Dear brothers and sisters,
Welcome back to the Bible study on the Gospel of John. I pray that God will also bless us while we are on this journey through the fourth and last of the Gospels. It has already been a great journey so far with doing the Bible studies over the first three Gospels and I ask God to also bless this Bible study on the Gospel of John. That He will guide us and show us all that we need to learn and know!
Thank you also for blessing this blog for this coming year!
In the 21th chapter of the Gospel of John we will discuss the following chapters:
- Jesus and the miraculous catch of fish
- Jesus reinstates Peter
Jesus and the miraculous catch of fish
Afterwards Jesus appeared to His disciples again. It was at the Sea of Galilee, where Simon Peter, Thomas, Nathanael, the sons of Zebedee and two other disciples were fishing. They went on the see and stated fishing, but at nightfall they still had not caught any fish. At that moment Jesus stood at the side of the water (but they did not recognize Him). He asked them if they caught any fish and they answered any fish. They said “no”. He told them to throw out the nets on the right side. After they did and took them back in to their surprise the nets were fully filled. At that moment the disciple whom loved Jesus (John) told Peter it was Jesus who was standing there. See how important it is to love God. When we do our eyes will be open to see Him in our life’s working.
When they came back to shore Jesus had breakfast with them and blessed the bread and fish.
Jesus reinstates Peter
After breakfast Jesus asked Simon Peter three times if He loved Him and three times Peter said yes and one time Jesus told Him to feed His lambs and two times to take care of His sheep. This is so beautiful, because where Peter first denied Jesus three times, He know acknowledged Him three times.
From this moment He confirmed to God that He would follow Him and Jesus told Him that He would die doing God’s work. But still He was more than willing to follow God. We should be willing to give our life’s to follow God and do His work. God will glorify you for it. He also stated to Peter that John would stay alive until Jesus returned. Peter and the others thought this meant that John would not die, but Jesus told Him that He did not say this and that He should not concern himself with this. I believe God wants John to be alive (in heaven) because he was the one to be blessed to write down the Book of Revelation.