Never forget the church’s mission and your mission as a disiciple – to be fishers of men.
Jesus calls us to leave everything and follow him. In doing so, we learn to become fishers of people. We catch the passion of Jesus to invite people in to experience the kingdom of God.
Fishing is something of a quiet, yet disciplined art. It requires patience. It takes time. There isn’t one exact way to catch. There are many places to fish. There are many styles. And typically, everything else has to be set aside when you are fishing.
I was packing up a box of Goldfish Snack Crackers the other day. The slogan on the back caught my eye. It’s wise to remeber when we are in the thick of ministry busyness. In all the stratagies, planning sessions, new ideas and programming, never forget to keep “fishful thinking” on the front of your mind.
Luke 5:10-11 “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.
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