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Hooked - Casting Net

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Casting Net

Hooked on Jesus
Not taking Satan’s bait
picture of Mike story about good people who are lost
who helped catch you?
Jesus’ followers are fishermen
church is tackle shop
Jesus is the live bait
Gospel is the hook
Jesus met 1 on 1 120 time in Scriptures
you swim with people that I never will & me with you
SOME think that church is fish bowl
we are fish
Jesus is here to feed us and take care of us all the while His back is on those not in the fish bowl/masses
WE FISH & JESUS DOES THE CATCHING
some think it’s our responsibility to CATCH
others think staff is supposed to do all the fishing
FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS GO TO HELL
Jesus could have chosen anyone: lawyer, teacher, doctor
WHY fisherman?
because of the traits of a fisherman
Passionate
brave elements
endure smell
Luke 19:10 ESV
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
we a called to a rescue mission and He needs someone passionate
FRIENDS
2. Prepared
fisherman go fishing ready for catching and ready for different environments
Every week our church - Fishing Boat & tackle shop
has 3 groups in mind
Going to hell - non-believer
New believers - non-fisherman
seasoned believers - fisherman
when’s the last time you shared your faith?
why go to the fishing store & never fish?
don’t feel God calling you to cast?
Jesus said “Go Make disciples”
you’ve already been called
do it and you will feel it
rush or high
ALL YOU NEED TO HAVE TO GO FISHING IS A FISH STORY
before, took hook, after
1 Peter 3:15 ESV
but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,
Sometimes we are confused thinking that the church is a cruise ship… but this is a FISHING VESSEL
Jesus is the Captain and I am a deck hand
give you tools and show you where & how to fish
FISH DON’T JUST JUMP IN BOAT
All of our resources are part of the vessel that we should be using to go fishing
b/c Friends
time
money
preparation
desire
home
car
phone
FB account
Church
altar
baptistry
classrooms
pews
Don’t worship the tools
Matthew 4:21 ESV
And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them.
Sometimes nets can get holes
if it’s not working for it’s purpose
FIX IT
change
Easter program
Discipleship model
church size remodel
I’d been trying to be a good person and loving to my little brother hoping that He would see Christ in me BUT
needed to share my fish story with him
needed to tell Him Jesus’ plan
Luke 5:2 ESV
and he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets.
sometimes we need to clean our nets
Mark 1:19 ESV
And going on a little farther, he saw James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, who were in their boat mending the nets.
NOT CLEAN FISH
clean boat and nets
sin comes into our lives
Matthew 7:5 ESV
You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.
passionate
prepared
persistant
if you fish in great spots with great guides you will catch fish
Jesus is our guide… competative edge
don’t be intimidated by devil - lyer
partner with Jesus & best tackle shop around - church
DO WHATEVER IT TAKES WITHOUT COMPROMISE
Romans 1:16 ESV
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
fish out of water
meet maker today
if we don’t reach them they are like fish out of water
more worried about fish than lost people
FRIENDS
It’s time to cast your net
LET’S FISH B/C I’M HOOKED
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