Following Christ – John 21:20-25

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Pastor Scott L. Harris
Grace Bible Church, NY
October 13, 2019

Following Christ
John 21:20-25

Introduction

This morning we will complete John’s Gospel account in our study of the Life of Christ. There are still some passages in the other Gospel accounts and in the book of Acts that will give Jesus’ last instructions to the disciples and record His ascension which we will be looking at in the next couple of months. However, today is a good time to quickly remind you of John’s purpose in writing his account of Jesus’ life for that explains the things he has emphasized throughout it and how he concludes it.

John did not purpose to write a full account of Jesus’ life. As he states in the very last verse of his gospel account, 25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, which if they were written in detail, I suppose that even the world itself would not contain the books that would be written. He is writing some 30 or more years later than Matthew, Mark or Luke, and so expected that his readers would already be familiar with one of the other accounts. John wrote to supplement the other gospel accounts with material they did not include with the express purpose of presenting the actions and teachings of Jesus so that you “may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name” (John 20:31).

John presents Jesus as the eternal Word who was made flesh and dwelt among us (1). Many of the miracles John recounts demonstrate the deity of Jesus by showing that He has authority over nature, disease, demons and death (2-11). John also emphasizes the antagonism that existed between Jesus and the religious leaders because of Jesus’ claim to be the Son of God and the “I Am” who existed before Abraham. Because they would not believe Jesus’ claims to deity, they considered Him to be a blasphemer and plotted to murder Him (8, 10). John also records Jesus’ many appeals to people to turn from their sins and believe in Him. Some of these were private, such as His meeting with Nicodemus (3), and some were public, such as Jesus’ teaching and making proclamations in the Temple over the three years of His public ministry (5-10).

John also brings out the intimate fellowship of the disciples by recounting the events of Last Supper and Jesus’ discourse to them following Judas’ departure (13-17). John’s account of Jesus’ trial carefully brings out the spiritual nature of Jesus’ kingdom, and John’s presentation of Jesus’ crucifixion carefully notes several of the prophecies fulfilled by specific events that occurred while Jesus was suffering as the sacrifice for our sins on the cross (18-19). This detail lets us know that God was still in control even in the midst of the most horrible event of history. John’s detail of Jesus’ death and burial proclaim not only that Jesus truly did die, but that He died because He willingly gave up His life, not because it was taken from Him. Jesus was not a victim, but sovereign God still fully in control.

John’s account of the resurrection includes not only Jesus’ appearance to Mary and the two appearances to the disciples gathered together in Jerusalem, but also his own personal story of running to the tomb and seeing the linen wrappings lying there with the face cloth lying rolled up separately which caused him to believe that Jesus was alive again (20).

John presented more than enough evidence to prove that Jesus is the Christ, the anointed Son of God, whom the Old Testament prophesied would come to redeem His people. Anyone seeking after God could believe this evidence and place their faith in Jesus and receive eternal life.

Perhaps the book could have ended with chapter 20, but there was more that John wanted us to understand, because gaining eternal life in Jesus is not the end of the story. Life in Christ is for a purpose. John uses chapter 21 to point out that purpose.

Review

Let me quickly remind you of the setting of the passage we will study today. John 21 begins with at least seven of the disciples back in Galilee, probably at Capernaum where Peter, Andrew, James and John had their homes. Jesus had instructed them to wait there for Him there (Matthew 28:10), and He had also imparted to them the Holy Spirit and commissioned them (John 20:22-23), but Peter decided to go fishing and the rest of them joined him. They should have been trying to catch men instead of fish for Jesus was alive and they had that wonderful news to proclaim! They had instead returned to their previous business of fishing. They had fished all night, but they caught nothing (John 21:3-4).

As it was dawning, Jesus called out and asked them, “Children, you do not have any fish, do you?” The question was phrased to point out their failure. They were too far away to recognize Jesus, but they answered, “no,” and then the stranger directed them to cast their nets on the right side of the boat, which they did for whatever reason, and they caught a catch too large to haul in (vs 7).

Luke 5 records that Jesus had done a similar miracle when He first called Peter, Andrew, James and John to be His disciples. John now realizes that this stranger was Jesus and he tells Peter, who then jumps into the sea and swims to shore to meet Jesus. The rest of the disciples brought in the boat hauling the catch of fish behind them (vs 7-8).

When they reached the shore, they found that Jesus had prepared them a breakfast of fish and bread on a charcoal fire. I previously pointed out that there was only one fish on the fire (vs 9) and they all ate breakfast from that one fish (vs 13). It appears there was a miracle of multiplication of food here similar to the feeding of the 5,000 and the 4,000. This breakfast and the large catch of fish demonstrated that Jesus would provide for His disciples. They were to follow Jesus and trust Him to supply their needs. That was the command Jesus gave in Matthew 6:33, “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.” (See: Waiting on Jesus)

That is a command that applies to us today as well. God wants your focus to be on Him and His kingdom and not the mundane matters of life such as what to eat, drink or wear. Let the unrighteous be worried and anxious about such things. Christians have more important things to think about and purposes for life.

After breakfast was over, there was still the matter of restoring Peter to ministry and leadership which I spoke on last week. Peter had led the others into fishing and he was caught in the failure. Peter may have felt that his denial of Jesus at His trial had disqualified him from doing anything more than fishing, but God glorifies Himself by reconciliation and restoration. Jesus begins that process by asking Peter a series of three questions to bring out what was in his heart.

I pointed out last week that there is a word play that occurs here that does not translate well into English because we translate two different Greek words in the text, ajgapavw /agapa and filevw /phileo, as the same English word, “love.” Let me give you an expanded paraphrase of verses 15-17 to bring this out.

15 So when they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John do you (ajgapavw /agapa ) have a committed, selfless, sacrificial love for me that is greater than these?” The “these” refers to all the fishing stuff that spoke of his life prior to following Jesus. Peter answered, “Yes, Lord; You know that I (filevw /phileo) have a deep personal affection for you as a close friend.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.”

16 Jesus said to Peter a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you (ajgapavw /agapa ) have a committed, selfless, sacrificial love for me?” Peter said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I (filevw /phileo) have a deep personal affection for you as a close friend.” Jesus said to him, “Shepherd My sheep.”

17 Jesus said to Peter the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you (filevw /phileo) have a deep personal affection for me as a close friend?” Peter was grieved because Jesus said to him the third time, “Do you (filevw /phileo) have a deep personal affection for me as a close friend?” And Peter said to Him, “Lord, You know (oi]da /oida) all things by your omniscience; You know (ginowvskw /ginosk ) by your personal experience with me that I (filevw /phileo) have a deep personal affection for you as a close friend?” Jesus said to him, “Feed My sheep.”

Peter could not honestly claim to have ajgavph /agape, the deep, committed, selfless, sacrificial type of love Jesus was asking about. Peter’s denial of Jesus only a couple of weeks earlier had humbled him. He had learned his lesson. He was not going to boast again about how he was better than anyone else in his love for Jesus. He now only claims filevw /phileo for Jesus, the deep personal affection of friendship. God resists the proud, but He gives grace to the humble, and Jesus uses this as the occasion to restore Peter to useful service. He entrusted to Peter a ministry of teaching and leading Jesus’ sheep. Peter was restored into being a leader among Jesus’ followers. (See: Do You Love Jesus?)

The same principle applies to us now, for it is not so much a matter of sin itself that blocks us from serving God, but our response to it. Everyone, including Christians, sin, but as we humble ourselves to confess our sins, we find that Jesus forgives and cleanses us as stated in 1 John 1:8–9. We can then be useful to Him again.

In addition, Peter was restored and he did develop this ajgavph /agape love of selfless, sacrificial commitment for Jesus. That will be true of us as well as our love for Jesus continues do deepen as a response to His great sacrificial love for us. As that love increases, so does our ability to serve Him.

The prophecy that Jesus gives in John 21:18 that Peter would be crucified would be a confirmation to him that he would change and remain faithful to Christ to the end. Admittedly, to die a cruel death is not a pleasant thought, yet the essence of true Christianity is bound up in a love for Jesus so great that following Him is the only thing that is important. The gratitude of having our sins forgiven through Him and the promise of heaven as our hope should make us gladly suffer whatever might come for His namesake. The true Christian learns to rejoice even in the midst of tribulations (Romans 5) and trials (James 1) because our desire to be like Jesus and to serve Him is so great that we welcome the fire that burns away the dross of sin and worldliness.

Keeping the Proper FocusJohn 21:20-22

Peter was being changed into a man whose actions proved his love for Jesus, but at this point in the narrative, Peter still had lessons to learn. 20 Peter, turning around, ^saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following [them;] the one who also had leaned back on His breast at the supper, and said, “Lord, who is the one who betrays You?” 21 Peter therefore seeing him said to Jesus, “Lord, and what about this man?” 22 Jesus ^said to him, “If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow Me!”

It appears that Jesus and Peter were walking together when Peter notices that John was following them. As is typical of John, he does not refer to himself by name. Here he identifies himself by citing what he had done at the last Passover meal with Jesus. When Peter then asks about what would happen to John, Jesus rebukes Peter and essentially tells him that John’s future was up to Jesus and it was none of Peter’s business. Jesus commands Peter again, “You follow Me,” with an emphasis on the “you.”

It is easy to get our eyes on other people and fall into the trap of comparing yourself to them. Instead of looking ahead at the Master and following Him, we start looking around us to see what other people are doing. Notice that our text is unclear as to the motive of Peter’s interest in John’s future because it does not matter if the motive is good or bad. As soon as you put your eyes on others, then you are no longer properly following Jesus. At best that will be a distraction from what you should be doing, and at worst, it is a complete disruption.

Please understand from the start what it means to follow Jesus, for then the foolishness of looking at other people is made even more apparent. To follow someone is to walk behind them in the same path. It is to imitate their example and become like them. Jesus had spoken of this concept many times before, so Peter would have understood what Jesus meant. In John 12:26, Jesus said, “If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there shall My servant also be; if anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.” To follow Jesus is to place yourself in the position of being His servant. Servants do not exist to do what they want, but to do what their master wants. To follow Jesus requires submitting your will to His. It requires to be where the Master wants you to be and to do what the Master desires.

In Luke 9:23-24 Jesus said, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. 24 “For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it.” To follow Jesus requires daily sacrifice of your own desires in order to fulfill God’s will, but that level of identification with Jesus will also bring about suffering because of the hatred the world has for those who walk in righteousness. Jesus had made this clear to Peter personally in John 13:36, Simon Peter ^said to Him, “Lord, where are You going?” Jesus answered, “Where I go, you cannot follow Me now; but you shall follow later.” Peter would later follow Jesus’ example in death, but in this there was also hope, for Jesus had also taught His disciples in Matthew 19:28, “Truly I say to you, that you who have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on His glorious throne, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” Peter’s hope was beyond the present life to what would be in eternity. Our own hope is similar. While we are not looking to become judges of the tribes of Israel, we are looking forward to being with Jesus in heaven forever.

It is foolish to try to follow Jesus while comparing yourself to others. To the degree that you do that you are not being careful to follow Jesus. Like a runner in a race who takes his eyes off the finish line and looks at the other runners, comparing yourself to other people will distract you from the goal. At best, that will result in you not doing your best, but it could also result in you failing to reach the goal. As Hebrews 12:1-2 describes it, we are to “lay aside every encumbrance, and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith . . .”.

Consider what happens when you compare yourself with others. If someone has a more pleasant life than you, then jealousy can rear its ugly head and soon you become upset with God for being unfair in your eyes. Then all the “why”questions begin. “Why have you given them more than me?” “Why do I have to suffer and they live so comfortably?”

Asaph confronted this problem in Psalm 73 as he compared his life with the wicked. He felt stricken and chastened while seeing the wicked at ease and increasing in wealth. He began to wonder if his striving to live a holy life was worth the effort and even admits that he almost stumbled in this. It was not until he remembered their end that his envy was broken and he gave thanks to God for His grace to him. So it must be with us regardless of what turmoil we may have including financial strains, relationship heartaches and failing health. You must keep your eyes to the future and remember that this life is fleeting and live with eternity in view, for ultimately, that is what really matters.

Jealousy of other Christians is just as bad. They receive some blessing that you do not have and envy rises and God’s fairness is questioned. We all know these questions because we have all been like Peter and had our eyes on others, and in the comparison found ourselves on the short end of the stick. We may even make it sound spiritual like, “Lord, why don’t you give me a ministry like theirs?” “Why won’t you give me the spiritual gifts and ministries that I want to serve you with?” You may fool yourself and others with sounding like you just want to be a better and more useful Christian, but you do not fool God. He sees the jealousy of your heart and knows greater gifts and ministry would just feed the pride at the root of it.

Please understand that our biggest problem in this is pride. We think we deserve as much or more than others have and conclude that it is not fair if we do not get it. We forget what we have been saved from and what we have been saved to. We also forget who it is that is decides what is best. Neither God nor life is fair. If it was, then we would all be in eternal hell right now. God is merciful and gracious and has saved us from sin and its consequences, both temporal and eternal, for the purpose of being holy and blameless before Him (Eph. 1:4). God has saved you for the purpose of His own glory and not your own. He knows what you need in your life to bring about holiness, and Romans 5 and James 1 make it very clear that trials and tribulations are included in the process of conforming you into the image of Christ.

There is the other side of comparing yourself to others too. What if you compare yourself to someone who does not have the blessings that you do? What then? Is it fair for you to have what they do not? Depending on your personality and understanding of God, you may become proud and arrogant thinking yourself to be better or more loved by God than they are. Tragically, this is quite common in many Christian circles and exhibited in spiritual pride over wealth, health, position or spiritual gifts.

There are also those whose personality is such that they go the opposite direction in comparing themselves to others and live in fear that God might take away their blessings. Both views have a wrong view of God and His character. God is neither a doting grandfather or a cosmic killjoy. He is the sovereign Creator who knows and does what is best for the good of His people because He loves them.

You must remember that the universe does not rotate around any of us. That goes against the grain of American independence which strives for individual autonomy, but it is reality. As Christians we are loved by God with an everlasting love, but we are only part of something that is much, much greater than ourselves.

1 Corinthians 12 makes it very plain that God gives spiritual gifts, the particular ministry, and the scope of that ministry as He wills. Each spiritual gift and ministry is given so that the entire body can be whole and become more mature. Every gift and ministry is important just as every part of your physical body is important. One part might receive more attention, but another part which receives little attention may be more important to the vitality of the body. You pay more attention to your hair than your liver, but all of us would agree that it is a lot more important to have a healthy liver than a well-coiffed head of hair. So it also is in the body of Christ. Every part is needed and many of the parts that get little attention or acclaim are actually the parts that are most vital to the body. As Paul points out throughout that chapter, it is ridiculous to be jealous of any other part of the body. If one member suffers, all the members suffer with it, and if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it (1 Cor. 12:26).

I have been asked at times, usually indirectly, if I am jealous of larger churches with more extensive ministries than this one. I admit that at times I cry out to God that He would bless us and enlarge our ministries, but it has been decades since I have been jealous of someone else’s ministry. While I pray God will increase the ministry impact of this church, it is only because I believe God is worthy of praise of all people and I want to see more people joining in that praise. We are on the same team. I rejoice in what God does through others. That is my mind set in the local church too. I rejoice over the Lord enabling other people to do things better than I can. I long for others to follow me and go beyond me to have a much greater ministry. I pray that whoever eventually follows me here, if the Lord tarries that long, will go far beyond what I have been able to do. What possible reason can there be to be jealous when the goal is for Jesus Christ to be glorified?

Who are you or I to question God’s wisdom in how He bestows spiritual gifts, abilities, ministries and blessings? How can you really know what is best for you? And even more to the point, how can you know what is best for God’s kingdom? I cannot compare myself to either those with greater blessings or with those who suffer greater hardships. Our loving Lord knows what is best for each of our individual lives and how we can best glorify him. I admit, my selfish desire is to be respected by king and country like the prophet Nathan or Joseph after he was put in charge of Egypt, but if God wants me to use me as a Jeremiah, a Job or the one of those unnamed at the end of Hebrews 11, is that not up to God? I do not want to be jealous, or proud, or fearful. I am to humbly follow Jesus and Him only. He is my Savior. He is my Lord. I am simply His slave. He knows what is best for me and for His kingdom.

Peter pointed to John and wanted to know about what would happen to him. Jesus rebuked him and said, “Follow Me.” What about you? Who are your eyes on? Whom do you follow? If you are looking at someone else, then accept Jesus’ rebuke here to be one for yourself and then heed the Savior’s command to “Follow Me.”

Rumor vs. RealityJohn 21:23

In verse 23 John clears up a rumor that was started because of what Jesus had said to Peter. “This saying therefore went out among the brethren that that disciple would not die; yet Jesus did not say to him that he would not die, but [only,] “If I want him to remain until I come, what [is that] to you?” John lived to be a very old man. He was the last of the apostles to die and the only one of them that was not martyred, and John knew at the time of his writing this gospel account that he might die before Jesus’ return. We should always be careful of rumors, because reality may be far different.

Final CommentsJohn 21:24-25

John makes some final comments in verses 24-25 concerning the veracity of the gospel account and how much more Jesus actually did and taught. 24 This is the disciple who bears witness of these things, and wrote these things; and we know that his witness is true.

25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, which if they ^were written in detail, I suppose that even the world itself ^would not contain the books which ^were written.

John is a first hand witness to what he wrote in this book. He makes the same claim in 1 John 1:1-4. He does not write based on oral traditions or on what others wrote. He has recounted a portion of what he knows to have happened because he was there.

The comment “and we know that his witness is true” is an attestation of John’s veracity thought to be given by either scribes that helped John by writing out what he said, or by the Elders in Ephesus who knew John very well and would have been the first to receive John’s gospel account. In either case, or if from another source, it serves as further proof that what has been written in this book is true.

The supposed “scholars” that attack the record of Jesus’ life only show themselves to be fools. Their conclusions are based on their own musings instead of the faithful witness of those who were there.

Verse 25 makes it clear that there is much more about Jesus that could have been written. In a sense the statement is hyperbole, a rhetorical overstatement given to emphasize the amount of material that could have been written about Jesus but has not been included. The gospel account is finished, but the story will never be complete for there it would be too much for everything that Jesus did and taught to be fully explained. In addition, Jesus’ work is still continuing in the present both in heaven and on earth through His people. So in a sense, it is a true statement. Could the finite world hold all that could be told about Jesus who is infinite?

Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And the skies of parchment made;
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade;
To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry;
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.
O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure
The saints’ and angels’ song

Frederick Lehman, “The Love of God”

Conclusions

The story of Peter came to a conclusion. He had failed, but because he humbled himself before God, he was corrected and restored to useful service. He was then faithful to the end. The ancient writers Eusebius and Tertullian report that Peter was crucified upside down by his own request in Rome by Emperor Nero.

The question for each person is what will be the conclusion of your own story?

Do not despair if you have failed Jesus for He can restore you and delights to do so. Do not let your eyes wander to compare yourself with others either good or bad. Keep your eyes on Jesus. He is the author and perfecter of your faith (Heb. 12:2). Follow Him and fulfill the purpose for which you were created and saved from sin.

If you belong to Jesus, you are part of His continuing story for He even now is in heaven interceding for His followers and preparing a place for them there while also working through them on earth. If you are not follower of Jesus, then do not let the conclusion of your life be one of eternal damnation in Hell because of your rebellion and unbelief. It is time to humble yourself and repent from your sins to believe in Jesus and become His follower. You can have His peace, an eternal purpose for life in the present, and the promise of heaven.

Sermon Notes – October 13, 2019
Following Jesus – John 21:20-25

Introduction

John did not write to give a full account of Jesus life, but so that you would ___________in Him & be saved

John presents Jesus as the eternal word made flesh who dwelt among us – a human with all authority of ____

He records the antagonism between Jesus & the religious leaders & His calls for people to ______& believe

John exposes important _________of His relationship with His disciples, His crucifixion and resurrection

He presents the evidence for belief & gaining eternal life in Christ & concludes with the _______of such life

Review

The disciples have returned to fishing for fish instead of ________ while waiting in Galilee for Jesus

Jesus, whom they don’t recognize, points out their failure to catch any ____& tells them where to catch them

They recognize Jesus as He ________________ provides both a catch of fish and breakfast for them

God wants our __________ to be on Him, so He promises to provide for our needs if we do so

Jesus begins the process of __________ Peter from his failure by prompting humility by exposing his heart

Jesus questions of Simon’s love – was it ajgapavw /agapa (____________) or filevw /phileo (affection)

Peter has been humbled, and now only claims filevw /phileo (__________) – and Jesus restores him

Humility and ____________ result in forgiveness, cleansing and restoration – 1 John 1:8-9

Peter’s love for Christ deepened to become ajgavph /agape (_________& sacrificial), and yours can too!

Peter would remain _________even to be crucified – love for Christ enables us to endure tribulation & trials

Keeping the Proper FocusJohn 21:20-22

Jesus rebukes Peter when he asks about John, commanding him, “You _________ Me!”

Various motivations can make it is easy to fall into the trap of ____________ yourself to others

Following Jesus includes imitating His example to be like Him and _____________ of your will to His

Luke 9:23-24 – following Jesus will require personal _____________ and enduring the world’s hatred

You cannot follow Jesus well if you are comparing yourself to _____________ – Hebrews 12:1-2

Jealousy & questioning God can arise if you compare yourself to those who have a ________life – Psalm 73

Jealousy of God’s blessing upon and use of other Christians is bad for it is rooted in _________

Salvation comes only by God’s mercy & ____, and its purpose is His glory by making you holy & blameless

Comparison with those with harder lives can result in pride & ___________, or fear of losing what you have

The sovereign Creator knows and does what is best for the good of His people because He _________ them

1 Corinthians 12 makes it clear that _________ member of the body of Christ is important and needed

_______over those whom God gifts & uses more than you – we are part of the same body & God is glorified

God knows what is _______for you & His kingdom and He will wisely use you as you humbly follow Christ

Rumor vs. RealityJohn 21:23

John lived to be very ________, the last apostle to die and the only one that did not die as a martyr

Final CommentsJohn 21:24-25

John is a first hand ____________ to the life of Jesus what he wrote in this book

The _________ of his witness is affirmed – and the “scholars” who attack him and his record are foolish

Verse 25 is hyperbole stressing there is so _____________ that could be said about Jesus

Jesus’ work __________ in both in heaven and on earth through His people – finite can’t contain infinite

Conclusions

Peter had failed, but he humbled himself before God, was corrected & ________, and was faithful to the end

Jesus forgives & restores, so be __________, follow Him & fulfill the purpose for which He created you

KIDS KORNER – Parents, you are responsible to apply God’s Word to your children’s lives. Here is some help. Young Children – draw a picture about something you hear during the sermon. Explain your picture(s) to your parents at lunch. Older Children – Do one or more of the following:1) How many times is the word “follow” mentioned? 2) Talk with your parents what it means to “follow” Jesus and how you can do it better.

THINK ABOUT IT – Questions to consider in understanding the sermon and its application. What is the purpose of John’s account of the Gospel? How did John strive to fulfill that purpose? What is the purpose of John 21? What is the background to chapter 21? What had occurred prior to Jesus’ questioning of Peter? What was the purpose of Jesus’ questioning of Peter (vs. 15-17)? What is the difference in meaning of ajgapavw /agapa and filevw /phileo? What did Jesus want Peter to do? What does it mean to “follow” Jesus? What had Jesus already taught Peter about this? Are you willing to follow Jesus if it means persecution and martyrdom? Are you willing to follow Jesus if it means serious sacrifice of your time and finances? Why is it foolish to compare your life to someone else? What kept Asaph from stumbling in Psalm 73? Do you ever feel like he did? Are you ever jealous of the blessings other Christians receive? Is God fair? Would you want Him to be fair? What were you saved from? What were you saved to? How are you fulfilling your purpose as a Christian? Where do you fit within the body of Christ? If you do not know, what will you do to find out? Who knows what is best for you? For God’s kingdom? What will be the end of your story?


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