Let’s Go Fishing

Mark 1:14-15 “ After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God.“The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!””
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Mark 1:16-20 “As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,”Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him.
When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets. Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.”

Luke 5: 2-11 Gives us a little more detail into this story.

This concept of fishing for people was not a new concept to the disciples.. It is actually in the old testament 4 times (Jeremiah 16:16; Ezekiel 29:4–5; 38:4; Amos 4:2; Habakkuk 1:14–17)

Four Principles of fishing that can be applied to Evangelism

Fishing is a skill that is taught, learned, and Practiced

What can you be doing to get better at witnessing to people?

Fishing Requires Patience: When you are waiting be praying.

Fishing is strategic and requires a plan: Different places and people require different ministry strategies.

Fishing changes the fishes life forever.
Mark 8:34 “ Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”
This morning God is calling you and me to fish for men and women. If not us who? If not now when? When fishing for souls this week remember that fishing is a skill you can learn to get better at, it requires patience, it is strategic and requires a plan, and the ultimate goal changes the fish’s life forever.