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9/21 Luke 3-5

Luke 3 starts off with John preaching in the wilderness and the baptism of Jesus.  Luke then lists the genealogy of Jesus.  It seems to be a bit different than the genealogy in Matthew.  Anyone notice the difference?

In looking at Luke 5, it has an interesting discourse between Jesus and Peter.

4When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”

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

6When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. 7So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.

8When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” 9For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken, 10and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners.

Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will catch men.” 11So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.

It was interesting that Peter’s response was to ask Jesus to go away, because he was a sinful man.  It always seemed that others would be amazed when Jesus performed a miracle, but I don’t recall others reacting that way.  I wonder if Peter realized how great Jesus was or was Peter really that bad, and if so why would Jesus pick him?  He would become one of the closest to Jesus over the next three years.

Note to self:  If Jesus doesn’t care about our past when he calls us, why should we continue to live in our past and let it get in our way?

September 21, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,

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