Study 42 From the Book of John is: John 21:15-25
With this lesson we end the book of John and we will delve into the book of Isaiah for a while.
What is the significance of (a) Jesus’ use of the name Simon in addressing Peter (cf. 1:42) ; (b) the phrase ‘more than these’ (verse 15; cf. Mk. 10:28-30; 14:29); (c) Jesus asking Peter three times, ‘Do you love me?’ (cf. 13:38)
Though Peter had failed, Jesus re-commissioned him. What does this teach about (a) the Lord’s nature, (b) Peter’s spiritual condition? Can you expect always to be restored after a fall? What does the Lord require from you?
What may we learn from verses 18-23 about (a) the different ways in which the Lord directs the life of each one of His people; (b) what our own main concern is to be?
1. Verses 18, 19. According to tradition Peter died as a martyr in Rome.
2. Verse 23. A statement introduced to correct a current misunderstanding of what the Lord had said about John.