John 21

The Lord had told Peter, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:1919And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. (Matthew 4:19)). Do you think Peter forgot this when he said, “I go a fishing,” and entered into his boat? That night they didn’t catch any fish, because they were not doing what the Lord wanted them to do.
All the fish in the water are under His control, and when they cast the net where the Lord told them, the net was full of great fishes. What a great lesson He taught the disciples that day!
Now it was time for the Lord to have a few words with Peter. He had denied his Lord three times. Did he really love the Lord more than the others? How humbling it must have been to Peter for the Lord to ask him three times about his love for Him. In fact, Peter was grieved and finally said, “Lord, Thou knowest all things; Thou knowest that I love Thee.”
Then Peter was told how he would die. As an old man, his hands would be stretched out in crucifixion. In his death, Peter would glorify God.
The Lord Jesus performed many other miracles that are not recorded by John, but enough was written so that we might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. Perhaps the world itself could not contain the books if everything about Jesus were written.
1. Simon Peter and his friends worked all night. What did they catch? __________   John 21:___
2. After the net was cast on the right side, how many fish did they catch? __________   John 21:___
3. What reply did Peter give when he was asked the third time, “Lovest thou Me?” __________   John 21:___
4. Jesus said that when Peter was old, he would stretch forth his hands. What did this signify? __________   John 21:___
5. The Apostle John, “the disciple whom Jesus loved,” wrote all these things about the Lord Jesus, and his testimony is __________.   John 21:___