Reading: John 21:15-25
When talking with Mary, Jesus had said “Tell the disciples and Peter to meet me in Galilee”. Now after breakfast on the morning of the miracle catch of fish, Jesus confronts in love Peter’s denials.
Previously Peter had boasted of greater love and passion for Christ than the other disciples, now he more humbly confesses his love for Christ and appeals to His all-knowing knowledge.
Peter is healed of guilt and commissioned to be a shepherd of God’s flock, as Jesus the head shepherd will no longer be physically here on earth.
Peter previously buckled under the fear of potential suffering, but in the future he will face it faithfully.
Series: One Off
Preacher: Rev Iain MacAskill
Preached: Evening Service, 13 July 2014
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