HEARTBEAT: “Involvement of Every Member”

John 21:1-17

Questions to help you dig deeper into this message:

Read John 21:1-17. What stood out and ministered to you most from this message?

In John 21:2 we see a list of some of the disciples of Jesus. Jesus seemed to be drawn to ‘fishermen’ and many of His close disciples, who would later be called on to bring His Message to the world, were fishermen first. Talk about the things that fishermen and ‘minsters’ have in common. (PMC mentioned 3 things, but are there more? Their need to persevere in the storm [2 Timothy 4:2]. The need to work with others and be able to take commands. Their need for patience in waiting for the haul.)

When talking about how Peter and the others went back to the old-life and how when they did they came up empty-handed it was mentioned that, “Satan has the ability to remind us of the kicks of the old ways… But what he fails to bring to mind are the kickbacks that inevitably follow.” Have you found this to be true in your own life?

Why was Peter able to haul the net single-handedly in John 21:10, when the group collectively couldn’t back in verse 6? How do Hebrews 13:21 and Ephesians 2:10 relate to this question?

Read 1 Peter 1:8. Why is Peter amazed in this Scripture? What does that say about followers of Jesus then, and now? What would it take for you to love God in this all-emcompassing and radical way?