The Restoration of Peter John 21:1-19

Lugarno Peakhurst Uniting Church

Welcome to this gathering at Lugarno Peakhurst Uniting Church on Sunday 1 May 2022. Our reading today tells us that this was the third occasion that Jesus had appeared to His disciples following His resurrection from the dead. Apart from having breakfast with Jesus, the main purposes for Jesus’ appearance by the Sea of Galilee were to provide further confirmation of His resurrection and the restoration of Peter as leader of the disciples. Before the crucifixion, Peter had denied three times that he knew Jesus, so in order to restore Peter’s role as a leader, Jesus asked Peter three times, whether he loved Jesus. On the basis of his responses Jesus commanded him to ‘Follow Me,’ which he did for the rest of his life.