Faithlife
Faithlife

Deep Water Faith

Sermon  •  Submitted
0 ratings
· 2 views

Jesus demonstrates his plan for His disciples.

Notes & Transcripts | Handout | Sermon Questions

You have to leave the shore

.
Luke 5:1–4 NASB95
Now it happened that while the crowd was pressing around Him and listening to the word of God, He was standing by the lake of Gennesaret; and He saw two boats lying at the edge of the lake; but the fishermen had gotten out of them and were washing their nets. And He got into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, and asked him to put out a little way from the land. And He sat down and began teaching the people from the boat. When He had finished speaking, He said to Simon, “Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.”
New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (La Habra, CA: The Lockman Foundation, 1995), .
Why were the apostles at the shore?

Why were the apostles at the shore?

They had been fishing all night.
They had been fishing all night.
They had been unsuccessful in their own efforts.
It was the normal course of action in their life.

Why do people stay by the shore today?

It is familiar.
It is safe.
It is common.

You have to forget the past

Simon answered and said, “Master, we worked hard all night and caught nothing,

5 Simon answered and said, “Master, we worked hard all night and caught nothing, but I will do as You say and let down the nets.”

Why is it so hard to forget the past?

It lingers with us.
We have lived it.

Why is it so important to forget the past?

Why is it so hard to forget the past?
It is over.
Why is it important to forget the past?
It cannot be repeated.

You have to follow instructions

You have to prepare for results

Luke 5:5 NASB95
Simon answered and said, “Master, we worked hard all night and caught nothing, but I will do as You say and let down the nets.”
New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (La Habra, CA: The Lockman Foundation, 1995), .

Why is it so hard to do what God asks?

It requires surrender.
It often is counter-intuitive.

You have to recognize His hand

Why is it so important to follow His directions?

His game, His rules.

You have to recognize His hand

He knows the end of the story.

You have to prepare for results

New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (La Habra, CA: The Lockman Foundation, 1995), .You have to recognize His hand
New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (La Habra, CA: The Lockman Foundation, 1995), .
Luke 5:6–7 NASB95
When they had done this, they enclosed a great quantity of fish, and their nets began to break; so they signaled to their partners in the other boat for them to come and help them. And they came and filled both of the boats, so that they began to sink.

What steps must we take to see God’s will done?

Operate by faith.
Live in Community.

How can we work with others to be ready for His blessings?

How can we work with others to be ready for His blessings?
Forgo the credit.
Do your part.

You have to recognize His hand

When they had done this, they enclosed a great quantity of fish, and their nets began to break; 7 so they signaled to their partners in the other boat for them to come and help them. And they came and filled both of the boats, so that they began to sink.

What makes it hard to recognize God at work in our lives?

What makes it hard to recognize God at work in our lives?

So many distractions.
Pride in our selves.

What steps should we take to acknowledge God’s authority in our lives?

Recognize the difference between us and Him.
Set our feet upon His path.
Don’t look back.
RELATED MEDIA
See the rest →
RELATED SERMONS
See the rest →