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New Purposes

February 21, 2021 • Jon Furman • LukeSeason 1

To continue our series on the Gospel of Luke, Jon teaches through Luke 5:1-11.

Sermon Notes - February 21, 2021
LUKE: New Purposes (Luke 5:1-11) - Jon Furman

Luke‬ ‭5:1-2‬ ‭(NLT‬‬‬‬‬‬)

One day as Jesus was preaching on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, great crowds pressed in on him to listen to the word of God. He noticed two empty boats at the water’s edge, for the fishermen had left them and were washing their nets.

Luke‬ ‭5:‬3 ‭(NLT‬‬‬‬‬‬)

Stepping into one of the boats, Jesus asked Simon, its owner, to push it out into the water. So, he sat in the boat and taught the crowds from there.

Luke‬ ‭5:‬4-7 ‭(NLT‬‬‬‬‬‬)

When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Now go out where it is deeper, and let down your nets to catch some fish.” “Master,” Simon replied, “we worked hard all last night and didn’t catch a thing. But if you say so, I’ll let the nets down again.” And this time their nets were so full of fish they began to tear! A shout for help brought their partners in the other boat, and soon both boats were filled with fish and on the verge of sinking.

Luke‬ ‭5:8-9‬ ‭(NLT‬‬‬‬‬‬)

When Simon Peter realized what had happened, he fell to his knees before Jesus and said, “Oh, Lord, please leave me—I’m such a sinful man.” For he was awestruck by the number of fish they had caught, as were the others with him.

Luke‬ ‭5:10‬ ‭(NLT‬‬‬‬‬‬)

His partners, James and John, the sons of Zebedee, were also amazed. Jesus replied to Simon, “Don’t be afraid! From now on you’ll be fishing for people!”

Acts 2:37-38, 41 (NLT)

Peter’s words pierced their hearts, and they said to him and to the other apostles, “Brothers, what should we do?” Peter replied, “Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit…” Those who believed what Peter said were baptized and added to the church that day- about 3,000 in all.

Luke‬ ‭5:‬11 (‭NLT‬‬‬‬‬‬)

And as soon as they landed, they left everything and followed Jesus.

Following Jesus repairs our lives.
Following Jesus reframes our purpose.
Following Jesus repurposes our abilities and assets.