Matthew 4:19 - Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!”
Summer is a great time to go fishing (for people). The sun is out. The surf is up. You're heading to the beach. Nobody knows you there, so if you mess up and make a fool of yourself, who cares! So get out there and cast your nets and see what you bring in! Here are some fishing tips to try this summer as you fish for people.
Summer Fishing Tip #1 (for fishers of men):
While buying groceries or souvenirs on summer vacation, ask the cashier: "Where's a good place to go to church around here?" You might learn a good place to worship the Lord while you're away from home. Or it might lead to a conversation about the Lord with the cashier. Maybe, you just plant a seed. Maybe, you make a friend and invite them to come to church with you. Good follow up questions could be: "Oh cool. Do you go there?" Or "Are you active in a church nearby?" This is an easy, friendly way to introduce the subject of Christ. You could share how much it means to you to spend time with Him each week in worship. Who knows how God may use it. You could even say, "Would you go go with me (or my family)? It would make me feel more comfortable since I don't know anyone there." Remember, fishing is a art, not a science. So just go with the flow.
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Summer Fishing Tips
I'm a pastor, dad, husband, and child of God. I'm broken, but blessed. The cracks are where the Light shines through. My mission is to help people grow closer to God with every breath and step I take. I gave my life to Christ at an early age and have grown closer through the years, spurred on by the study of the Bible, my church family, and the Chrysalis and Walk to Emmaus Communities. I accepted the call to full -time ministry as a pastor in 1999 and have served 4 different churches in Georgia. Music, preaching, and teaching are the heart of my ministry. Outside of the pulpit, I enjoy many hobbies that help me blow off steam. These include martial arts, woodworking, blacksmithing, gardening, cooking, and being creative. I'm a jack of all trades and a master of none. My philosophy is use what you have, do it yourself if you can, learn something in the process, and have lots of fun. This blog is a place to share it all with you.