Four Things Drive Peter to His Knees 1. The timing of the miracle. 2. The size of the Miracle 3. The nature of the one doing the Miracle. 4. The nature of the one benefited by the miracle.
Peter’s 4 Qualifications to Follow 1. He was open to instruction 2. He discovered that God knew more about and had more control over the area in which where he felt the greatest expertise. 3. He was humble and repentant 4. He was willing to go where Jesus led
Jesus Questions our Perspective on the Outcasts of Society Luke 5:12-14
Jesus Challenges our Perspective on Prayer Luke 5:15-16
Luke 6:12 In these days he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God.
Luke 9:28-29 Jesus took with him Peter and John and James and went up on the mountain to pray. 29 And as he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became dazzling white.
Daniel 9:20-23 While I was speaking and praying, confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel and making my request to the LORD my God for his holy hill-- 21 while I was still in prayer, Gabriel, the man I had seen in the earlier vision, came to me in swift flight about the time of the evening sacrifice. 22 He instructed me and said to me, "Daniel, I have now come to give you insight and understanding. 23 As soon as you began to pray, an answer was given, which I have come to tell you…”
Jesus Evaluates our Perspective on Forgiveness and Faith Luke 5:17-26
Luke 9:23-25 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. 25 For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?
Romans 10:1-10 (Msg) Believe me, friends, all I want for Israel is what's best for Israel: salvation, nothing less. I want it with all my heart and pray to God for it all the time. 2 I readily admit that the Jews are impressively energetic regarding God—but they are doing everything exactly backwards. 3 They don't seem to realize that this comprehensive setting-things-right that is salvation is God's business, and a most flourishing business it is
Romans 10:1-10 (Msg) Right across the street they set up their own salvation shops and noisily hawk their wares. After all these years of refusing to really deal with God on his terms, insisting instead on making their own deals, they have nothing to show for it. 4 The earlier revelation was intended simply to get us ready for the Messiah, who then puts everything right for those who trust him to do it.
Romans 10:1-10 (Msg) Moses wrote that anyone who insists on using the law code to live right before God soon discovers it's not so easy—every detail of life regulated by fine print! 6 But trusting God to shape the right living in us is a different story— no precarious climb up to heaven to recruit the Messiah, 7 no dangerous descent into hell to rescue the Messiah. 8 So what exactly was Moses saying? The word that saves is right here, as near as the tongue in your mouth, as close as the heart in your chest
Romans 10:1-10 (Msg) It's the word of faith that welcomes God to go to work and set things right for us. This is the core of our preaching. 9 Say the welcoming word to God— "Jesus is my Master"—embracing, body and soul, God's work of doing in us what he did in raising Jesus from the dead. That's it. You're not "doing" anything; you're simply calling out to God, trusting him to do it for you. That's salvation. 10 With your whole being you embrace God setting things right, and then you say it, right out loud: "God has set everything right between him and me!"
Jesus Pushes our Perspective on Offensive People Luke 5:27-32
Chief Tax Collectors Jobs Collect the fees levied by the Roman government for all business profits in the area. Oversee the awarding of fishing leases applied for by the local fishermen, and Represent brokers who had loaned money to the fishermen to buy their boats and nets.
Luke 3:8 “Produce Fruit in keeping with repentance”
Acts 26:19-20 "So then, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the vision from heaven. 20 First to those in Damascus, then to those in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and to the Gentiles also, I preached that they should repent and turn to God and prove their repentance by their deeds.
2 Corinthians 7:10-11 Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. 11 See what this godly sorrow has produced in you: what earnestness, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing, what concern, what readiness to see justice done.