Their last conversation on this earth, however, is reported in the Gospel of John. It was on the beach, at daybreak. And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Agapao was not there in his heart. The Sifting Oh, how Simon loved the lord! Conscious of integrity, Peter solemnly appealed to Christ, as knowing all things, even the secrets of his heart.
We pray in your name. Probably neuter of a presumed derivative of probaino; something that walks forward, i. The event was started last year by Pam and Rick Jones and Kim and Stephen Crouch. He saith to him, Feed my sheep. Jesus reiterates this thought in His temptation in the wilderness Matthew 4:4.
He saith to him: Yea, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. One look at Simon and we know there is hope. Dave: Yes, he was and still is, they still refer to his books. Peter might think and determine that he will never deny Jesus. God said through Moses, and this really relates to Peter. Neither do men ordain them.
Jesus agapao ed Peter, but Peter could only phileo Jesus. Are you like many Christians who are unable to maximize your potential to become an effective shepherd of others? So, Tom, Feed my sheep, what are we going to feed them with? He saith to him again a second time, Simon,'son of John, lovest thou me? Ninety percent of the pastors said that the purpose of their church was to reach the world for Christ while the remaining ten percent of pastors in those churches agreed with the laity that the purpose of the church is to take care of the needs of the members of the church. You know I have a friendship fondness for you! You are listening to Search the Scriptures Daily, a radio ministry of The Berean Call. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. Imagine the conversation in connection with the following two scenes.
How quickly his bold declarations fade into a bemoaning of his inconsistencies and failures! Jesus would test Simon, giving him every opportunity to repeat those fatal words. So, here is what we as a church should remember. Where were their tender caring poimaino shepherds while on earth? Why this constant cycle of failure? Sifting is the process by which unwanted elements are removed from the precious grain. And whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all. Only He could see Peter in Simon. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul.
Be shepherds of God's flock that is among you, watching over them not out of compulsion, but because it is God's will; not out of greed, but out of eagerness; For the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their shepherd. He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. Things looked rather dismal for Peter. He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. Try it free for 30 days! Well, Jesus quoted it in the wilderness, and it comes from Deuteronomy chapter 8. Arn reports that 89 percent of the lay people said that the purpose of their church was to take care of the needs of the members. You must agapao Me and my flock and become a slave of them all, not seeking ever again your own self interests.
And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for you, that your faith fail not: and when you are converted, strengthen your brethren. Three times Peter disconnected himself from Jesus and claimed he did not know him. He said unto him, Yes, Lord thou knowest that I love thee. I will never deny you! The flesh will flee the cross every time. You can no longer dress yourself in what you like and step out and strut your stuff in the power of your old nature. He asked both the members and the pastors of these churches what they thought the purpose of their church really was. Help us to embrace the calling you give us to care for the people you place in our paths.
It seems that none of Peter's bloopers have been left out. . Jude spoke of shepherds who fed themselves and ignored the flock. Would that today's shepherds of mechanized Christendom would come to their senses. You said you would never deny me, but I am asking you to deny yourself! Only then can pastors declare, as Peter did, their love for the Lord Jesus. The sincerity of our love to God must be brought to the test; and it behoves us to inquire with earnest, preserving prayer to the heart-searching God, to examine and prove us, whether we are able to stand this test.