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Fishing! That’s the ticket! There are basically 2 ways to fish…with a hook and net. Fishing with a hook can be elegant. Especially fly-fishing! Selecting the right fly, attaching it with the right knot and then casting it with the right technique is challenging and a lot of fun. Unfortunately you can only catch one at a time. Now Mackerel fishing often catches multiple fish on a line using colored plastic on hooks but you can still only land 3 or 4 at a time. No, to really catch fish you need a net! With the right net and technique you can really make a haul!

Jesus promised that if the disciples would follow him He would make them “fishers of men.” This promise is for all who follow Him! It is not with a single pole or line either! The other thing is that we just throw out the net and the Holy Spirit brings in the haul! Unfortunately you can’t be a successful fisherman sitting in the clubhouse talking about fishing! You actually have to get out on the water and throw out your net! This means intentionally building relationships with those that need Christ and living Christ to them out in the marketplace. That is what Jesus means when He says “I will make you fishers of men!”

Pastor Paul