As for You, Follow Me.

Series: Easter with Traders Point | Week 2: Back from Failure

Day Four John 21:20-22

20 “Peter turned around and saw behind them the disciple Jesus loved—the one who had leaned over to Jesus during supper and asked, ‘Lord, who will betray you?’ 21 Peter asked Jesus, ‘What about him, Lord?’ 22 Jesus replied, ‘If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? As for you, follow me.’” John 21:20-22 (NLT)

1. Who is Peter concerned about in verses 20-21?
2. What question does Jesus ask Peter in response? How do you hear the question?
3. What very simple command does Jesus give Peter?

Immediately after their heart-to-heart conversation on the beach, Peter takes his eyes off Jesus and starts comparing. Maybe Peter wants to be more of a success than John or “win” the self-imposed competition he has with him. Regardless of his motive, Jesus tells Peter he’s focusing on the wrong thing. A spirit of comparison is the enemy of discipleship. Take some time to address areas of comparison or envy in your own life. Ask Jesus to help you follow Him wholeheartedly, without looking to the right or to the left.

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For Families with Kids at Home
Just as the spirit of comparison is the enemy of discipleship, it can also be an enemy in our parenting. Remember today that your kids are uniquely themselves, not anyone else. When you’re tempted to compare them to someone else, remind yourself that God is writing their own unique story.

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