(From: LUKE #10 - 5:1-16)
V. 5:1-6:11 JESUS' MINISTRY BOTH ATTRACTS AND REPELS: LIKE A MAGNET
A. 5:1:11 THE CALL OF FIRST FOUR DISCIPLES
a. 5:1-2 JESUS OBSERVES BOATS OF FISHERMEN
E-GEne-to de, en to ton OCHlon e-piKEISthai auTO kai aKOUein ton LOgon tou TheOU,
Now it came to pass, While the crowd pressed upon him and heard the word of :God,
kai auTOS en heSTOS paRA ten LIMnen Gen-ne-saRET;
that HE also was standing by the lake of Gennesaret;
kai EIden PLOIa DUo heSTOta paRA ten LIMnen: hoi de ha-leEIS 
2and he saw two boats standing by the lake: but the fishermen
ap' auTON a-poBANtes, Eplu-non ta DIKtu-a .
had gone out of them, andwere washing theirnets.
b. 5:3a HE SEEKS HELP FROM PETER
emBAS de eis hen ton PLOIon, ho en SImo-nos,
And he entered into one of the boats, which was Simon's,
eROte-sen auTON aPO tes ges e-pa-na-gaGEIN oLIgon.
andasked him to put out a little from the land.
c. 5:3b And he sat down and taught the crowds out of the boat.
kaTHIsas de ek tou PLOIou eDIda-sken  tous OCHlous.
d. 5:4 JESUS CHALLENGES SIMON AS A FISHERMAN
hos de ePAUsa-to laLON, EIpen pros ton SImo-na,
And when he had ceased speaking, he said unto :Simon,
E-paNAga-ge eis to BAthos , kai chaLAsa-te  ta DIKtu-a huMON eis Agran .
Put out into the deep, and let down your :nets for a catch.
e. 5:5 SIMON RELUCTANTLY OBEYS
kai a-po-kriTHEIS SImon EIpen, E-piSTAta , di' HOles nukTOS ko-piAsan-tes ,
And Simon answered andsaid, Master, we toiled all night,
ouDEN eLAbo-men: ePI de to'REmaTI sou chaLAsota DIKtu-a.
andtook nothing: but at your :word I will let down the nets.
f. 5:6-7a AN UNPRECEDENTED CATCH OF FISH
kai TOUto poiEsan-tes, suNEklei-san PLEthos ichTHUon poLU;
And having done this, they enclosed a great multitude of fishes;
di-eRESse-to de ta DIKtu-a auTON; kai kaTEneu-san 
and their :nets were breaking; 7aand they beckoned
tois meTOchois  en to heTEroPLOIo, tou elTHONtas sul-laBESthai auTOIS.
to their partners in the other boat, to come andhelp them.
g. 5:7b And they came, and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink.
kai ELthan, kai Eplesan amPHOte-ra ta PLOIa, HOste buTHIzes-thai auTA.
h. 5:8 THE EFFECT ON PETER
iDON de SImon PEtros, proSEpe-sen  tois GOna-sin IeSOU,
But Simon Peter, seeing it, fell down at the knees of Jesus, saying,
LEgon, Exel-the  ap' eMOU; HOti aNER ha-mar-toLOS ei-mi, KUri-e.
Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, Lord.
i. 5:9-10a AMAZEMENT: REACTION OF THE FISHERMEN INVOLVED
THAMbos  gar pe-riESchen  auTON, kai PANtas tous sun auTO,
For he was amazed, and all that were with him,
ePI te Agra ton ichTHUon hon suNEla-bon;
at the catch of the fishes which they had taken;
hoMOIos de kai IAko-bon kai IoAnen, huiOUS Ze-beDAIou, hoi Esan koi-noNOI  to SImo-ni.
10aand so werealso James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were associates with :Simon.
j. 5:10b And Jesus said unto :Simon, Fear not; from :now on you shall catch men.
kai EIpen pros ton SImo-na IeSOUS, Me phoBOU; aPO tou nun anTHROpous Ese zoGRON .
k. 5:11 And when they had brought the boats to :land, they left all, andfollowed him.
kai ka-ta-gaGONtes ta PLOIa ePI ten gen, aPHENtes PANta, e-koLOUthe-san auTO.
B. 5:12-16 HEALING MINISTRY GREATLY SPREADS
a. 5:12 A LEPER CHALLENGES WILLINGNESS OF JESUS
Kai eGEne-to, en to EInai auTON en miA ton POle-on, [kai] iDOU: aNER PLEres LEpras :
And it came to pass, while he was in one of the cities, [and] lo: a man full of leprosy:
iDON de ton IeSOUN, peSON ePI PROso-pon, e-deEtheauTOU, LEgon,
and seeing :Jesus, he fell on his face, andbesought him, saying,
KUri-e, eAN THEles , DUnaSAI me ka-thaRIsai ]3515].
Lord, if you will, you can cleanse me.
b. 5:13:a And he stretched forth his:hand, andtouched him, saying, I will; be cleansed.
kai ekTEInas tes CHEIra, HEpsa-to auTOU, LEgon, THElo; ka-thaRISthe-ti.
c. 5:13b And straightway the leprosy departed from him.
kai euTHEos heLEpra aPELthen ap' auTOU.
d. 5:14 JESUS CHARGES SILENCE RE THE HEALING
kai auTOS paREGgei-len  auTO me-deNI eiPEIN: alLA a-pelTHON,
And HE charged him to tell no one: but go,
DEIxon se-auTON to hi-eREI, kai proSEneg-ke  peRI tou ka-tha-risMOU sou,
andshow yourself to the priest, and offer for your :cleansing,
kaTHOS proSEta-xen  Mo-uSES, eis marTUri-on auTOIS.
according as Moses commanded, for a witness to them.
e. 5:15 NON-COMPLIANCE MULTIPLIES SEEKING CROWDS
diERche-to  de MALlon ho LOgos peRI auTOU:
But allthe more went abroad the word concerning him:
kai suNERchon-to OCHloi polLOI aKOUein, kai the-raPEUes-thai  aPO ton as-the-neiON  auTON.
and great crowds came together to hear, and to be cured of their :infirmities.
f. 5:16 But HE was withdrawing in the deserts, and praying.
auTOS de en hu-po-choRON en tais eREmois, kai pro-seuCHOme-nos .
NOTE: 2010-11-09 - On Saturday October 30, our Pilot Prayer Team of 8 men had an extraordinary break-through into the heavenlies. The bulwarks of Satan were torn - and angels of God came pouring through. Many testimonies from different parts of the world have come. One was from upper Vancouver Island in BC, Canada. Another was in Pierce Country. This morning I awoke from an unusual dream. I had been part of a large Stadium meeting in Seattle, representing the Sea/Tac Metroplex of 3 ½ million people. Some 60,000 or more were present. At the close of this service for the Church of Seattle and environs, 5 pastors from different local churches in the area shared words and a chorus or hymn verse each, illustrating what they sensed God had done in the meeting. As I closed the meeting, I suggested that those present who sensed they were not yet in God's Kingdom - should seek out a friend or neighbor and ask help in applying Acts 2:38, called by some the “Peter Package”. To enter God's Kingdom, there must bea clear-cut repentance - a change of mind and action concerning past sin. Secondly, to demonstrate that decision of repentance and faith in the “Finished Word” of Christ on Calvary through His Atoning Blood sacrifice - we need to be baptized in His Name, the One indwelt on earth by the fullness of the Godhead - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This brings an “identification” with our Lord and Savior in His death, burial and Resurrection! Lastly, we need to believe for an immediate reception of the Gift (do-reA) of the Holy Spirit. Jesus in the Gospel of John set Him forth as the Paraclete - one called alongside to help, just like Jesus Himself. Jesus said it was better for Him to go away - for the Holy Spirit in us and we in the Holy Spirit - is better than Jesus withus! Water baptism is a picture of this coming immersion into the Holy Spirit.
I said, “Before you seek this help from a friend or neighbor, let us close this service by singing the Doxology -
Praise God from Whom allblessings flow -
Praise Him allcreature here below -
Praise Him aboveyou heavenly host -
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!
Before you sing the Amen, I asked them to sing it once again with full meaningfulness from the heart, and then fullysubscribe to it with a hearty “Amen!”
It has been prophesied a few decades back, that before the return of Jesus, Stadiums such as this throughout the land, would be fullof worshipers representing entire cities, led by leaders little-known in an unusual way in their respective cities. Certainly I would fit such a description.
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People in the past have wondered how the 4 fishing disciples left their boats and nets so swiftly to follow Jesus. But Luke here gives the answer (5:4-11). The miraculous catch of fish Jesus led them to make - caused such a decision on the part of these four!
5:12-16 - Here we see two ways that people exercised faith in seeking help from Jesus. Some, like this leprous man, had no doubt concerning Jesus' abilityto help. It was more along the line, “Would He be willingto help me?” Jesus settled this question. He said, “I will; be cleansed;” and immediately the man fullof leprosy was cleansed!
In other instances, needy people accepted His willingness, but had doubts concerning His ability. One said, “If you can, please heal me.” Jesus responded, “As to the “If I can” - all thingsare possible to him that believes.” One other said, “I believe - helpmy unbelief!” Jesus did, and proved both His ability, andHis willingness. J.A.W.