The fish weren’t biting that day; a professional knows when to call it quits. “Yet, if you say so…” Thus begins an entirely new chapter for Simon Peter: learning again and again to put a logic-defying trust in Jesus, and witnessing firsthand the miracles that result.
Worship this week:
Saturday 5:00 p.m. Modified traditional worship in Chapel
Sunday 8:30 a.m. Traditional worship
9:30 a.m. Sunday School / Special Meeting of the congregation
10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship
The Great Catch of Fish January 22, 2017
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding
Sunday: Great Catch of Fish, Luke 5:1-11
Monday: Jesus Cleanses a Leper, Luke 5:12-16
Tuesday: Jesus Heals a Paralytic, Luke 5:17-26
Wednesday: Jesus Calls Levi (Matthew), Luke 5:27-32
Thursday: The Question about Fasting, Luke 5:33-39
Friday: God Does a New Thing, Isaiah 43:14-21
Saturday: God Forgives Sins, Isaiah 43:25-44:5
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
Then Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.” When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed him.
When Simon Peter realized that he was standing next to greatness, he spontaneously praised Jesus. Perhaps just as spontaneously Jesus called him to follow him. That’s how life is sometimes, moving unexpectedly, moment to moment.
- How is Jesus beginning to make ripples in the community?
- How does your community pass on faith? How and when do you spend time learning and growing deeper in faith? What might you do differently this week to teach or learn more about God?
- What does it mean for you to be Jesus’ follower? What behaviors, actions, and attitudes are shaped by your commitment to follow Jesus?
PRAY: Faithful Lord, We might not recognize you at first. Show us what we’re meant to see, and give us faith to follow in your trustworthy footsteps. By the Spirit’s grace, Amen.
BLESS: Learn, grow, and love God through Christ. Amen.