When you find yourself in deep with Jesus {Let down the nets} part 2

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This is Part two 

Part One

Then Jesus sat down and taught the people from the ship.

You know, the ship Jesus saw at water’s edge.

You know, the ship left there by the fisherman who were busy washing their nets.

You know, the ship Jesus got into, the one belonging to Simon.

 

When Jesus has a sit down in Simon’s ship …

Simon’s relationship became a platform from which Jesus used to teach the crowd.

When Jesus has a sit down in Simon’s ship …

Simon’s workmanship became a podium from which Jesus used to teach the crowd.

When Jesus has a sit down in Simon’s ship ..

Simon’s citizenship became a pulpit from which Jesus used to teach the crowd.

 

I wonder how Simon Peter felt as Jesus taught the crowd from his ship?

I wonder if Simon felt left out as Jesus taught everyone else from his ship?

 

As Jesus finished speaking, I wonder if Simon was prepared for some … personal, private side-bar with Jesus?

 

As Jesus finished speaking, I wonder if Simon was prepared to put out into deep water?

As Jesus finished speaking, I wonder if Simon was prepared to let down the nets?

 

I wonder if Simon was prepared for what was to come next?

When Jesus has a sit down in Simon’s ship … his headship is revealed by the condition of Simon’s heart. For when Jesus gave Simon some super simple crazy instructions …

Simon answered Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.”

But because you say so, I will let down the nets.”

What would you say to Jesus if you’ve worked hard all the night and have caught no thing and yet he commanded you to go back out with your clean nets?

When you find yourself in deep water with Jesus … remember your blessing is not the catch.

When you find yourself in deep water with Jesus … remember your blessing is not the draw.

When you find yourself in deep water with Jesus … remember your blessing is not the fish.

 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”

Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.” Luke 5: 4-5 (NIV)

Please come back tomorrow for part three of this series.

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