Week 4 – Jeff Maness – October 15th, 2017

So often we find ourselves believing the lie that because of what I’ve done, Jesus must be done with me. If that were the case then just about every Bible hero we’ve grown to love would be disqualified from being used by God. The reality is, no matter what I’ve done to Him, Jesus is not done with me. If Jesus can get past my past, then so can I.

Walk This Way: Past



Big Question: How does Jesus respond to my past?

Main Scriputre: John 21:3-19


John 21:3a 3 Simon Peter said, “I’m going fishing.”

John 21:3b “We’ll come, too,” they all (disciples) said. So they went out in

the boat, but they caught nothing all night.

John 21:4-9 4 At dawn Jesus was standing on the beach, but the disciples

couldn’t see who he was. 5 He called out, “Fellows, have you caught any

fish?” “No,” they replied. 6 Then he said, “Throw out your net on the

right-hand side of the boat, and you’ll get some!” So they did, and they

couldn’t haul in the net because there were so many fish in it. 7 Then the

disciple Jesus loved said to Peter, “It’s the Lord!” When Simon Peter

heard that it was the Lord, he put on his tunic (for he had stripped for

work), jumped into the water, and headed to shore. 8 The others stayed

with the boat and pulled the loaded net to the shore, for they were only

about a hundred yards from shore. 9 When they got there, they found

breakfast waiting for them—fish cooking over a charcoal fire, and some



John 21:15-17 15 After breakfast Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon son of

John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” Peter replied, “you

know I love you.” “Then feed my lambs,” Jesus told him. 16 Jesus

repeated the question: “Simon son of John, do you love me?” “Yes,

Lord,” Peter said, “you know I love you.” “Then take care of my sheep,”

Jesus said. 17 A third time he asked him, “Simon son of John, do you love

me?” Peter was hurt that Jesus asked the question a third time. He said,

“Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you.” Jesus said,

“Then feed my sheep.”

1. He takes me back

John 21:18-19a 18 “I tell you the truth, when you were young, you were

able to do as you liked; you dressed yourself and went wherever you

wanted to go. But when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and

others will dress you and take you where you don’t want to go.” 19 Jesus

said this to let him know by what kind of death he would glorify God.

2. He transforms me

Jesus said this to let him know by what kind of death he would glorify God.

2 Corinthians 5:17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has

become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

John 21:19b Then Jesus told him, “Follow me.”

3. He transitions me