"LAUNCH OUT INTO THE DEEP
Luke 5:1 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,
2 And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them and were washing their nets.
3 And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, (BAM) and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people out of the ship.
4 Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, (BAM) Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
5 And Simon (BAM) 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.
6 And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.
7 And they beckoned unto their partners, (BAM PA) which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came and filled both the ships so that they began to sink.
8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.
9 For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: BAM WILL BE ASTONISHED!
· There are hungry people who want to hear the Word of God
· People have given up on fishing for souls
· They are trying to wash and fix their nets
· Jesus begins teaching the people about fishing in a new way
· Jesus says Launch out into the deep
· People say we have tried and failed
· Nevertheless, we will obey your Word to do so.
· We let down the net on the OTHER side, in a new place
· We will be astonished at the amount of harvest
QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION:
Do you believe "Let the Word Become Life in Your Life" is the gospel message that Jesus wants to proclaim to the world?
Is Obeying His Word an act of Faith?
Do you have Faith for a harvest or Faith in His Command? Selah, think about it!
Peter was astonished at the harvest? Did he have any faith that he would catch anything? Or did he just Obey His Word?
What are some things you plan on doing to be a part of the Launch Team?
Looking forward to our Discussion!
In His Service,