TEXT:  Luke 5:1-11

I. A True Witness involves others in their witnessing (vv. 1-7)

  1. Jesus proclaimed truth to those who would listen (v. 1)
  2. Jesus sought the help of those who were willing (vv. 2-3)
  3. Jesus tried to help people, but let them learn the hard way (vv. 4-7)
  1. Jesus’ instructions to Peter were very specific (v. 4)
  2. Peter’s obedience to Jesus was very limited (v. 5)
  3. Peter’s limited obedience was very costly to him (v. 6)
  4. Jesus’ blessings to Peter were very abundant (v. 7)

II. A True Witness helps people identify their sinfulness (vv. 8-10)

  1. Peter humbled himself before Jesus because of his sinfulness (v. 8)
  2. Peter confessed his sinfulness unto the Almighty Lord (v. 9)
  3. Peter and his partners were all impacted by what Jesus did (v. 10)

III. A True Witness invites others to join them in witnessing (vv. 10b-11)

  1. Jesus shows grace and compassion to repentant sinners (v. 10b)
  2. Jesus calls repentant sinners to be witnesses to other sinners (v. 10c)
  3. Jesus will bless any repentant sinner who will follow Him (v. 11)