Date: Sunday, July 21, 2019
The book called Luke in the Bible, was written by a Gentile believer named Luke, who was a close associate of the Apostle Paul. He set out to carefully investigate the truth concerning Jesus Christ, using the eyewitness accounts of those who were with and knew Jesus and His ministry. His intent in writing this Gospel was so that his readers would know the truth regarding Jesus and what they have been taught concerning Him. It is our hope in studying this Gospel, that we too would better understand the truth concerning Jesus, so that we may better know Him and make Him known to others.
Today, we look at the calling of the first disciples of Jesus, found in Luke 5:1-11. What Simon Peter experienced was similar to what Isaiah the prophet experienced as recorded for us in Isaiah 6. Like Isaiah, Peter's experience did not end with his confession of being a sinner, but with the call to be sent by God as His servant and messenger.