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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Luke 5

Fishing for men

Summary:
Jesus had a crowd, so that he had to get a boat and go on the water to see them all. The boat was Simon's. Afterwards, he told Simon to put down his net despite that it had been an unsuccessful day. He caught many many fish, and Jesus talk him, and two brothers nearby, James and John, that they would fish people from now on.

Jesus healed a leper, and told him to keep the law and keep quiet, but he didn't keep quiet.

Jesus was in a crowded house, so some people dropped a paralytic through the roof so that he'd be healed. Jesus forgave his sin, which causes a kerfuffle, and he was healed.

Jesus called a sinful tax collecter, which also causes a kerfuffle, but it's the sick who need a doctor, right?

Jesus' disciples didn't fast, because they were celebrating him which he was there.

Key verse:
10. Then Jesus said to Simon, "Don't be afraid; from now on you will catch men."

My thoughts:
This story of the calling of the first disciples seems more intimate than the ones we have read thus far. Jesus is in Simon's boat, and has this fish-catching ordeal with them. James and John make up Simon's small fishing community. It seems like Jesus comes and takes a small community, than calling random individuals.

Anyway, this is pretty similar to Mark 2 otherwise.

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