Resolve to Write

Is writing on your New Year’s Resolutions List?

John 21:15-17 (NIV)

When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”

“Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”

Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”

He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”

The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”

Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.

Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.”

If we love God we will love his people

Jesus has deep compassion for his people. He has sent us out with the Great Commission to go and teach everyone all that we know about the gospel. No one is excluded from this call. As each of us have been blessed by someone else sharing the word of God with us so we are to lovingly serve others by sharing what we know about the word with them. There are no exceptions or rankings in the Great Commission. We are loved so we love.

When they had finished eating…

I love this little phrase that begins the interaction between Jesus and Peter. I like to think that we all have the responsibility to make sure we are ‘eating’ from the bread of life ourselves. But Jesus calls us three times over to feed his sheep. Once we ourselves have received, we in turn give. Freely we have received and so freely we give.

Communicating the gospel

At the time the bible was written, most people were illiterate and the word of God spread mostly through spoken word. Today we can ‘preach the gospel’ through the written word. We can ‘feed his sheep’ through the power of technology throughout the world.

What about you?

At Cup of Faith in 2024 I am looking for a team of five or six writers who will join me in using this platform to encourage others in growing in Christ. The requirements are a love for Jesus and a willingness to feed his sheep, a full heart from eating of the word and a resolution to follow the Great Commission. So will you go? Will you feed his sheep?

If you would like to write for this platform, fill out this quick Typeform and I’ll be in touch with you!

All the best for the new year,


Edit: Please note that applications for 2024 have closed. If you would like to contribute a blog as a guest user, kindly contact me!

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