Lesson 217 (Luke Chapter 5)
Depart from Me; for I Am a Sinful Man O Lord"

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Jesus provides a miraculous catch of fish

1 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, 2 and saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. 3 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.4 Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.5 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. 6 And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake. 7 And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.8 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 was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: 10 and so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon.And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men. 11 And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.Jesus heals a man with leprosy12 And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on his face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.13 And he put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will: be thou clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from him. 14 And he charged him to tell no man: but go, and shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, according as Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them. 15 But so much the more went there a fame abroad of him: and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities. 16 And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.Jesus heals a paralyzed man17 And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them. 18 And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him. 19 And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his couch into the midst before Jesus. 20 And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?22 But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts? 23 Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk? 24 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house.25 And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God. 26 And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things today.Jesus eats with sinners at Matthew’s house27 And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me. 28 And he left all, rose up, and followed him.29 And Levi made him a great feast in his own house: and there was a great company of publicans and of others that sat down with them. 30 But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners?31 And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. 32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.Religious leaders ask Jesus about fasting33 And they said unto him, Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink?34 And he said unto them, Can ye make the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? 35 But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.36 And he spake also a parable unto them; No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new agreeth not with the old. 37 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish. 38 But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved. 39 No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better.

Lesson No. 217            “Depart from Me; for I Am a Sinful Man O Lord”

Luke Chapter 5                                                   08/31/2014

1)     Jesus taught from a fisherman's boat from near shore.  What did he tell the fisherman to do after teaching, and what happened?  (Hint-  1-7)

2)     What did Peter say to Jesus and what was Jesus' response to Peter, James and John?  (Hint- verse 8-9)  What did they do?  (Hint- verse 11)

3)     The story of cleansing the man with leprosy is found in verses 12-14.  The way he asked for healing- how did he address Jesus, and was the cleansing just physical or also spiritual?  What did Jesus tell him to do and why?  (Hint- verse 14)

4)      The story of the paralytic  lowered by his friends through the roof to Jesus is found in verses 17- 26.  Did the paralytic and his friends have faith in Jesus?  The paralytic didn't ask for healing, but what did Jesus know that he wanted?  (Hint- verse 20)  What did the Pharisees think about this forgiveness of sin?  (Hint- verses 21-22)

5)     Jesus knew their thoughts, so what did He say to them and what did Jesus do?  (Hint- verses 23-26)  They were all amazed (verse 26) and they glorified God, but did they believe that Jesus was God?

6)     The next story is about Jesus calling the crooked tax collector Matthew to be one of His disciples (verses 27-32), which ended up at Matthews house for a big feast.  Why was Matthew a surprising choice to be called as a disciple of Jesus?  (Hint- 27; no one likes the IRS!)  What did the Pharisees and scribes think about the dinner party, and Jesus' association with sinners?  What was Jesus' response?  (Hint- verse 31-32)  These verses clearly show the connection between the physical (body healing) and the spirit (forgiveness of sins through repentance)

7)     After that conversation, the Pharisees complained that Jesus' disciples did not pray and fast like the disciples of John and the Pharisees.  What was Jesus' response?  (Hint- verses 34-35)  Did they understand?

8)     Jesus then told them two parables- patching old garments with new cloth patches, and storing new wine in stiff old wine bags.   The new wine and new cloth are the new covenant, it is the fulfillment of the old covenant!