Life group questions for 12-16-12

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Luke 5:1-11

 

What does it say?

 

  1. How would you summarize the big idea of 4:31-44?
  2. How does Luke describe the setting?  Where are they?  Who is there? What is going on?
  3. Why did Jesus get into Simon’s boat?
  4. Jesus tells Simon to put his nets into the water.  What do we learn from Peter’s comment back to Jesus (5:5)?  Why do you think Luke includes this comment?
  5. What do you think Luke wants us to understand about what Peter was feeling after the catch of fish (5:8)?
  6. Why does Jesus tell Simon that from now on he will be “catching men”?
  7. What motivated Peter and the guys to leave “everything” and follow Jesus?
  8. When they left “everything”, what did they leave?  What did they do?
  9. When they “followed” Jesus, what did they do?
  10.  What is the big idea Luke wants to convey in this passage?

 

How does it apply?

 

  1. When did you first really “hear” the gospel?  What happened?  How did you feel?
  2. After you ever felt like running away from Jesus?  Have you ever actually run from him?  Explain.
  3. How did God help you recognize your sinfulness?
  4. How has Jesus drawn you to himself?
  5. Do you enjoy sharing Jesus with others who don’t yet love him?  Why or why not?
  6. What motivated you to leave “everything to “follow” Jesus

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