Day 21 • Feed My Sheep

John 21

Epilogue: Jesus Appears to Seven Disciples

1 Later, Jesus appeared again to the disciples beside the Sea of Galilee. This is how it happened. 2 Several of the disciples were there—Simon Peter, Thomas (nicknamed the Twin), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples.

3 Simon Peter said, “I’m going fishing.”

“We’ll come, too,” they all said. So they went out in the boat, but they caught nothing all night.

4 At dawn Jesus was standing on the beach, but the disciples couldn’t see who he was. 5 He called out, “Fellows, have you caught any fish?”

“No,” they replied.

6 Then he said, “Throw out your net on the right-hand side of the boat, and you’ll get some!” So they did, and they couldn’t haul in the net because there were so many fish in it.

7 Then the disciple Jesus loved said to Peter, “It’s the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his tunic (for he had stripped for work), jumped into the water, and headed to shore. 8 The others stayed with the boat and pulled the loaded net to the shore, for they were only about a hundred yards from shore. 9 When they got there, they found breakfast waiting for them—fish cooking over a charcoal fire, and some bread.

10 “Bring some of the fish you’ve just caught,” Jesus said. 11 So Simon Peter went aboard and dragged the net to the shore. There were 153 large fish, and yet the net hadn’t torn.

12 “Now come and have some breakfast!” Jesus said. None of the disciples dared to ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. 13 Then Jesus served them the bread and the fish. 14 This was the third time Jesus had appeared to his disciples since he had been raised from the dead.

15 After breakfast Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”

“Yes, Lord,” Peter replied, “you know I love you.”

“Then feed my lambs,” Jesus told him.

16 Jesus repeated the question: “Simon son of John, do you love me?”

“Yes, Lord,” Peter said, “you know I love you.”

“Then take care of my sheep,” Jesus said.

17 A third time he asked him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”

Peter was hurt that Jesus asked the question a third time. He said, “Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Then feed my sheep.

18 “I tell you the truth, when you were young, you were able to do as you liked; you dressed yourself and went wherever you wanted to go. But when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and others will dress you and take you where you don’t want to go.” 19 Jesus said this to let him know by what kind of death he would glorify God. Then Jesus told him, “Follow me.”

20 Peter turned around and saw behind them the disciple Jesus loved—the one who had leaned over to Jesus during supper and asked, “Lord, who will betray you?” 21 Peter asked Jesus, “What about him, Lord?”

22 Jesus replied, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? As for you, follow me.” 23 So the rumor spread among the community of believers that this disciple wouldn’t die. But that isn’t what Jesus said at all. He only said, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you?”

24 This disciple is the one who testifies to these events and has recorded them here. And we know that his account of these things is accurate.

25 Jesus also did many other things. If they were all written down, I suppose the whole world could not contain the books that would be written.

  • Jimmy Rife

    As one sheep of many, I am eternally grateful for the Pastor Kerry to share the Word of God with us each day and to lead us to a more devoted Christian life. Praise God.

  • Ivy J.

    Thank you Pastor Kerry for your continued obedience to GOD and for sharing HIS word. You have been a blessing to me and my family.

  • Katy L.

    Praises to Pastor Kerry for his gift of inspiring and teaching. I have looked forward to every morning spending time with his word. I am SO happy that P-31 will be starting tomorrow. YEAH!

  • Debi Holley

    This was a truly WONDERFUL 21 days for me, as each day I was able to be in fellowship with others as I read God’s word with new eyes. Thank you Pastor Kerry for the journey of understanding and discovery of the book of John, it was awesome to experience it with so many others, as if it were the first time. I look forward to Proverbs!!! GOD, I LOVE THIS CHURCH!!!

  • Javier

    Amen Debi! For me, it is nice to get back to my quiet time every morning. I unfortunately began to slack off. Perfect timing as always Father. Thanks to all for the encouragement. P-31, Here we come!!!

  • mike

    Thank you Pastor Kerry…Looking forward to P31!!
    God Bless.

  • Nicole Williams

    What a wonderful journey, strengthening our relationship with Christ.

  • VERA

    WELL THANK GOD FOR THE 21 DAYS ENCOUNTER; I HAVE ENJOYED IT BECAUSE IT HELPED ME GET BACK TO HAVING MY QUIET TIME WITH GOD. I PRAISE GOD FOR YOU PASTOR KERRY FOR HAVING A CREATIVE WAY IN HELPING US TO SPEND THAT QUIET TIME WITH GOD. I’M EXCITED ABOUT P-31 TO CONTINUE HAVING A DISCIPLINE WALK

  • Jason Grimsley

    21 days to make a habit. I pray this remains for all. God bless Pastor Kerry.

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  • Luis Lozada

    Wonderful series, I learned so much. Thank you Pastor Kerry.

  • WendyTG

    Thank you Pastor Kerry. Last week I was wondering if you were going to provide us with a new challenge to read/study a new book. I look forward to reading and learning more as we walk the journey of P-31. God Bless!