THIS SUNDAY SCHOOL OVERVIEW FEATURES HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LESSON EACH WEEK. BIBLICAL TRANSLATIONS WILL VARY, BUT THE MAIN RESOURCE WILL BE THE TOWNSEND PRESS SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMENTARY, 97th EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
Lesson Title: FOLLOW ME
Adult/Young Adult Topic: FEEDING TIME
Printed Text: JOHN 21:15-25
Key Verse: JOHN 21:16 (NIV) Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 97th Edition, 2017-2018
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE: People are sometimes reluctant to show love and care for others. How can they be encouraged to show compassion for others? Jesus called Peter and all disciples to show their love for Him by taking care of His sheep.
CONCLUDING REFLECTION: Following Jesus involves concrete actions and demonstrations of love. As Christians, we are called to live with the assurance of God’s forgiveness and restoration and to understand that our lives should bear witness to Him at all times and in all places. Getting to know Jesus fully enables us to be effective witnesses for Him. Let us all use the gifts that God has given to us and bloom where we are planted. Let God be God in me and let God be God in you.
PRAYER: LORD, thank you for the invitation to follow you. Help us to remove the distractions that we use as attractions. Let us press toward the goal of making you Lord of our lives and following you no matter the cost. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.