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22. Jesus Comforts and Instructs His
Followers. He gives them the Gospel commission.
Jesus Appears To Some Of His Disciples At The Sea Of Galilee
On a Montain, 500 Saw Jesus
1 After these things, Jesus
revealed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias.
He revealed himself this way. Simon Peter, Thomas called Didymus, Nathanael of Cana in
Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his
disciples were together. Simon Peter said to them, "I'm going fishing."
They told him, "We are also coming with you." They immediately
went out, and entered into the boat. That night, they caught
nothing. But when day had already come, Jesus stood on the beach, yet
the disciples didn't know that it was Jesus. Jesus therefore said to them, "Children, have you anything to
They answered him, "No."
He said to them, "Cast the net on the right side of the boat,
and you will find some."
They cast it therefore, and now they weren't able to draw it in
for the multitude of fish. That disciple therefore whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It's
So when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he wrapped his
coat around him (for he was naked), and threw himself into the
sea. But the other disciples came in the little boat (for they were
not far from the land, but about two hundred cubits away),
dragging the net full of fish. So when they got out on the land, they saw a fire of coals
there, and fish laid on it, and bread. Jesus said to them, "Bring some of the fish which you have
Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land, full of great
fish, one hundred fifty-three; and even though there were so
many, the net wasn't torn.
Jesus said to them, "Come and eat breakfast."
None of the disciples dared inquire of him, "Who are you?"
knowing that it was the Lord.
Then Jesus came and took the bread, gave it to them, and the
fish likewise. This is now the third time that Jesus was revealed to his
disciples, after he had risen from the dead. So when they had eaten their breakfast, Jesus said to Simon
Peter, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love me more than these?"
He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I have affection for
He said to him, "Feed my lambs."
He said to him again a second time, "Simon, son of Jonah, do
you love me?"
He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I have affection for
He said to him, "Tend my sheep."
He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you
have affection for me?"
Peter was grieved because he asked him the third time, "Do you
have affection for me?" He said to him, "Lord, you know
everything. You know that I have affection for you."
Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep.
Most certainly I tell you, when you were young, you dressed
yourself, and walked where you wanted to. But when you are old,
you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you, and
carry you where you don't want to go."
Now he said this, signifying by what kind of death he would
glorify God. When he had said this, he said to him, "Follow me."
Then Peter, turning around, saw a disciple following. This
was the disciple whom Jesus sincerely loved, the one who had
also leaned on Jesus' breast at the supper and asked, "Lord, who
is going to betray You?" Peter seeing him, said to Jesus, "Lord, what about this man?"
Jesus said to him, "If I desire that he stay until I come,
what is that to you? You follow me." This saying therefore went out among the brothers, that this
disciple wouldn't die. Yet Jesus didn't say to him that he
wouldn't die, but, "If I desire that he stay until I come, what
is that to you?" This is the disciple who testifies about these things, and
wrote these things. We know that his witness is true. There are also many other things which Jesus did, which if
they would all be written, I suppose that even the world itself
wouldn't have room for the books that would be written.
Jesus First Saw James, Then He Spoke To the Rest Of His Disciples
(Then) the eleven disciples
went into Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had sent them. And he
appeared to over five hundred brothers at once, most of whom
remain until now, but some have also fallen asleep. When they saw him, they bowed
down to him, but some doubted. Jesus came to them and spoke to them, saying, "All authority
has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Go
all the world, and preach the Good News to the whole creation. And
make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the
Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I commanded you. He who believes and is baptized
will be saved; but he who disbelieves will be condemned. These signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they
will cast out demons; they will speak with new languages; they will take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly
thing, it will in no way hurt them; they will lay hands on the
sick, and they will recover." Behold, I am
with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.
The Last Appearance To The Disciples Jesus Is Carried Up Into Heaven
Then he appeared to James, then
to all the apostles, To these he also
showed himself alive after he suffered, by many proofs,
appearing to them over a period of forty days, and speaking
about God's Kingdom. He said to them, "This is what I
told you, while I was still with you, that all things which are
written in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms,
concerning me must be fulfilled."
Then he opened their minds, that they might understand the
Scriptures. He said to them, "Thus it is written, and thus it was
necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the
third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached
in his name to all the nations, beginning at Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. Behold, I send forth the promise of my Father on you. So, he
commanded them, "Don't depart from Jerusalem, but
wait in the city until you are clothed with power from the
promise of the Father on
high, which you
heard from me." For John indeed baptized in water, but you will be baptized in
the Holy Spirit not many days from now."
Therefore, when they had come together, they asked him, "Lord,
are you now restoring the kingdom to Israel?"
He said to them, "It isn't for you to know times or seasons
which the Father has set within his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon
you. You will be witnesses to me in Jerusalem, in all Judea and
Samaria, and to the uttermost parts of the earth."
He led them out as far as
Bethany, and after
he had spoken to them, he
lifted up his hands, and blessed them. It happened, while he blessed them, and as
they were looking, that
he withdrew from them. He
was taken up, and a cloud received him out of their sight. And so,
carried up into heaven.
So then the Lord was received up
into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.
While they were
looking steadfastly into the sky as he went, behold, two men
stood by them in white clothing, who also said, "You men of Galilee, why do you stand looking
into the sky? This Jesus, who was received up from you into the
sky will come back in the same way as you saw him going into the
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