Sunday School Lesson 515 Jesus' Disciples Have a Miraculous Catch of Fish

Lesson: 515 Lesson Name: A Wonderful Catch  of  Fish
Theme: God's Power and Greatness / Christ the Lord

Reading: Mark 1:16-20 Matt. 4:18-22 Luke 5:1-11

Memory Verse: Luke 5:8
Memory Verse Text: I am a sinful man, O Lord.

Attention Getter:

Point 1: Wonderful to see the desire of the people to hear the Word of God. He then works to instruct and reveal Himself to His disciples. He uses Simon's ship to preach a message from and uses Simon's nets to impress him. He still uses what we have and desires to reveal Himself.
Point 2: He gives the call. Launch out. Though reluctantly and confessing their lack, they do as they are told. They inclose a great mulititude of fish under His direction and Peter recognizes that he stands in the presence of One who is far greater than himself.
Point 3: The harvest is so great - they are not sufficient for it - James and John are called in too. They are all filled with astonishment at what the Lord could do.
Point 4: They are faced with a choice in view of such a revelation. They forsake all for Him. He has called them to higher service.

Notes: He called men who were busy already to serve Him. They had a legitimate occupation and had obviously known success as partners in fishing. It is likely that this had been their life (inherited from their fathers) but He has higher claims.

See also: Fishers of Men.

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