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Luke 5:1-11

2007-01-31 — Fear no fish…unless your name is Jonah. Then be afraid. Be very afraid.

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BIBLE PASSAGE — Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little way from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat. When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.” Simon answered, “Master, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing. Yet if you say so, I will let down the nets.” When they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets were beginning to break. So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!” For he and all who were with him were amazed at the catch of fish that they had taken; and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.” When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed him. — Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany, Series C

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  1. ron stewart — 3853 days ago #

    I like it. I like to print it out and hang it on my wall for inspiration this week. BUT.

    But the art didn’t show on my email, just the scripture. I see it but can’t print it. My computer email problem? Or copyright concerns? —-Ron
  2. Jim — 3853 days ago #

    Ron, you should be able to copy and paste from this website. As for the email, the file was attached as in the past. Perhaps you’re ISP or email program is stripping attachments from Yahoo.

  3. Kathy — 3818 days ago #

    I like the earlier Luke 13:1-9 better.

  4. Q Bee — 3783 days ago #

    Since Thomas went to India and was outside of the Roman Empire, his witness was marginalized so that he was labeled “Doubting Thomas”. There seems to have been debate as to which gospel should be included in the canon – The Gospel of John or the Gospel of Thomas. Obviously, the Gospel of John made the cut.

    The passage concerning Thomas appears to be redaction to establish this dismissal of Thomas, who, due to his absense, did not receive the commission, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”

    It is interesting that Peter is the one who denied Jesus three times, yet he is not known throughout the rest of time as “Peter, the Traitor”.

    Is it politics in play?

    Just some ramblings as the passage is considered, since it comes up in the Easter readings every year…

    Q Bee

  5. Sandra Hammett — 3706 days ago #

    Please unscribe me. I’ve enjoyed it, but am retiring have need to cut back on some of my email things. thank you

  6. Andrew — 3706 days ago #

    Hi,

    I have enjoyed the script over the last few years, but for some reason the last few months the script does not show itself in the email. There’s just a generic box indicating a picture is there.

    So please remove me from the mailing list. Thanks for your creativity.

  7. Jim — 3705 days ago #

    Folks, you can get off the mailing list by sending a blank message to AgnusDay unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

  8. Kathy Wicks — 3692 days ago #

    ouch

  9. Karen Lemke — 3411 days ago #

    I like the cartoon for 4/20/08, but the reference should be Acts, Chapter 7, not Chapter 2.

  10. daniel bogogolela — 3095 days ago #

    Then the devil tried to tempt Jesus after 40 days of self-incarceration: Only if you could worship me, food is yours. Jesus replied: I aint Esau who for a single meal sold his birth rights. Get outta here!

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