The Call

Beyond The Shallows

The Call

May 16, 2021

Ed Traverse

Called out of the shallows

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The first step out of the shallows is the hardest to take

Luke 5:1-5
On one occasion, while the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret,  2  and
he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets.  3  Getting into one of the boats, which was
Simon's, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat.  4  And when he had finished speaking,
he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”  5  And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But
at your word I will let down the nets.”

Jesus wants something more for us

Luke 5:6-9
And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets were breaking.  7  They signaled to their partners in
the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink.  8  But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell
down at Jesus' knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.”  9  For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of
fish that they had taken,

Jesus is calling us out of the shallows

Luke 5:10-11
10  and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid;
from now on you will be catching men.” [a]   11  And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him.