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Fishing for (Wo)Men: Basics

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Fishing Actually Requires Skills and Strategy

How to Fish:

1) Know that (if you are following Jesus) you are a fisherman - fishermen fish
2) Know that you WANT to fish.
Proverbs 11:30 NKJV
30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who wins souls is wise.
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Proverbs 11:30 NASB95
30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who is wise wins souls.
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If our true desire is to be a fisher of men, then we will fish for men!
3) Go to where the fish are
It doesn’t matter how great you are at fishing. If there are NO FISH there, you will not catch ANYTHING.
4) Go to where the fish are hungry
If the fish aren’t hungry, they won’t bite
Have you been trying to catch the SAME not-hungry fish for years?
Maybe it’s time to move along to catching other hungry fish until your “prize fish” starts to show some interest.
5) Use the right bait for the fish
for the fish (become all things)
1 Corinthians 9:20–22 NKJV
20 and to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might win Jews; to those who are under the law, as under the law, that I might win those who are under the law; 21 to those who are without law, as without law (not being without law toward God, but under law toward Christ), that I might win those who are without law; 22 to the weak I became as weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.
1 cor9:20
What is that particular person (fish) needing or looking for?
Connection & Relationships
Peace
Joy
A way to change for the better
Financial breakthrough
Physical/Emotional Healing
God is The Great “I AM
- He is everything anyone really NEEDS.
“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” John Wesley
6) Believe God for a miracle catch (like the disciples had)
Hebrews 13:8 KJV 1900
8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
There is ALWAYS a supernatural aspect to someone coming to know Jesus and desiring a life following Him!
John 6:44 AMP
44 No one is able to come to Me unless the Father Who sent Me attracts and draws him and gives him the desire to come to Me, and [then] I will raise him up [from the dead] at the last day.

Just One Thing

Believe for God to spotlight those that are ready & those that He is drawing already - Then lead them to Jesus & fellowship in church.
Pray for & start preparing to catch this week!!!

Discussion Questions:

What would be the worst thing to hear as you are going under anesthesia before heart surgery?
Which of the 6 of fishing tips (or sub-points) stood out most to you - Please share why it stood out to you.
Read & . What do these verses mean to you? How does this verse affect, or define, your view of your role in evangelism?
Who are you going to pray for this week that God will draw them to Jesus? Take some time to pray for this person with your Connect Group.
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