Looking Deeply In Our Hearts (John 21:15-19)
Gearl Spicer, April 11, 2021
Part of the Online Service series, preached at a Sunday Online service
John 21:15–19 (Listen)
15 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.”
Looking Deeply In Our Hearts
How often do you look deeply at your heart?
An in-depth look will reveal:
*Condition of our heart
*Commitment of our heart
*Call of our heart
*So 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. vs. 15
*…..Follow Me! vs. 19
Loving Jesus is the key to every other aspect of life!
*Do you love Him?
Love opens the door to obedience!
I. Be honest to ask the questions in your heart - vs.15a
A. Tend my lambs
B. Shepherd my sheep
C. Tend my sheep
II. Recognize He wanted him to assume strategic responsibilities-vs. 16-17
A. Live as an example
B. Care as a shepherd
C. Serve with a whole heart
III. Keep your commitment simple enough to actually live it out - vs.18-19
A. Listen intently
B. Apply personally
C. Obey passionately
Will you look into your heart?