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March 7, 2018

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Reading along with us in Luke? Here’s today’s reading:

Luke 5 (ESV)

On one occasion, while the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret, and he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets.Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat. And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.” And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets were breaking. They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.”....Continue Reading

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  1. I’m still working on chapter 4, but in my quick reading through this chapter I Noticed a few things. One was Peter’s response to Jesus after the catch of fish: “depart from me, I am a sinful man!” Shouldn’t our response be similar? Humble in the face of a living God. How dare I struggle with pride before my God, he is so great. Reminds me of Isaiah’s response in the temple. “I am undone”.

    The other thing was the old and new wine skins. I never quite understood it. I’ll have to do some research before our study.

  2. Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.” 6And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets were breaking.

  3. I too was struck by Peter’s response to Jesus’ miracle and presence in Peter’s life. Humility and conviction are always appropriate responses to God’s presence. So good to know it is not a humility that crushes us, but lifts us up and welcomes us to grab hold of what God provides for us and even welcomes us to participate in Gods’ work. (ie let’s go fish for men).

    When going through the gospels I always think what it must have been like to be around Jesus. It is no wonder that people were drawn to Him, especially because of His miracles. But verse 16 is very telling of the kind of man Jesus was. He did not look for accolades or recognition, or seek attention, no He often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. May that be the tenor and tone of my life.

    And oh those Pharisees always trying to trip him up….

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