Study Questions

Sermon Questions

Sermon Text: John 21:1ff (Matthew 4:19ff)

  1. Why do you think Peter and friends are fishing?
  2. What types of things come into your biblical memory when you hear this passage?
  3. What does it mean to “fish for people?” (Matthew 4:19)
  4. Why do you think the disciples are confused about the identity of Jesus?  How had their relationship changed since the resurrection?
  5. Why does Jesus single out Peter on the beach?
  6. What instruction does Jesus give to Peter?
  7. Do you think there is a connection between the first time Jesus finds these guys fishing and the last?
  8. Is this instruction (John 21:15-17) for apostles only, or for all disciples of Jesus?  Is it for you?