Contributed on Aug 1, 2012
Jesus climbs in the boat with us; he steps into our lives, our homes, our workplaces, and he says, “I want you to come with me." We can try and run from it and throw out all the excuses we want, but that doesn’t change God’s call.
You know, summer is a great time to go fishing. In fact, a couple of weeks ago when I was at my sister’s house for my nephew’s baptism, we saw two boys walk by the house two or three times with fishing poles slung over their shoulders and tackle boxes in their hands. They were headed ...read more
Contributed on Aug 8, 2012
Fishing for people is not optional; it’s how the world has changed from those very first days when Jesus walked along the shore of the Sea of Galilee proclaiming the nearness of the kingdom of heaven. Its how the world will continue to be transformed unti
As many of you will remember from last week, we are doing a special sermon series this month called “Gone Fishin’,” where we will take a fishing trip with Jesus as we explore the fishing stories of the gospel. Now, the best fishing trips are the ones where you catch something, ...read more
Contributed on Aug 15, 2012
Through this parable of the nets and fish, Jesus is telling disciples then and now that we don’t get to decide who’s in and who’s out. Our only concern should be to be good fish.
So we have this special summer sermon series going on, “Gone Fishin’.” For the last couple of weeks we’ve taken a sort of light-hearted trip through the fishing stories of the gospels, and we continue that special fishing trip with Jesus this week. But as you probably ...read more
Contributed on Aug 23, 2012
As much as this passage reminds us of our need to go regularly to the places where we encounter Christ, it is also an assurance that when we need Christ, he will make his presence known.
A month or so ago on our vacation at the beach, Ken and I had this really amazing experience. It was my first vacation at the beach in many years, and my sister-in-law, who owns the condo where we were staying told us that if we walked out the board walk to the beach and took a right and walked ...read more