How to Be a Fisher of Men
Would you take God's word this morning please and to Mark chapter one. The second in a series of lessons on the gospel of Mark which is the gospel of action. We began the series last Sunday morning and I reminded you that God has given us four pictures of his son the Lord Jesus Christ, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Matthew and Luke are more like color slides of the life of Jesus. Wonderful details. John is more like a magnificent portrait of the life of Christ with all of its richness and beauty. But Mark is like an action packed motion picture. The words immediately and forthwith and straightway, these are the words, the action words here in the gospel of Mark.
I want us to begin reading here now in verse 14, Mark 1, verse 14, ''Now after that John was put in prison Jesus came unto Galilee preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God saying, The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God is at hand repent ye and believe the gospel. And now as he walked by the sea of Galilee he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea for they were fishermen. And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me and I will make you to become fishers of men. And straightway they forsook their nets and followed him. And when they had gone a little further thence they saw James the son of Zebedee and John his brother who were also in the ship mending their nets. And straightway he called them and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants and went after them.''
This is the story of Jesus calling his first disciples. Now Jesus' first disciples were fishermen. And I want to say that all of the disciples today should be fishermen. I want to talk to you today on this subject, How You Can Be A Fisher of Men. How you can be a fisher of men. I don't know of anything more thrilling, more exciting than to know that God can use me and God can use you to be a fisher of men. There is no greater fulfillmen ...
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