Jesus presents Peter with a very challenging question in John 21 – do you agape love me? Do you love me such a self-sacrificial manner that you are willing to give up everything, to die for me? Peter had previously thought he had that self-sacrificial commitment to the Son of God, but he failed when he was challenged and denied the Lord. Now, Peter is only willing to commit to phileo brotherly love to Christ. However, by the end of his life, Peter has now found that agape love and exhorts us to progress towards that self-sacrificing love to Christ as well.
The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 3-03-2019