Call to Love John 21:15-19 Sunday Feb. 1, 2015

@Copyrighted by Deborah Thompson Sermon: Call to Love John 21:15-19 Sunday February 1, 2015

Leader: O Lord, I love the house in which you dwell, and the place where your glory abides.

All: Let your face shine upon us, save us by your steadfast love.

Leader: Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.

All: We ponder your great love for all creation, here in the midst of your temple.

Leader: Because your love is better than life and sweeter than honey, my lips will praise you.

All: Come, let us sing praises to the God of our salvation!

Call to Love

SCRIPTURE                                    John 21:15-19

 15When the disciples had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.”

16A second time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Tend my sheep.”

17He said to him the third time, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter felt hurt because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” And he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.

18Very truly, I tell you, when you were younger, you used to fasten your own belt and to go wherever you wished. But when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will fasten a belt around you and take you where you do not wish to go.” 19(He said this to indicate the kind of death by which he would glorify God.) After this he said to him, “Follow me.”

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