New Defender's Study Bible Notes
5:3 Simon’s. This was not the first time He had met Simon Peter (see John 1:40-42). He had first called Peter and Andrew to follow Him when John the Baptist had so directed them. Although they were intermittently with Him as He traveled around Galilee, they still continued plying their fishermen’s trade intermittently as well (see Matthew 4:18-20). On this occasion, however, they “forsook all” to go with Him (Luke 5:11). Luke’s record, of course, is not strictly chronological, but topical.
5:3 out of the ship. He used a fishing vessel as a pulpit, with the docks as a meeting hall on more than one occasion. Note Matthew 13:2, indicating that His first parables of the kingdom were delivered in this fashion.