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Sermon Notes

Do you love Me?

Last Sunday we saw that Peter the fisherman, the son of BarJona. This disciple of Jesus Christ began his first denial of being a follower of Christ around a fire. Later on he twice more denied that he was a follower of Jesus fulfilling what Jesus said to him - Before the rooster crows you will deny me three times.

After Jesus resurrection He meets with His disciples for the third time in Galilee and invites them to breakfast on the seashore around a fire. It was on this occasion He questions Peter as to his love for His Master, Lord, Savior. Previously Peter denied that He was a follower of Jesus, now three times he acknowledges that he loves Jesus.  I am so glad that the three count you out never applied to Peter. God is the God that gives many chances, if we are repentant. Do you love Me? Jesus asks Peter.

John.21:15
15  When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon son of John, do you truly love me more than these?" "Yes, Lord," he said, "you know that I love you." Jesus said, "Feed my lambs."

Secondly, Jesus instructs Peter to tend to His sheep and thirdly to feed His sheep.

In other words - feed the young ones, discipline the stubborn ones, and tenderly watch over the old ones.

Putting it another way - If you love me, prove it: by obeying  my commands - feed my sheep - action needed.

If you profess to love me, here is your responsibility, feed my lambs, tend to my sheep and feed them.

When you and I decide to become a follower of Christ by repenting of our sins and asking Jesus to forgive, we come to one who demands total allegiance. This allegiance is something we learn to live out as God begins his work of transforming our minds so that we may do his will.

Do you love Me is the question at hand. If yes, then there is action to be taken, and there are responsibilities.

Love for God motivates us to obey Him

John 14:21, 23,24            John 15:10            1 John 2:5,6      5:3(burdensome)

Love is shown by either action taken, deed done, behavior exhibited.

Luke.7:44-48

Obedience springs from gratitude for grace received and expresses spiritual freedom.  Romans 12:9-21

The above is all pleasing to our Lord. Let us prevent these words being uttered to us.

Revelation.2:4
4  “But I have this complaint against you. You don’t love me or each other as you did at first!

Do you love me, let's say what Peter said:

“Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you.”