Luke 5 Jesus' Early Miracles
Summary

Luke 5 relates several of Jesus early miracles. Jesus met some fishermen who would become disciples. He impressed them by telling them where to let down their nets to catch many fish. Next Jesus healed a man who was full of leprosy. Then he amazed the people by both healing a paralyzed man and forgiving the man’s sins. The scribes and Pharisees accused Jesus of blasphemy for claiming to forgive sins. Jesus then met a tax collector named Levi. He called this man also to follow Him. Finally, Jesus was asked why His disciples did not fast often like the disciples of John and the Pharisees. He explained that his coming, like a bridegroom, is a happy time and that they would fast later when he was taken away.

People
  • Jesus
  • meeting disciples and doing miracles

  • Simon(Peter), James and John
  • Future disciples

  • A leper
  • Healed by Jesus

  • A paralyzed man
  • Healed and forgiven by Jesus

  • Scribes and Pharisees
  • Critical of Jesus

  • Levi(Matthew)
  • A tax collector and disciple

Places
  • Lake of Gennesaret
  • Sea of Galilee

  • A certain city in Galilee
  • Unidentified(12)

  • Levi's house (29)
Perspectives

Jesus is powerful and is able to control the natural world and do miracles. This proves His right to also forgive sins because He exercises Divine power.

Jesus came to save all men, even publicans and sinners, and so He ate and drank with them

The old and the new cannot be mixed. The Jews represented the old. Jeuss represented the new. The message of Jesus was not a new patch on Pharisee traditions; the old could not hold the new.