Jesus Calls the Disciples

Some of John’s disciples saw Jesus being baptized and heard John say, “Look the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world”. (John 1:29). They followed Jesus back to Galilee. Jesus spoke in the synagogue and went home with Peter where he healed Peter’s mother in law. At a later time, Jesus was teaching the multitudes by the sea of Galilee where Peter was fishing.  

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Today’s message come from Luke 5.

We start of today in the Lake of Gennesaret. Just a reference here is that this lake is also referred to as Sea of Galilee or the Sea of Tiberias.  As He was preaching the word of God, He observed two boats at the water’s edge left there by the fishermen who were washing their nets.  (Luke 5:1-2)

Jesus got into one of the boats belonging to Simon whom He had to take the boat a little off shore and Jesus taught the people from the boat. (Luke 5:3)

After Jesus finished teaching, He asked Simon to move the boat out into deep water and to let out the nets. Simon responded that they had worked hard all night and not caught anything.  However, because Jesus asked him to do so he would.  (Luke 5:4-5)

The nets that they used earlier that couldn’t catch a fish was now so full they were going to break. The called their partners to come assist them.  They had enough fish in both boats that the boats began to sink. (Luke 5:6-7)

When Simon seen this, he fell at Jesus’ feet and told Jesus to go away because Simon was a sinful man. Others including Simon’s partners were all astonished.  (Luke 5:8-10)

Our story today ends with Jesus saying to Simon, “Do not be afraid, from now on you will be fishers of men.” They all pulled up their boats, left everything and followed Jesus. (Luke 5:11)

Questions to be answered:

  1. What did we learn about God in this story?
  2. What do we learn about man/ourselves in this story?
  3. What did you learn new in this story?
  4. What should I do differently because of this story?

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