What it really means to be a ‘fisher of men’

September 27, 2013

While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed him.           

Matthew 4:18-20

I’ll never forget the time Deb and I decided to take our family deep-sea fishing off the coast of Florida. The kids and I were having a great time, but I noticed Deb had disappeared. So I went down into the bottom of the boat and saw her sitting there. Her face was green and her eyes were closed.

“Honey,” I said, “What are you doing down here?”

“I’m praying,” she told me, “and I’m promising God that if He’ll get me to shore alive, I’ll never set foot on a boat again!”

Well, Deb kept that promise. I’ve offered to take her on cruises of all kinds, but she won’t set foot on a boat. And while not all of us are cut out for deep-sea fishing, each of us in Christ has everything we need to be fishers of men.

A fisher of men is someone who looks at the lost people around him or her and sees future disciples of Jesus Christ. Fishermen have a vision for bringing people to faith, and never give up hope because someone is “too far gone.”

So instead of just being a passenger in the boat, get busy fishing and bring the lost to Christ!

BE A FISHER OF MEN BY SEEING THE LOST AS FUTURE DISCIPLES AND REALIZING NO ONE IS TOO FAR GONE TO BE SAVED!



For more from PowerPoint Ministries and Dr. Jack Graham, please visit www.jackgraham.org

and
Listen to Dr. Jack Graham's daily broadcast on OnePlace.com.

Watch Jack Graham and Powerpoint Ministries Video Online.
 

Get the best from 2012 to be your best in 2013


Dear Friend,

While many pastors shy away from addressing controversial issues, I sincerely believe you need to hear straight, “bulls-eye” biblical teaching on many of today’s hot topics. Not only to grow in your faith as a believer, but to give winsome, compassionate answers to the hard questions our culture is asking.

That’s why I want to send you a special new resource today – my CD series called The Best of 2012.

This series contains 10 of my most popular and compelling messages from 2012, and it’s a resource that’s sure to help you in 2013 because it includes messages such as, “Are All Religions the Same?”, “Lessons on Leadership,” and “What Is a Christian?”

The Best of 2012 is my gift to thank you for your donation to help PowerPoint continue to proclaim God’s Word and truth ’til the whole world hears. So please request your copy when you give today.

Thank you!

Jack Graham
PowerPoint Ministries