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Steve Van Nattan

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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
ACCORDING TO JOHN

CHAPTER TWENTY ONE

 

Steve Van Nattan's questions are in blue and are NOT inspired and final. You do not have to agree with Steve. Also, if you do not understand something you are reading, do not stop and dwell on it too long. Just keep reading and deal with what you do understand.

John 21:1 After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he himself.
2 There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples.
3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.
4 But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.
5 Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No.
6 And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.
7 Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher's coat unto him, (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea.
8 And the other disciples came in a little ship; (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fishes.
9 As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread.
10 Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now caught.
11 Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken.
12 Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord.
13 Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise.
14 This is now the third time that Jesus shewed himself to his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead.
15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
18 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.
19 This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.
20 Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee?
21 Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do?
22 Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me.
23 Then went this saying abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not die: yet Jesus said not unto him, He shall not die; but, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee?
24 This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true.
25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.

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Remember the key verse of John:

John 20:31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ,
the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

Questions to help you decide if you believe the Gospel in John Chapter Twenty One

Verse 1-14- Great things were coming. Jesus Christ would use these eleven men to start his Church which would sweep around the world and change millions of lives in many nations. But, what did Jesus do? He met his best friends at the shore of the lake, he helped them fish like he had long ago, and then he cooked breakfast for them. Do you see what Jesus is showing these men, and YOU? You and I are to serve others, make breakfast for them, teach them to fish, and give them the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Verse 12- Can you say for certain that you now KNOW the Lord Jesus?

Verse 15-25- The last message Jesus gave was this:

Feed my sheep- Verse 15-17

Follow thou me- Verse 22

Are you doing that?

Listen to the song, "I Have Decided To Follow Jesus" Sing along.

 

WHAT NEXT?

1. Find other Christians who love and follow Jesus Christ with zeal.

2. Get a King James Bible and read some part of it every day.

3. Tell people you belong to Jesus-- talk about him to other people every day.

Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

4. Talk to Jesus often- If you sin again, confess it to him at once. Jesus died to wash that sin away too, but he wants you to repent of it and leave it behind. Talk to him about anything that bothers you. Ask him for help. But, most important, find a time each day to be alone with Jesus and just thank him for all the good things he did for you, and is doing for you. You saw the love Jesus had for his disciples. Well, he is God, and he has enough love to go around. He loves you intensely and wants to hear from you often.

I look forward to meeting you in heaven when we all gather with Jesus. You read that he will come again and take us to himself. What a time we will have then. Thanks for staying with the book through all 21 chapters. Now, don't stop reading your Bible. It is full of things you need to know.

Numbers 6:24 The LORD bless thee, and keep thee:
25 The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
26 The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.

 

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