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Leaving Everything to Follow Him – Luke 5:11

So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him. (Luke 5:11) Pastor John’s Notes: In order for the disciples to follow Jesus, they had to leave everything behind. The same is true for us, but in a different way. While Jesus was on the earth, the Holy Spirit had not yet come upon the believers. In order to follow Jesus, a person had to be in his physical presence. To learn from him; the disciples had…

Jesus Calls Peter to Follow – Luke 5:10

Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” (Luke 5:10) Pastor John’s Notes: After the miraculous catch of fish, Peter fell at the feet of Jesus and confessed that he was a sinful man. In response, Jesus called Peter to follow him and did not even reference his sin. He simply described the new work that he would be doing. Repentance is an acknowledgment of our sin without any attempt to explain…

Peter Sees Himself Truthfully – Luke 5:8

When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” (Luke 5:8) Pastor John’s Notes: After the miraculous catch of fish, Peter immediately recognized who was with him in the boat. Jesus is the Messiah, for only the Son of God could command the fish. His very next thought was of himself. In the light of the presence of Christ, he saw all of his sinfulness. It was…

The Miracle Gets Peter’s Attention – Luke 5:4-7

When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.” When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they…

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3050 Marietta Ave. Lancaster, PA 17601

  • Sunday 8:30 a.m. Traditional
    Sunday 10 a.m. Contemporary
    Family Worship Sundays(kids grade 1-12 attend worship) Nov. 25, Dec. 30, Jan. 6, Feb. 3

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