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Luke 5:1-10 Salvation for the Self-Reliant

Luke 5:1-10 Salvation for the Self-Reliant

In Luke 5:1-10 we see that, when you stop relying on yourself and turn to Jesus, you find true strength, real salvation, and a new purpose in life.

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When you stop relying on yourself and turn to Jesus, you find true strength, real salvation, and a new purpose in life.
Community Group Discussion Guide
Week of October 15th - October 21st, 2023
Salvation for the Self-Reliant
Luke 5:1-10

● Connection Class - 2nd Service
● Equipped Youth - 4pm at Gaynor Lake for a campfire
● Men's Fellowship Breakfast - Oct. 28th 9am [register]
● Table of Hope Food Drive - Foyer
● Baptisms - Nov. 5

What is one favorite activity from childhood you wish you could do now?

Looking back at your notes from this week’s teaching, was there anything you heard for the first time, caught your attention, challenged, or confused you?

When you stop relying on yourself and turn to Jesus, you find true strength, real salvation, and a new purpose in life.

1. Read 2 Corinthians 1:8-10
a. Nate Medlong spoke about his time living in Ukraine when it was invaded by Russia. He understood he could not control the situation and had to rely on God, and not himself. Discuss a time when you have realized you do not have control. Did it help you rely on Him for guidance and strength?
2. Read Luke 5:1-5
a. Here Jesus is speaking to such a large crowd he needed to step into Simon’s (Peter’s) boat to have more room. This comes after Simon, James and John, sons of Zebedee, had finished fishing all night without success (Luke 5:5).
i. If you were the fishermen, how would you react to having an increasingly famous person enter your boat after a long night of work with no success?
ii. Jesus had turned water into wine, had healed people, and had taught with authority like nobody before him. Yet, Jesus was a carpenter and these men were fishermen. Given that there was something unique and incredible about Jesus, they did as he instructed. How do you remind yourself of the beauty of Jesus? Does this help you follow Him in faithful obedience?
3. Read Luke 5:6-7.
a. What was the result of doing as Jesus instructed? Nate mentioned this was so the fishermen knew their success was not based on what they had done, but on what Jesus had done. Has there been a time in your life where you obeyed Jesus, even though it seemed illogical? Are you in a season now where you need to let go and trust Him more?
4. Read Ezekiel 1:28 and Luke 5:8-10.
a. As in the Ezekiel passage, Simon’s reaction is to fall down at Jesus’ knees, even around all the fish. As we understand how God works through Jesus more, it reflects His holiness and our shortcomings. Becoming aware of his perfect, objective moral standard, and understanding that you fall short, does Simon’s reaction seem relatable?
i. What is Jesus’ reaction in verse 10? Does this give you encouragement of His love and purpose for your life?
ii. How do you think He can use you for His purpose?

Looking back at this week’s study, what is important for you to remember and why?


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