.