March 11 2007

Itís Time To Go Fishing

Matthew 4:18-20

Key Verse:

As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men." At once they left their nets and followed him.

How many of you like to go fishing? Raise you hand.

Fishing is one of my favorite outside hobbies. Usually when I go fishing I start planning for it two days in advance

For example I like to catch the ďFishing ReportĒ on TV.

Which offers all sorts of fishing tips for the area Ė

advice on what kind of lures or bait to use in certain water temperature and depth.

He talks about when itís best to fish and where to fish -- all good advice.

I need all the advice I can get because Iím not a super fisherman.

Our Savior understands the fundamentals of fishing better than anyone.

Heís the perfect fisherman. Whatís amazing is that he invites us to learn from him as he sends us out on a unique fishing expedition.


1) We are not Pro-fishermen
The one thing that strikes me about this section of Scripture is that Jesus is telling professional fishermen how to fish.

These men knew how to fish. Fishing was t