Are You a Fisherman or a Shepherd?

John 21:15-17

15 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”“Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.”Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”16 Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”17 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.”

The First5 app today had a video with Lysa TerKeurst teaching on John 21:15-17. It was great. (You can download the app on your phone by going to first5.org.) 

“I love the way Peter was transformed from a fisherman quick to throw out the lesser fish to a shepherd who loving cares for even the least of the sheep,” Lysa said. 

Please just take some time to meditate on that today. 

  

6 Comments

  1. Joyce

    The weekly wrap up was such an eye opener for me! I never thought of the difference between a fisherman and a shepherd. It made me see the “fisherman” in me and my desire for that part of me to become a “shepherd”.

  2. Joyce

    The weekly wrap up was such an eye opener for me! I never thought of the difference between a fisherman and a shepherd. It made me see the “fisherman” in me and my desire for that part of me to become a “shepherd”.

  3. Michele

    I think this was one of my favorite teachings from Lysa. I had never fully understood those verses before and she made it so simple to understand. I am loving the First 5 app and wish I could get more people to download it… I think they would love it too.

  4. Michele

    I think this was one of my favorite teachings from Lysa. I had never fully understood those verses before and she made it so simple to understand. I am loving the First 5 app and wish I could get more people to download it… I think they would love it too.

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