Follow Jesus, Fellow Fishers! How?
Bible Readings Isaiah 6:1-8, Luke 5:1-11
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Pastor Paul A. Tullberg
Sermon text: Luke 5:1-11
Once when Jesus was standing on the shore of Lake Gennesaret, the crowd was
pushing in on him to better hear the Word of God. He noticed two boats tied up. The fishermen
had just left them and were out scrubbing their nets. Jesus climbed into the boat
that was Simon’s and asked him to put out a little from the shore. Sitting there, using the
boat for a pulpit, he taught the crowd.
When he finished teaching, Jesus said to Simon, “Push out into deep water and let
your nets out for a catch.” Simon said, “Master, we’ve been fishing hard all night and
haven’t caught even a minnow. But if you say so, I’ll let out the nets.” It was no sooner
said than done—a huge haul of fish, straining the nets past capacity. They waved to their
partners in the other boat to come help them. They filled both boats, nearly swamping
them with the catch.
Simon Peter, when he saw it, fell to his knees before Jesus. “Get away from me,
Sir, because I’m a sinner! Leave me to myself.” He said this because when they pulled in
that catch of fish, awe overwhelmed Simon and everyone with him. It was the same with
James and John, Zebedee’s sons, coworkers with Simon. Then Jesus said to Simon,
“Don’t be afraid. From now on you will fish for people.”
They pulled their boats up on the beach, left them, nets and all, and followed Him.

From The Holy Bible, Evangelical Heritage VersionTM (EHVTM)
copyright © 2016 The Wartburg Project. All rights reserved.


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