1). John 1 – John the Baptist; Jordan River Peter’s Callings
John 1:35-42 (paraphrased) (At Bethany by the Jordan – 1:28) John (the Baptist) was standing with two of his disciples; and he looked upon Jesus as He walked and said, “Behold the Lamb of God!” And the two disciples heard him speak and they followed Jesus.
John 1:35-42 (paraphrased) (At Bethany by the Jordan – 1:28) One of the two disciples (of John the Baptist) was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He found first his own brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah. He (Andrew) brought him (Simon Peter) to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John; you shall be called Cephas (which translated means Peter).”
2). Matt 4; Mark 1 1). John 1 – John the Baptist; Jordan River Peter’s Callings 3). Luke 5:1-11
Big Idea of Luke 5:1-11 This private miracle, focused on Peter, was designed to seal his call to apostolic ministry and teach him that Christ is his real source in all matters, primarily: His competency His identity His calling
Outline of Luke 5:1-11 Setting (5:1-3) Miracle of the Catch (5:4-7) Response to the Miracle (5:8-11)
Luke 5:1-11 Setting: Sea of Galilee (5:1-3) Multitude pressing in Two boats; fishermen washing nets Jesus & Peter in the boat “And He got into one of the boats, which was Simon’s (Peter) and ask him to put out a little way from the land…”
Luke 5:1-11 Miracle of the Catch (5:4-7) Jesus Command (5:4) To Simon (Peter) Put out into Deep Water Let down your nets For a catch = promise?
Luke 5:1-11 Miracle of the Catch (5:4-7) Jesus Command (5:4) Peter’s Trust (5:5) We worked hard ALL NIGHT We CAUGHT NOTHING But “at your bidding”, I will let down the nets.
10 Things in Peter’s Mind Nobody fishes the deep in the day Fish can see our nets in the day Fish are mobile in the day Each boat needs up to 4 guys We have worked hard all night
10 Things in Peter’s Mind We caught nothing = ain’t bitin’ Our nets need washing & drying We would have to reload the nets There’s a lot of people watching What does Jesus know about fishing?
Luke 5:1-11 Miracle of the Catch (5:4-7) Jesus Command (5:4) Peter’s Trust (5:5) Great Supply (5:6-7)
The Details of Luke 5:6-7 And when they had done this, they enclosed a great quantity of fish; and their nets began to break; and they signaled to their partners in the other boat, for them to come and help them. And they came, and filled both of the boats, so that they began to sink.
Luke 5:1-11 Response to the Miracle (5:8-11) Peter’s Confession (5:8-10a) Awareness of his sinful state Amazement & fear by all Promise of New Fish (5:10b) Peter = No Catch Jesus = Fish & Men Caught Departure to Follow Christ (5:11)
Application Thoughts Is my core competency mine or His? Is my core competency preventing me from fully following the Lord? Is the Lord welcome in my work? Is the Lord asking me to go fishing with Him in the deep during the day?