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Luke 5 - NIV

Jesus Calls His First Disciples

1 One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret,[a] the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of God.

2 He saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets.

3 He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat.

4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”

5 Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.”

6 When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break.


a. Luke 5:1 That is, the Sea of Galilee

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Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Not even a minnow! This hurts.
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Nov, 2016
Summary: Have you ever gave your best effort and came away with nothing? The battle is in our attitudes. We must go back to the drawing board --- There is more. We must exert a greater effort ...
Scripture: Luke 5:5-6
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 767
Elmer Towns avatar
Practical Lesson of Ministry
Shared by: Elmer Towns on Oct, 2016
Summary: Practical Lessons of Ministry
Scripture: Luke 5:1-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 26
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Take the Risk and Grow
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Aug, 2016
Summary: Take the risk; take the challenge; take the grace and grow.
Scripture: Luke 5:1-11
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 88
Mike Rickman avatar
Sowing and Reaping at the Right Time
Shared by: Mike Rickman on Aug, 2016
Summary: There is a right time for sowing and a right time for reaping.
Scripture: Luke 5:1-6
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 263
Jeff Strite avatar
Knowin' Where You're Goin'
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Aug, 2016
Summary: Peter, James and John catch the biggest haul of fish they'd ever known... and then they just left their nets and boat to follow Jesus. Why would they do that?
Curtis E. Nester avatar
Fishing in Deep Water
Shared by: Curtis E. Nester on Jun, 2016
Summary: The call of the Apostles, unlikely men, to do the extraordinary job of fishing for men, and give their lives for the sake of the Gospel.
Kenneth Sowers avatar
Tangible Kingdom – Old Ways, New Ways
Shared by: Kenneth Sowers on Feb, 2016
Summary: learning the ways to live incarnationaly - from Hugh Halter's work, The Tangible Kingdom
Scripture: Luke 5:1-11
Views: 265
Ernie Arnold avatar
Coming to Faith
Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Feb, 2016
Summary: Theme: Coming to Faith - Isaiah, Paul and Peter come to faith through: 1. An epiphany/encounter with the LORD 2. Acknowledging and confessing their sinfulness 3. Accepting God's purifying touch 4. Partnering with the LORD JESUS
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 5:1-11
Denomination: *other
Views: 670
Tom Shepard avatar
How To Recover From Failure
Shared by: Tom Shepard on Jan, 2016
Summary: This sermon has five points to overcome failure. 1. ALLOW Jesus To Take Control 2. DO What Jesus Asks 3. SHARE The Surplus 4. WALK In Humbleness Before God 5. RE-SET The Priorities Of Your Life
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Luke 5:1-11
Denomination: Independent Bible
Views: 2,352
Craig Condon avatar
Follow Me to a Great Catch
Shared by: Craig Condon on Jul, 2015
Summary: God shook up Peter because he wanted to shake up the world. He can also shake all of us up so he can shake up the world-and boy does it ever need to be shaken up. When we obey God, we will become fishers of men.
Tim Smith avatar
Shared by: Tim Smith on May, 2015
Summary: This message focuses on the profile of what a disciple looks like.
Series: CSI:Church
Scripture: Luke 5:1-11
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 1,066
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Feb, 2015
Summary: Look at the 2nd apostle of Jesus called and His best friend. Study the 25 incidents in Peter's life. Watch his growth in faith, his decline, and his 2nd rise to greatness. Great for the development of character in our lives.
Scripture: Luke 5:1-11
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 722
Martin Ellgar avatar
A Risky Business
Shared by: Martin Ellgar on Nov, 2014
Summary: A perspective on Luke 5: 1-11. How does one give their life to Jesus? There is only one step. Listen to the Word of God. The rest is up to Jesus.
Scripture: Luke 5:1-11
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 430
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Why Should We not Also Enter into Joy?
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Aug, 2014
Summary: Joy is found in following Jesus even though we know we are sinners.
Scripture: Luke 5:1-11
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 227
James Reginald Levert avatar
When your net comes up empty!
Shared by: James Reginald Levert on Aug, 2014
Summary: Sermon designed draw others into God purpose.
Scripture: Luke 5:1-11
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 1,680
Nelson Emeonu avatar
Shared by: Nelson Emeonu on Jul, 2014
Summary: God is interested in changing people's conditions but they should first of all, change themselves by resolving to obey Him first.
Series: Part 2
Scripture: Luke 5:1-8
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 1,249
John Crisp avatar
The Altar
Shared by: John Crisp on May, 2014
Summary: What is the Altar a Place for?
Series: The Altar
based on 10 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 8,587
Craig Benner avatar
La Conquista Diaria
Shared by: Craig Benner on Jan, 2014
Summary: La vida esta llena de problemas. Cristo tiene toda respuesta. La victoria viene por escuchar y obedecer a Su voz.
Scripture: Luke 5:1-11
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 467
Gordon McCulloch avatar
What does fishers of men really mean?
Shared by: Gordon McCulloch on Jan, 2014
Summary: The phrase “I will make you fishers of men” has never meant much to me, I just cannot relate to it at all. Here we find out the true meaning of that phrase one that does relate, and one that gives you power if you could only see. Read on …
Denn Guptill avatar
A Day at the Beach, Because you Say So
Shared by: Denn Guptill on Jan, 2014
Summary: This is message is about Peter going from an observer to a participant.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 5:1-11
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 765
Kranthi Kumar Medida avatar
Shared by: Kranthi Kumar Medida on Dec, 2013
Summary: This message is about how Lord Jesus enters into the life of a sinful person, transforms the life of that person, and gives purpose to that person.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 5:1-11
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 672
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
The Call of the First Disciples
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Dec, 2013
Summary: Every Christian has a part to play.
Jose Wallace avatar
When God calls us to leave the safety of our comfort zone
Shared by: Jose Wallace on Dec, 2013
Summary: Luke 5:4-6 1. Simon and his comfort zone 2. Fear barrier 3. Prayer with someone else 4. Detach and accept the calling Conclusion – Acceptance of the unknown-through faith in Christ
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Luke 5:4-6
Views: 2,034
Ronnie Miller avatar
Don’t ask how you are doing, tell them about Jesus
Shared by: Ronnie Miller on Oct, 2013
Summary: Most know in their heart how they are doing in life. Those without Jesus know that there is an empty place in their heart that needs to be filled. But, most don’t realize what it takes to fill it.
Scripture: Luke 5:3-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,240
David Rigg avatar
Hannibal's Fire
Shared by: David Rigg on Oct, 2013
Summary: This sermon deals with what can happen when we obey God's commands.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 5:1-10
Views: 676
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Oct, 2013
Summary: What made Peter different from other men, that people fell dead before him, that his shadow healed the sick, that 1,000s were saved when he preached? It was his intimate exposure to Jesus and his aligning himself with the purposes of God.
Scripture: Luke 5:1-11
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,128
Jeffrey  Sims avatar
Catchin Anything?
Shared by: Jeffrey Sims on Oct, 2013
Summary: A sermon about being equipped to be fishers of men and being intentional about winning souls
Rodney Johnson Sr., avatar
A Revival on the Lake
Shared by: Rodney Johnson Sr., on Sep, 2013
Summary: Jesus revived his disciples who were burnt from toiling all night without a catch.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 5:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,080
David N. Clay avatar
"Let's Go Fishing"
Shared by: David N. Clay on Aug, 2013
Summary: The "why" and "how" of reaching and teaching people for Jesus.
Scripture: Luke 5:1-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 662
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Jesus Prays that our Faith may not fail
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Aug, 2013
Summary: We understand that we are sinful and weak, but like the martyrs, we pray that our faith may not fail so we may witness to Christ in His Church.
Series: Lumen Fidei
Scripture: Luke 5:1-11
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 1,245