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Almost Obedient. The lesson on March 2, 2008 was given by Leland Maples of the LOOPS Ministry. Leland visited Northside Bible Church and provided the lesson from Luke 5:1-10 (KJV) . This passage in scripture details Jesus Christ borrowing Peter’s fishing boat so He could minister to the crowd that had come to hear him speak. As it says in Luke 5:1-3 “And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.” Now this passage tells of Jesus recruiting Simon Peter to be fishers of men. But before he came to that invitation, Simon demonstrated his lack of commitment to Jesus when He had asked him to do something. The lesson continues in verses 4-6 “Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.” The Lord had asked Simon to cast his nets (plural), but Simon was placating Jesus and told Him they had fished all night and caught nothing, but, he would cast one net to “obey” what Jesus wanted. Simon had been partially committed to what God wanted him to do and it created problems for him and his fishing buddies. For Simon had caught too many fish for just one net and it started to break. We need to be sure and be fully committed and obedient to what God has asked us to do



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