Luke 5:1-11: Jesus’s Invitation to Follow
I) Jesus attracted a crowd.
A) Many people wanted to hear him ____________ the Word of God.
B) He preached from a ___________.
II) Jesus invites Peter to follow him.
A) Jesus challenges Peter to cast his nets in a way he _______________ catch any fish.
B) Peter, the ______________ fisherman, protests, but does what Jesus asks.
C) They caught so many fish it began to break their nets and __________ their boat. Others needed to help bring in the fish.
D) Peter confesses his ___________ to the Lord.
E) Jesus invites us to ____________ and follow him too.
“To repent means to turn around, to stop what you’re doing and to do the opposite. To repent means that even though you used to assume one thing was true, you now know its wrong—all wrong—and you will now believe and act upon something totally different. Repent is a good, strong word, full of hope and new beginnings. In the context of Jesus’ kingdom, repent is an invitation to another world, another life, a way of being that was supposed to be all along and can be now” (Rick McKinnley, A Beautiful Mess pg 49).
III) Jesus gives Peter a new mission.
A) Jesus tells Peter “Do not be ____________.”
B) Jesus tells Peter he will now __________ people in order to bring them into the kingdom of God.
C) Jesus gives us the _________ mission.
IV) Following Jesus has a cost.
A) Peter ________ his boat and followed Jesus.
B) Following Jesus ____________ believers too.
What are you willing to give up to follow Jesus?