A Disciple Serves

John 21:15-19

 

15 When they finished eating, Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”  Simon replied, “Yes, Lord, you know I love you.”  Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.”  16 Jesus asked a second time, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”  Simon replied, “Yes, Lord, you know I love you.”  Jesus said to him, “Take care of my sheep.”  17 He asked a third time, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”  Peter was sad that Jesus asked him a third time, “Do you love me?”  He replied, “Lord, you know everything; you know I love you.”  Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.  18 I assure you that when you were younger you tied your own belt and walked around wherever you wanted.  When you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and another will tie your belt and lead you where you don’t want to go.”  19 He said this to show the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God.  After saying this, Jesus said to Peter, “Follow me.”