Luke 5:1-11 – “Jesus is Calling for Disciples”

My sermon notes for Sunday morning, March 5th.  Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon. They are provided as an outline each week for our Tabernacle Church family. The church provides a live stream of the service each Sunday at 10:30 on Facebook. We also provide the services through YouTube by Sunday afternoon.  You can find Sermon Notes, Family Devotional Guides, Prayer List, and other resources at our Church Website.

Luke 5:1–11


  • Matthew 4:19-22, Mark 1:16-20
  • Focuses on Christ’s lordship and Peter’s obedience
  • Jesus is Lord. He is calling for disciples

The Words of Jesus – vv.1-3

  • Notice… the Word of God – v. 1
  • Literally… Words from God
  • Taught the people – v. 3
    • Teach instruct.  From a tutor (direct, advise)

The Reception of the Disciples – vv.4-11

Hear – v.4

  • Let down your nets for a catch. HIS WORD

Believe – v. 5a

  • Master. Authority.

Trust – v. 5b

  • By your word I will put down the nets


  • They were experienced fisherman
  • They caught nothing last night.  Worst time of day to fish
  • Submission

Experience (the blessing) – vv.6-7

  • A picture of salvation
  • A picture of the WORK in the Kingdom
  • We can do much more when we H.B.T.D.
  • Not by their power, but by God’s.

Worship – v.8

  • Depart from me a sinner…Lord
  • Sovereign Lordship (over all of creation)
  • Notice how he recognizes his sinfulness.

Go (continue to go) – vv.10-11

  • Acknowledgement leads to obedience
  • Catch men
  • Left everything…followed

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