7th SEPTEMBER 2023

Bible Helps: Children's Sermon on Luke 5:1-11 – The Miraculous Catch of Fish



Col 1: 9-14;                Ps 98: 2-6;                  Lk 5: 1-11




The line “Put out into deep water” is a command that Jesus gives to his disciples when He revealed Himself at the Sea of Tiberias. At first glance, it may seem like a simple instruction to go out further into the sea to catch more fish. However, there is a deeper meaning to this phrase that has relevance beyond the immediate context of the story. Jesus is urging his disciples to take risks and venture out into unfamiliar territory. The disciples had been fishing throughout the night but had not caught anything. They were probably feeling disappointed with their lack of success and were not eager to continue fishing. However, Jesus instructs Simon to cast the net again and despite their doubts, they follow his directions. The outcome is that they end up catching more fish than they expected.

This passage goes beyond the physical act of catching fish and instead emphasizes the spiritual mission of spreading the Word of God and evangelizing souls. The symbolic meaning of venturing into the deep water highlights the necessity of complete dedication and commitment in fulfilling this mission. To effectively evangelize and spread God’s message, we must be fully committed and ready to take risks. By actively listening to God’s word and committing ourselves to His will, we can expect to see an abundance of souls brought to Him. This “catch” of souls may come unexpectedly and at a time we do not expect, but it will be unquestionably the work of God.

Consider what might have happened if Simon had simply laughed off Jesus’ instruction. Similarly, if we neglect to listen to God’s voice in our lives and ignore His radical commands, we will miss out on the ways He desires to use us. Let us take some time to reflect on our willingness to follow the voice of the Saviour. Are we open to saying “Yes” to Him in all things? Remember that if we do so, we will be amazed at how God works in our lives.


Response: The Lord has made known his salvation.

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