Jump In, The Water’s Fine!

**Look after My sheep** (John 21:16).

John 21:16
Acts 5:27-32,40-41; Psalms 30:2,4-6; Revelation 5:11-14; John 21:1-19

Sermon Week/Year

Third Sunday of Easter,

Sermon Topic


A college speech professor detested the way speakers tend to repeat points in order to emphasize them. On one occasion, he said to his class, “Ladies and gentlemen, never repeat for emphasis.” Then he pounded the lectern and said, “Let me say that again: Never repeat for emphasis.”

In today’s Gospel Lesson, it seems clear that, among other things, Jesus is repeating for emphasis. Not once, not twice, but three times He asks the Apostle Peter, “Do you love Me? … Do you love Me? … Do you love Me?” To which Peter immediately responds, “Yes Lord, You know I love You” … “Yes Lord, You know I love You” … “Lord, You know everything; You know I love You”…

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