After the arrest, trial, crucifixion, burial, and glorious resurrection of Jesus (John chapters 18-20), one would think that John would have said all that needed to be said. Yet, there was one matter that needed to be dealt with - Peter’s restoration. You see, Peter denied the Lord in a public setting so his restoration needed to be in a public forum also. In this chapter, there are several themes that reminded Peter of Jesus’ call to “Follow Me.”
We are fishers of men — obey Him, vv. 1-14.
We are shepherds — love Him, vv. 15-17.
We are disciples — follow Him, vv. 18-25.
Regardless of our past sins, failures, and mistakes, always remember “failure is NOT final.”