Applications of the Bible for the 21st century require deeper understanding of the meanings of parables, lessons and other ideologies that came from the time of Jesus.
As examples of The Bible are analyzed additional measures to comprehending practical applications for the clergy. The lesson of John 21: 15-17 is an example of the analysis conducted. When analyzed, there is a deeper understanding to the call which received by Jesus and how this applies to the church with congruent applications for today.
A. Brief Overview of the Problem
The purpose of this paper is based on an examination of the meaning and interpretations of John 21: 15-17. The meaning related to John 21: 15-17 carry a variety of symbolical interpretations and expectations with the conversation of Jesus to Peter. The interpretations not only expand with the basic interpretation of the Bible in the commentary, but the structure and meaning also carry different explanations used within the context of the church. The concept is not only based on exploration of the main context for the event which occurred but also applies to using the expression as a basis for ministry today and applying the context of the event to the needs of today’s church. Exploring the true meaning of John 21.15 – 17 and understanding the meanings related to the overall words then provides a deeper application for ministry today. When exploring the main story, one is able to create an overall understanding of mechanics required for the functioning of the church.