Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.”
Read verse 1. Where is Jesus and what is he doing? What do the people do? What does this show about them and about Jesus?
Read verses 2-4. What does Jesus do when he sees the fishermen washing their nets? (2-3) Why do you think Jesus chooses Peter’s boat? What does Jesus say to Simon when he has finished speaking? (4)
Read verses 5-7. How does Simon answer Jesus? What does this tell us about him? (5) What happens when Simon obeys? (6-7)
Read verses 8-10a. What does Simon do after he witnesses this great catch? (8) What does he mean by saying, "Go away from me Lord; I am a sinful man?” Who are Simon’s partners and what is their reaction to what they saw? (9-10a)
Read verses 10b-11. What does Jesus say to Simon? What does "from now on you will fish for people" mean? What do Simon and his partners do? (11) What can we learn from them?