Catching Men with the Gospel (Luke 5:1-11)

The miracles of Jesus, often the topic of much discussion and admiration, served a greater purpose than merely being examples to be sought after and replicated today; they were signs that pointed to greater spiritual realities and especially his identity and mission as the Son of God sent into the world to be the great Redeemer. This is made particularly evident in the calling of the first disciples as recorded by Luke. As a result of the miraculous catch of fish, Peter is confronted with the holiness of God and is mercifully called to follow and serve his Lord. In this sermon, Pastor Matt shows how this specific miracle is an encouragement to all followers of Christ, those who have been caught by the grace of God, to in turn cast the saving net of the gospel in order to catch men for Christ.