LUKE 5

16 Outlines

 

Luke 5:1-11

FISHING TRIP

 

THE COMMAND – Vs. 4 – Peter was to launch out into the deep and put down his nets.

 

THE CONCESSION – Vs. 5 – Peter had worked all night and caught nothing, but was willing to do what Jesus said.

 

THE CATCH – Vss. 6-7 – It was phenomenal!

 

THE CONVERSION – Vss. 8-9 – Peter (and those with Him) was a changed man.

 

THE CALL – Vss. 10-11 – From that point on they were to catch men.

 

 

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Luke 5:1-11

PETER’S BOAT

 

Have you noticed that God used many different things to accomplish his purposes.

He used David’s sling, the jawbone of an ass to help Samson, an axe head, five loaves and two fishes, a cross and an empty tomb to mention a few things.

He also used Peter’s boat.

I know that God can use you because you are like Peter’s boat mentioned in Luke 5:1-11.

Peter’s boat was the scene of the miracle of a miraculous catch of fish.

 

This was not the first time that Peter had met Jesus.

There are at least two other previous instances of Peter meeting Jesus.

 

Peter’s brother, Andrew, was a disciple of John the Baptist.

Andrew was present when John the Baptist identified Jesus as “the lamb of, which taketh away the sins of the world”. John 1:40-42

 

The original call of Jesus to Peter, Andrew, James and John is mentioned in Matthew 4:18-20.    

 

The disciples appeared to follow Jesus on a part time basis, and then went back to their fishing. It is at the end of a long night of fishing that Peter’s boat comes into focus, and we see how we should be useable like Peter’s boat.

 

LIKE PETER’S BOAT

YOUR HEART SHOULD BE A CHAPEL

 

Vss. 1-3 – Jesus was teaching by the Sea of Galilee.

                 The crowds were very large and pressing upon him.

Nearby Peter, Andrew, James, and John were doing what fishermen did after a long night of fishing. They were washing out their nets and then setting them into the sun to dry.

 

Jesus requested use of the boat. So Peter thrust out a little from land and Jesus sat in the boat and taught the people.

The hills surrounding the lake helped make the area a natural amphitheatre.

 

The minute Jesus entered that boat it was not the same.

Jesus entered the boat and the boat became a chapel.

It was the residence, at least temporarily of God the Son.

 

The minute Jesus entered your life when you were saved you were no longer the same.

2 Corinthians 5:17

 

You became new in many ways when you trusted Jesus as Savior.  A key way is that your heart became a chapel or a temple.  It is a place where God dwells.  1 Corinthians 6:19-20 

Because God dwells inside of me my body should be a place where He is worshipped.  God should receive my reverence, my praise, my thanksgiving and my prayers. Psalm 89:1,7, Psalm 103:1-2, 1 Thessalonians 1:16-18 

 

LIKE PETER’S BOAT

YOUR HEART SHOULD BE A CLASSROOM

 

Vs. 3 – Jesus taught the people.

The Teacher was present.  Class was in session!

 

Did you know that like Peter’s boat, you have a resident teacher?

It is God, the Holy Spirit. John 16:12-14

 

How does God teach us?

First of all, He uses his Word. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

 

Secondly God teaches us through the preaching of His Word. 2 Timothy 4:2

 

Thirdly God uses us to teach each other.

We teach others when we share Scripture.

We teach others when we share our experiences.

 

Finally, God teaches us through experience.

We learn to trust God through our trials.

We learn to do what is right when God chooses to correct us for what we have done wrong.   

   

LIKE PETER’S BOAT

YOUR LIFE SHOULD HAVE A CAPTAIN

 

Vs. 4 – Did you ever have someone who knew nothing about your job, tell you how to do your job?

 

Peter would have thought that Jesus knew nothing about fishing.  Jesus was a carpenter.

 

Jesus wanted Peter to go fishing when they had labored all night and caught nothing. The fish were not around.

Jesus wanted Peter to go fishing in the broad daylight, when nighttime would have been better.

Jesus wanted Peter to fish out in the deep, when it was customary to fish along the shore.

Peter would have had to load the big, heavy, wet nets back into his boat and go out for fish after having fished all night.

He was probably very tired, if not exhausted!

 

Luke 5:5 - And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.

 

Did Peter feel like fishing? No.

Did Peter think it was wise to fish?  No.

Was Peter afraid at being laughed at for fishing at such an unusual time and place? Perhaps.

Did Peter understand what Jesus was doing? No.   

 

Why did Peter concede to do it?

The moment that Jesus entered Peter’s boat, Jesus became captain.

Peter recognized him as Master and did as He was told.

 

My friend Jesus wants to be more than a guest in your life.

He wants to be Lord of your life!

He wants to call the shots!

He wants to tell you what to do.

 

He wants to be “Lord of all”.  And, as someone has said, “If Jesus isn’t Lord of all, He isn’t Lord at all!”

 

John 13:13 - Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.

 

LIKE PETER’S BOAT

YOUR LIFE SHOULD BE A CHANNEL

 

Vss. 5-7 – Peter’s boat became the channel or means of a great miracle.

 

Vs. 8 – Peter was amazed and convicted.  He realized what a sinner he was and that he did not deserve to be in Jesus’ presence.

 

When God works miracles in our lives, we will be equally astonished and will realize how much we don’t deserve them.

For we, too are sinful men and women.

 

Vs. 9-10 – Jesus now tells Peter something phenomenal and wonderful!  From that point on Peter would not fish for fish.

He would fish for men.

 

Peter, Andrew, James and John would all be those who would become the channel through which God would work to bring men and women to Himself and to lead them to life!

 

And so it is today.  We are God’s channels who are to bring men and women to Jesus.  We are the ones who are to tell the Good News of Jesus’ death burial and resurrection.

Mark 16:15

 

LIKE PETER’S BOAT

YOUR LIFE SHOULD BE A CAST-OFF

 

Luke 5:11 - And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.

 

The boat was left behind.   

Peter and the others left all to follow Jesus.

In their case the fishing boats needed to be forsaken.

 

You may not have to leave your job in order to follow Jesus.

But your life is to be such that you are willing to leave behind whatever is necessary in order to follow Jesus. Luke 9:23-24

  

LIKE PETER’S BOAT

YOUR HEART SHOULD BE A CHAPEL

YOUR HEART SHOULD BE A CLASSROOM

YOUR LIFE SHOULD HAVE A CAPTAIN

YOUR LIFE SHOULD BE A CHANNEL

YOUR LIFE SHOULD BE A CAST-OFF

 

 

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Luke 5:1-11

A FISH STORY

 

"A fish story" is usually a highly exaggerated story about fishing or some other topic.  We've all heard about "The big one that got away".  Our text tells us a "Fish Story" that is absolutely true and that transformed the lives of those who witnessed it.

 

CAPTAIN OF THE SHIP Vss. 1-4

 

COMPLIANCE BY THE CREW Vs. 5

 

CATCH OF THE DAY Vss. 6-7

 

CHANGE IN SIMON (AND THE OTHERS) Vss. 8-11

 

 

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Luke 5:1-11

THE MASTER

 

Jesus is the Master!

 

MASTER OVER DOCTRINE - Vss. 1-3

He taught, and when He did, He taught with the authority of God, the Son.

 

MASTER OVER DECISIONS - Vss. 4-5

Against his better judgment, Peter did as he was told.  That was a wise decision on Peter's part and always a wise decision for us. John 14:15

 

MASTER OVER DETAILS - Vss. 6-7

The results were just what Jesus wanted them to be.  We obey, and Jesus takes care of the details.

 

MASTER OVER DEVOTION - Vss. 8-11

Convicted, amazed and frightened, Peter and the others submitted themselves to the Lordship of the Lord Jesus.

 

 

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Luke 5:12-14

THE LEPER

 

CAME TO JESUS – Vs. 12

CONFIDED IN JESUS – Vs. 12

CLEANSED BY JESUS – Vs. 13

COUNSELED BY JESUS – Vs. 14

 

 

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Luke 5:12-32

JESUS IS WILLING

 

Our Lord has a tremendous attitude of willingness towards men.  In this passage we discover that Jesus is willing:

 

TO CHANGE A MAN'S CONDITION - Vss. 12-16

Jesus was willing to make changes in this man as a result of the man's faith.  Think of how much Jesus would change us Christians, if we just trusted Him to do so!

 

TO CLEANSE A MAN'S SIN - Vss. 17-26

The paralytic's biggest problem was His sin. Jesus assured him that his sins were forgiven.  Jesus will cleanse any sinner who will come to Jesus as Savior and any saint who will come to Him confessing his sin. Matthew 11:28, 1 John 1:9

 

TO CALL A MAN TO SERVICE - Vss. 27-28

Levi (Matthew), a tax collector was called by Jesus to follow Him.  The tax collectors were considered to be the worst of sinners.  Yet Jesus calls the worst of sinners to serve Him. Galatians 1:13-16

 

TO COMMUNICATE WITH MEN IN NEED - Vss. 29-32

Jesus came to minister to those who are Spiritually sick.

 

 

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Luke 5:16-21

THE DANGER OF RICHES

 

Introduction - Vss. 13-15 - Jesus was asked to play "referee" in a money issue. In the following parable, he shows the problem of being rich without being rich towards God.

 

THE RICH MAN CONSIDERED HIS BUSINESS - Vss. 16-18

 

THE RICH MAN CONSIDERED HIS COMFORT - Vs. 19

 

THE RICH MAN DIDN'T CONSIDER GOD - Vss. 20-21

 

 

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Luke 5:17-26

THE MEN WHO CARRIED THE STRETCHER

 

THEIR CONCERN - Vss. 17-18

 

THEIR CONDUCT - Vs. 19

 

THEIR CONFIDENCE - Vs. 20 - Jesus could see their faith!

 

THEIR CONFIRMATION - Vss. 21-26 - Jesus forgave and healed the man.

 

 

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Luke 5:17-26

ON STAGE!

 

Think of this passage as a real life play!

We have!

 

THE AUDIENCE - Vs. 17

 

THE ACTORS -

Jesus - Vs. 17

A man with palsy - Vs. 18

Four of the man's friends - Vss. 18-19

 

THE ACTION - Vss. 20-25

 

THE APPLAUSE - Vs. 26

 

 

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Luke 5:17-26

HOUSE CALL

 

A SURPRISE VISITOR - Vss. 17-19

A STARTLING ANNOUNCEMENT - Vs. 20

A SEARCHING RESPONSE - Vss. 21-24

A STIRRING RESULT - Vss. 25-26

 

 

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Luke 5:18-26

A HEALING

 

THE PERSISTENCE OF FRIENDS – Vss. 18-19

THE PRIORITY OF FORGIVENESS – Vss. 20-21

THE POWER OF JESUS – Vss. 22-25

THE PRAISE OF GOD – Vs. 26

 

 

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Luke 5:18-26

A LITTLE HELP FROM HIS FRIENDS

 

A paralytic needed help getting to Jesus. He got some help from his friends. This story should encourage us to get our sin-sick friends to Jesus for salvation.

 

OBJECTIVE - Vs. 18 - Get the man to Jesus!

OBSTACLE - Vs. 19 - He was in a house, and the crowd was too large.

ORIGINALITY - Vs. 19 - They took him through the ceiling.

OBSERVATION - Vs. 20 - Jesus saw their faith.

OMNIPOTENCE - Vss. 21-26 - As God, Jesus forgave and healed him.

 

How will you help your friends get to Jesus?

 

 

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Luke 5:27-32

REACHING THE UNLOVELY

 

When I was growing up in New Jersey, I was unlovely in the eyes of many of my classmates.

I was often teased and ridiculed.  The sad thing was, I knew how to be cruel to others whom I viewed as unlovely.  There was a fellow named Dennis that most viewed as unlovely.  In history class my senior year, I would sit behind him and knock over his big, ugly book bag, just to get him upset. I regret that my maturity level was not very high at all!

 

We must remember that the Lord Jesus loves those that we might view as unlovely.  He has compassion those who are in need.  Jesus demonstrated this when he reached out to unlovely tax collectors.

 

JESUS' CALL TO LEVI (MATTHEW) - Vss. 27-28

 

LEVI'S CELEBRATION WITH HIS FRIENDS - Vs. 29

 

THE PHARISEES' CRITICISM OF JESUS - Vs. 30

 

JESUS' COMMENTARY ON HIS MINISTRY - Vss. 31-32

Jesus came to reach the spiritually "sick" or unlovely.

 

 

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Luke 5:27-32

FRIEND OF SINNERS

 

Jesus came to "seek and to save that which was lost." (Luke 19:10

We see his:

 

CALL OF SINNERS Vss. 27-28

COMPANY WITH SINNERS Vs. 29

COMPASSION FOR SINNERS Vss. 30-32

 

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Luke 5:27-32

AN UNPOPULAR ACTION

 

Many of the things that Jesus did where not popular, especially with the

religious leaders.

Jesus did what was right and didn't worry if what he did was popular.

 

A SINNER RECRUITED - Vss. 27-28

Jesus is always calling sinners to trust Him and follow Him. Matthew

11:28-30

Matthew (called Levi here), a tax collector, was recruited by the Lord

Jesus.

 

A SAVIOR'S RECEPTION - Vs. 29

A reception was held for the Lord Jesus.

Matthew wanted others to meet his new master.

After being saved, we should want to introduce our friends to our Savior.

 

A SCATHING REACTION - Vs. 30

The religious people were upset with Jesus because He associated with

sinners.

 

A STARTLING REMARK - Vss. 31-32

Jesus makes it clear that He didn't come to call to repentance those who

considered themselves righteous. Jesus came to save sinners.

 

 

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Luke 5:33-39

OH NO! SOMETHING NEW!

 

The strictly conservative Pharisees of Jesus' day were much like us in that they did not like change.  Sometimes something new poses a real threat to us.

 

INQUIRY - Vs. 33 - The Pharisees wanted to know why Jesus' disciples did not fast like they and John the Baptist's disciples did.  They were doing something new.

 

INSIGHT - Vss. 34-35 - Jesus explained that just as a wedding was not a time for fasting, neither was it appropriate to fast while Jesus (who is the Son of God) was in their presence.

 

ILLUSTRATIONS - Vss. 36-38 - New cloth sewn on an old garment will rip the old garment.  New wine placed in old wineskins will burst the wineskins. To place the Gospel of grace into a system of law does not work!

 

INDICTMENT - Vs. 39 - Most people do not like change. They will say, "The old is better!" before they have tried the new.  Christianity is a radical change from Judaism, and the Pharisees deeded the old way better.

 

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