Jesus Reinstates Peter

Jesus doesn’t call perfect people to follow him. Jesus calls imperfect people!

As we wrap up our summer series, “The Gospel According to John,” we come to John 21 to where some of the disciples decide to go out fishing. After the disciples haul in the fish brought about by Jesus’ miracle and Peter swims all the way to shore, Jesus and Peter have a talk. Perhaps this is the first time they were able to have a private conversation, therefore addressing Peter’s denial. Jesus asks him three times, “Do you truly love me?” and all three times Peter replies, “Yes, Lord.”

Sermon preached on September 23, 2018.

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