DO YOU LOVE JESUS?
John 21:15-17 (800)
A. Jesus told the apostles on the evening of His betrayal that they would be offended by Him.
1. Peter promised that he would never be offended by Jesus. John 26:33,35
B. After the Lord’s resurrection, Jesus ask Peter three times to express his love for Him.
1. Jesus used two Greeks words: “phileo” which means “To befriend; to like; to be fond
of.” And “agape” which is a love based on deep devotion; unconditional regard.” Read
C. A searching and practical question is under consideration: “Do I love Jesus?”
I. If we love Jesus we will desire to be in His presence. Matthew 18:20 (719)
A. When a young man is dating a young lady because he wants to marry her, he enjoys being in
her presence. Examples:
B. It should be the same with us and Jesus.
1. As we read and meditate about stories of Jesus. Example: Sermon On The Mount in
2. When we gather for worship. 1 Corinthians 11:23-29 (847)
II. If we love Jesus we will desire to Him.
A. A young man desires to please his fiancée. Examples:
B. If we love Jesus we will desire to please Him. John 14:15,21,23 (794); 1 John 2:1-6 (900)
III. If we love Jesus we will enjoy giving Him gifts and offerings.
A. Why does the young man give …………? Because he loves her!
B. Why should we give to Jesus? 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 (856)
IV. If we love Jesus we will love His family.
A. A young man would be wise to understand his relationship with his fiancée’s family.
B. We should love the family of Christ. John 13:33-34 (793)
Conclusion: Let’s ask ourselves: Phileo or Agape? John 22:15b