Feed don’t Squeeze Part 1

FEED DON’T SQUEEZE
‘Greater Life Moment Radio Broadcast’

I am sure we are all familiar with the ‘Do you love me’ agitating exchange between Jesus and Peter in John 21:15-19

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. 18 Very truly I tell you, 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.” 19 Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. Then he said to him, “Follow me!”

Jesus has given the leadership mantle of the church to Peter and he wants him to know what the job is all about.

Four things he highlights:

* FEED MY LAMBS (v15)
*TEND MY SHEEP (v16)
* FEED MY SHEEP (v17)
* FOLLOW ME (v19)

As leaders and those coming up in leadership , the pattern given by Jesus to Peter the first leader of the church should be a blueprint we all follow and keep revisiting as we take on this responsibility
of feeding , tending , feeding and most importantly following Jesus, who is the author and finisher of our faith .

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