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  • The Foolish Fisherman – A Modern Parable

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Jul 14, 2001
    based on 50 ratings

    Check your lures.

    The Foolish Fisherman – A Modern Parable Bob was a fisherman. He was a great fisherman. He lived, ate, and breathed fishing. He told everybody about his love for fishing and tried to get everyone involved in fishing. Some tried it and some only listened, but nothing deterred Bob from his more

  • Let's Go Fishing

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on May 28, 2001
    based on 227 ratings

    We are called to be "fishers of men".

    LET’S GO FISHING MARK 1:14-20 Introduction: 1. We all have certain things we like to do with our leisure time and one of my favorite is fishing. a. A couple of weeks ago, my family and I wanted to do some fishing up in the mountains, but due to all of the fires, more

  • Will You Follow Jesus

    Contributed by Corey Howse on Feb 3, 2002
    based on 98 ratings

    This message is designed to challenge our followship of Jesus Christ.

    This message topic "Will you follow Jesus"? is an easy question to answer, but a challenge to abide. It is easy saying yes to Jesus, but the challenge comes when we must let those things go that hinder our Christian growth. In our text, we see four men who answered the call of Christ and followed more

  • Hope For The Hopeless

    Contributed by W Pittendreigh on Jan 28, 2003
    based on 66 ratings

    Jesus said he would make us fishers of men, yet we are like Jonah who was called to preach to the people of Ninevah -- we run away as fast as we can!

    Jonah 3:1-10 Then the word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time: "Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you." Jonah obeyed the word of the LORD and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a very important city-- a visit required three days. On the first day, Jonah more

  • Gone Fishin'

    Contributed by John Nadasi on Jan 28, 2003
    based on 49 ratings

    This is a fun sermon to preach! God’s call extends from the ordinary (apostles) to the extraordinary (Jonah). Many times God calls us through the subtlety of invitation as in this text. We are invited to go and do likewise.

    Mark 1: 14-20 January 26, 2000 Paonia United Methodist Church How many of you watch the news? Have you seen the case being brought against McDonalds That eating their food makes you fat? Duh! Of course it does… that’s what makes it taste good. Thankfully, that case was dismissed this more

  • Come And Follow Me

    Contributed by Paul Kallan on Jan 24, 2003
    based on 24 ratings

    When I have experienced the joy of God’s message, I offer it also to others who need it. But not with tricks or wrong methods, but inviting, attracting, luring and offering, just as God does it.

    One evening, a social worker received a telephone call, saying that an old man had a fall on the way, as he went for a walk, and immediately needed help. The social worker called up his colleage, who was a voluntary helper, and asked him to come along. The colleage replied, “Wait a moment. I must more

  • A Call To Obey

    Contributed by Karl Kruse on Jan 24, 2003
    based on 55 ratings

    This sermon speaks especially to congregations and communities experiencing stress, and a lack of unity; reinforcing the call to obediently seek and follow the will of God.

    January 26, 2003 "A Call To Obey" Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Mark 1:14-20 “The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, saying, ‘Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.’” Now, if the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, it only makes sense to more

  • Two Fish Tales

    Contributed by Dawn Marie Turner on Jan 24, 2003
    based on 54 ratings

    Are we disobedient to God or do we follow him without question?

    As you can tell, our scripture readings today have a theme. You may have to think a bit, but it does help if you read the sermon title and also were listening during the children’s moments. Both our stories relate to fish: one to a big fish story and one to fishermen at their nets. There has more

  • Does Jesus Need Our Help

    Contributed by Greg Buchner on Jan 25, 2003
    based on 39 ratings

    Jesus needs our help! Just as the disciples were needed to begin Jesus’ ministry, we are needed to continue in the kingdom-building process.

    “Does Jesus Need Our Help” ~ Mark 1:14-20 January 26, 2003 Purpose: Jesus needs our help! Introduction – Why did Jesus call these disciples in the first place? Wasn’t he the Son of God? Why did he need these simple fishermen? And if he needed them, why didn’t he choose someone else….someone more

  • Just Do It!

    Contributed by Nicholas Connolly on Jan 26, 2003
    based on 4 ratings

    The obedience of Jonah, Peter, James and John is a model for our own obedience to the Lord

    “Just do it! Just do it”! So goes the Nike sneaker company. Speaking of sneakers and being sneaky, that company wants one thing: “Just do it” -buy their shoes. They take a phrase that usually goes with giving into temptation. When you are on a diet and faced with a lovely array of deserts such more

  • An Encounter With Jesus

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Jan 21, 2003
    based on 208 ratings

    A sermon for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany The call of 4 disciples

    3rd Sunday after Epiphany Mark 1:14-20 An Encounter with Jesus   Today four more common men have an encounter with Jesus. If you remember last week’s sermon, we looked at the call of Philip and Nathaniel. Jesus had called Philip and then Philip told Nathanael about his encounter with Jesus. more

  • What Happens When You Meet The Real God?

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Jan 22, 2003
    based on 83 ratings

    God is holier than you think. God is more merciful than you think.

    Jonah 3:1-5, 10 WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU MEET THE REAL GOD? 1) He is holier than you think 2) He is more merciful than you think Until you meet someone in person, you really don’t know what that person is like. What is Tom Brokaw, or Matt Lauer, or John Madden like, in person? You see these more

  • Let's Go Fising

    Contributed by Andrew Schroer on Mar 11, 2001
    based on 106 ratings

    God has called us to be fishers of men.

    My dad’s from Minnesota. Does anyone here know what Minnesota is known for? Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes. Just about everyone in Minnesota fishes. Now, my dad once told me the story about a peculiar fisherman from Minnesota. You see, this fisherman was very well prepared. He knew how more

  • Going Out To Bring Them In

    Contributed by Mike Hays on Nov 15, 2000
    based on 90 ratings

    The followers of Jesus are called to go to the world with the hope of Jesus Christ.

    Going Out To Bring Them In Mark 1:14-20 Along time ago in a land far away there was a church. The church had been founded by a handful of men and women who wanted nothing more out of life than to make a difference in their community for the Kingdom of God. They had read the Word of God and been more

  • Fishers Of Men Series

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 12, 2003
    based on 104 ratings

    First in a series about Fishing for Men! (Adapted from Standard Publishing 1998 Vacation Bible School "Hooked on Jesus")

    Sermon for 4/19/98 Fishers of Men Introduction: A. Clarence Darrow, the great criminal lawyer of another day, had among his friends a young minister. This seems strange, because, as you remember, Darrow was usually thought of as an atheist, infidel, agnostic or what have you. They were more