Sharing This Good News
The good news of Christ is to be shared with all we meet. If we are to be fishers of men, we need to think in terms of growing the kingdom of God. Taking the love of Christ to others is what being a fisher of men is.
The fishermen of the disciples most likely thought they would never leave the sea. In reality, Andrew traveled to all countries surrounding the Black Sea. Thomas and Bartholomew went as far as India. Peter even traveled to Rome. We can be just like them when we expand our horizons beyond those in our close circles.
My final thoughts about being a fisher of men are simple. Jesus came to share the way we could have eternal life. He came to die for all of us. If we repent and allow the Holy Spirit in our lives, then we are fishers of men. It is essential that we share Jesus with all we meet and everywhere we go.
God calls us wherever we are. Simon and Andrew were fishing. You might be at church, at work, or taking a walk through the woods. Jesus wants us to help him bring others into the kingdom. We don’t have to be socialites or wealthy. We just need to love Jesus and obey like Simon and Andrew did as they threw down their nets and followed Him.
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Ashley Hooker is a freelance writer who spends her time homeschooling her two children, supporting her husband as he finishes school to become a pastor, and writing about her faith. Currently, she is a contributing author for Journey Christian magazine. She has taken part in mission trips with the NC Baptist Men during the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Harvey in Mississippi and Texas. In her local church, she has served on various committees focusing in the area of evangelism along with traveling to West Virginia and Vermont to share the Gospel. Her dream is to spend her time writing and sharing the love of Christ with all she meets.