Thursday, February 21, 2013

Luke in 40 - Luke 5

Luke 5:1-26

Jesus has now become a very popular teacher and preacher. So popular that wherever he goes a crowd gathers. Sometimes the crowd is so great, almost like a mob waiting to hear him, and he needs to find a new way to reach out to the people. Today is one of those days. People are pushing in on Jesus, so he decides to teach from a boat, and out he goes.

After his teaching Jesus then looks at the fishermen whose boat he was in, and seeing that they did not have a great day fishing, he invites them to try their luck one more time. So out go the nets and in comes a catch of fish so great that they need their buddies to come and help them haul it in.

After that the fisherman, Simon Peter, realizes the great power of this Jesus, and Jesus realizes the potential in Simon Peter. So Jesus calls him and his partners to change their professions, to change their lives. Here Jesus calls his first disciples.

What does it mean to you to be a disciple?

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