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Broadcast on THE BAPTIST HOUR, February 18, 1993, by Dr. Frank Pollard of Jackson, Mississippi
To Be Just Like Jesus
"One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret by the terrifying judgment upon religion as he had been taught it. He heard all
SeaofGalilee, withthe peoplecrowdingaround Him and listening to the of the accepted truths of the religion of his day being put down and
Word of God, He saw at the waters edge two boats left there by rendered totally unacceptable to God. He heard every metal stripped
fishermen who were washing their nets. He got into the boat belonging from the chest of our pride that we ever thought we had dutifully eai~ued
to Simon and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then He sat down in service for God pulled offand cast aside. These words of Je.sus% crc
and taught the people from the boat. When He had finished speaking, so poetic, they were so well said, they sounded beautiful, but once yc u
He said to Simon, "Put out into deep water and let down the nets for a gotpastpaying attention to thecontentratherthan the art, the words ' erC
catch." Simon answered, "Master, we've worked hard all night and demanding. They were terrifying. They were hard.
haven't caught anything, but because You say so, I will let down the He began the preamble to what He'd probably said in many vother
nets." When they had done so they caught such a large number of fish places. Maybe what He'd said that day from that boat was what he might
that their nets began to break, so they signaled their partners in the other say from a mountainjust a few yards away, a little bit later. He said..Do
boattocomeandhelpthem.Theycameandfilledbothboatssofullthat you really want to know who the real blessed people are, the really
they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus' knees fortunate people in this world? They are the people who know they are
and sa ...
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