How to Make a Catch Luke 5:1-11
How to Make a Catch Luke 5:1-11 INTRO: 3 card Molly-catch a fool Single man-catch a woman Single woman-catch a man Jesus wants us to know how to catch souls. Proposition: Believers are to win souls for the Kingdom. In order to win souls for the kingdom we must share His Word. In order to win souls for the kingdom we must live authentically. In order to win souls for the kingdom we must commit our skills to Him. I. 1-3 In order to win souls for the kingdom we must share His Word. Listening to the Word; Teaching of the Word Who? We all must do it What? Proclaim and instruct Where? Everywhere we are... When? Anytime God gives opportunity Why? ~Obligated-Rom 1:14; ~God’s Power of salvation-Romans1:16-17 How? In the right spirit-Acts 16:16-18
II. 4-7 In order to win souls for the kingdom we must live authentically. “Master”; “b/c You say so” Our physical must match our spiritual. Who? All; What? our walk must match our talk. Where? In every situation of life When? At all times Why? To validate the Christ we proclaim How? Through unity and love of God and one another-John 17:20-21; 23; Col 2:9-15 God works miracles after we’ve exhausted our hope.
III. 8-11 In order to win souls for the kingdom We must commit our unique skills to Him. ILLUS: Eggs and bacon and chicken and the pig. Who? All What? Whatever skills you have. I Cor 1:5-7 Where? Wherever that skill can be used. Tool belt only has a hammer all you can do is beat a nail. When? As God directs you Why? For His glory/purpose not yours; How? Die daily; live joyfully; serve sacrificially. CLOSE: Peter, His companions, James, John were astonished. Follow Me and you’ll catch souls the same way. It was a sign they could relate to. Fish. Lots of them.