by Steve Wagers

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Are You a Good Catch, Or a Bad One/ (5 of 6)
Series: What Jesus Has to Say About It
Steve Wagers
Matthew 13:47-50


I must admit that I have never really been an expert fisherman. There are many things about it that I do not understand. And, there are many things about it that I don't have the patience to understand. I'm certainly not one to go, and sit upon the riverbank all day and watch my bobber go up and down. Nor, am I one to go trolling in a boat, from dawn to dusk, to test the waters to see what is hitting. Thus, rest assured, that Bill Dance or Rowland Martin I will never be.

I think of the story, that probably most of you have heard, about the man who would go down to the fishing docks everyday. At the end of the day, he would always come back with a truckload of fish. The other fisherman noticed it, and became extremely jealous of him. They would sit out on the bank, or in their boat, all day, using the most up-to-date lures, and equipment, yet never catching the fish that this man caught. So, they decided to take matters into their own hands, and they got the game warden involved.

The next day, the game warden met this fisherman at the docks. He questioned him about all the fish that he had caught, and demanded to know what was going on. The man said nothing, only 'Sir, meet me here in the morning, at 6 o'clock, and I'll show you how I do it."

So, the next morning, the game warden met the man, and they jumped in the boat. They began to zip across the resevoir for miles, and miles. They had traveled about 7 or 8 miles, when the game warden said, "How much farther are we going?" The man again said nothing. Finally, after a couple of more miles, the warden said, "OK, this is enough. I demand that you stop this boat. How much farther is it?" Finally, the man stopped the boat in his usual spot, but again said nothing.

The warden began to ask all sorts of questions. He asked 'do you come to this spot eve ...

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