John 21:1-17, I Peter 5:1-4 — A minister of the Gospel may have the requisite gifts but what will sustain him over the long term? How can he endure the hardship and the suffering that inevitably comes with the office? The key is his love for Christ. If a pastor loves Jesus he will persevere in preaching God’s word and watching over God’s people come what may. This is what we learn as we consider the charge that the resurrected Lord Jesus gave to Peter beside the Sea of Galilee.