Our current teaching series, "The First Fifty," explores some very important questions: What happened after the resurrection? Where did Jesus go? What happened to his disciples? When and why did the Holy Spirit come? How did the church start? And what does all this have to do with me? Join us as we inquire into the Bible's story of the 40 days from Jesus' resurrection to his ascension into heaven, and the 10 days from his ascension to the coming of the Holy Spirit.
Read John 21:15-19
When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon son of John, do you truly love me more than these?"
"Yes, Lord," he said, "you know that I love you."
Jesus said, "Feed my lambs."
Again Jesus said, "Simon son of John, do you truly love me?"
He answered, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you."
Jesus said, "Take care of my sheep."
The third time he said to him, "Simon son of John, do you love me?"
Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, "Do you love me?" He said, "Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you."
Jesus said, "Feed my sheep. I tell you the truth, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go." Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. Then he said to him, "Follow me!"
There's not much else to say. Jesus asks each of us, "Do you love me?" Meditate on what your answer will be.
Jesus is waiting for your answer. Tell him now.