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Summary: This is the 8th sermon in the series "From The Cradle To The Cross".

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Series: ¡§From The Cradle To The Cross¡¨ [#8]

WHEN JESUS GOES FISHING

Mark 1:16-20

Introduction:

1. As a fisherman, I have learned several things concerning fishing.

Ĉ Fish where there are fish and know the conditions of the place.

Ĉ Find out what the fish are biting.

Ĉ Be persistent.

2. Jesus calls His disciples to be fishers of men.

3. A disciple is simply one who follows someone.

Conditions

John 1:5

1. The condition of this world is dark and evil.

2. There are many fish (lost people).

3. The fish are searching for food.

Tackle

1. Equipment: Christians are the equipment God uses.

2. Bait: In today¡¦s society, there are many types of bait that we see being used:

Ĉ Entertainment

Ĉ Bribery

Ĉ Guilt

Ĉ Fear

Ĉ Promise of an easy road.

Ĉ The only bait we should be using is Jesus Christ.

John 14:6

3. Storage: Once they are caught for Jesus Christ, He keeps them. There is no catch and release program. These new ¡§fish¡¨ need to be fed and grown: Discipleship.

Fishing

1. Be available: You got to go fishing to catch fish.

2. Be prepared: No tricks, just Jesus.

3. Be patient: Don¡¦t quit the first time one seems to get away.

Conclusion:

Matthew 28:19-20

Let¡¦s go fishing!


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