Sunday Morning Sermon Notes

THE PARTNERSHIP OF THE GOSPEL

Luke 5:1-10 ¶ 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, 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, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. 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. 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, 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: 10 And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.

Turns water into wine.
Cana.
Joh 2:1-11.
Cures the nobleman’s son of Capernaum. Joh 4:46-54.
Causes a miraculous draught of fishes. Sea of Galilee. Lu 5:1-11.

  THE COMMON CALL
          IT WAS NOT UNIVERSAL
Luke 5:7 And they beckoned unto their partners, 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.

Luke 5:10 And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.   THE UNCOMMON METHODS
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, 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.
            THE MASTER            “he stood by the lake of Gennesaret”
            THE MASSES            “as the people pressed upon him to hear the word                                      of God”
            THE VESSELS  “saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen                                         were gone”
            THE MEN      “the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing                                        their nets.”
5 And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing
            THE MESSAGE         “And he sat down, and taught the people out of the                                                  ship”          
“It is not work that tries men and women, half as much as it is the disappointment which unsuccess brings.”    Biblical Illustrator   THE UNDIVIDED LOYALTY
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Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. 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. 6 And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.


            IT IS PERSONAL                   “Now when he had left speaking, he said                                                                     unto Simon
            IT IS CONDITIONAL            “ Launch out into the deep, and let down                                                                 your nets for a  draught.”
            IT IS CONFRONTATIONAL “Master, we have toiled all the night, and have                                                           taken nothing:” 
            IT IS OPTIONAL                   “nevertheless, at thy word I will let down                                                                 the  net.”
            IT IS CONFESSIONAL         “And when they had this done, they inclosed                                                        a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.”            
THE UNPRECENTED PARTNERSHIP
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And they beckoned unto their partners, 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.
Adam Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible   They beckoned unto their partners – Had not these been called in to assist, the net must have been broken, and all the fish lost. What a pity there should be such envious separation among the different sects that profess to believe in Christ Jesus! Did they help each other in the spirit of Christian fellowship, more souls would be brought to the knowledge of the truth. Some will rather leave souls to perish than admit of partners in the sacred work. It is an intolerable pride to think nothing well done but what we do ourselves; and a diabolic envy to be afraid lest others should be more successful than we are.           Our Spiritual Gifts—– 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.             Given as God Chooses—- 1 Corinthians 12:11 But all these worketh                     that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as                   he   will.           Our Personal Resources—– Acts 4:34-35 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for       as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that             were sold, And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man             according as he had need.             2 Corinthians 8:5 And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.           Our Common Energies—– Acts 4:34-35 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were    sold, And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as         he had need.
                        THEY SOLD——-THEY BROUGHT——–THEY LAID             IS YOUR LIFE AN ACTION OF THE LOVE YOU HAVE FOR HIM AND                          OTHERS?
            IS YOUR LIFE A REACTION OF THE CARE YOU HAVE FOR OTHERS?
          Our Unique Experiences—-   THE UNDENIABLE ADMIRATION   (astonishment, wonder, respect)
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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: 10 And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.