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Fishing Lesson 2

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Why Fish? Importance of fish in the Bible and why Jesus invites us to be a fisher of men

Why Fish? Importance of fish in the Bible and why Jesus invites us to be a fisher of men

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  • First 5 disciples were fishermen Peter, James, John, Andrew & Philip "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men .“ … Matt 4:19 NIV
  • First creatures in Genesis Only creatures not on Noah’s ark Associated with the wisdom of Solomon Nehemiah built a Fish Gate in Jerusalem Jeremiah used a fisherman metaphor Jonah swallowed by a large fish
  • Preached in terms of fishing “ From now on you will be catching men” Preached from fishing boats Two miraculous catches of fish Fed thousands with fish & bread Compares the kingdom to a fishing net Paid taxes with a coin from a fish’s mouth Ate fish after His resurrection Chose fishermen as his first disciples
  • Fishing = Soul Winning “ The greatest work to which human beings can aspire is the work of winning men from sin to holiness ” … The Ministry of Healing, Pg. 398 “ The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise.” … Proverbs 11:30
  • You will see the Holy Spirit working right before your eyes As you study with others and see the changes that God brings about, your life will also be transformed
  • You will see the Holy Spirit working right before your eyes As you study with others and see the changes that God brings about, your life will also be transformed
  • “ As they look upon the souls they sought to win to Jesus, and see them saved, eternally saved - monuments of God's mercy and of a Redeemer's love - there ring through the arches of heaven shouts of praise and thanksgiving.” … E.G. White
  • “ Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great , but the laborers are few ; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” … Luke 10:2 NKJV “ Look around you! Vast fields of human souls are ripening all around us, and are ready now for reaping .” … John 4:35 TLB
  • “ Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great , but the laborers are few ; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” … Luke 10:2 NKJV “ Look around you! Vast fields of human souls are ripening all around us, and are ready now for reaping .” … John 4:35 TLB
  • “ Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great , but the laborers are few ; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” … Luke 10:2 NKJV “ Look around you! Vast fields of human souls are ripening all around us, and are ready now for reaping .” … John 4:35 TLB
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    • 1. www.FishermanMinistry.com Lesson 2 Why Fish?
    • 2. Become a Fisher of Men Course Outline
      • Why fish?
      • Qualities of a good fisherman
    • 3. Become a Fisher of Men Course Outline
      • Why fish?
      • Qualities of a good fisherman
      • Fishing School
        • 7 steps for successful fishing
        • The Fisherman’s Pledge
        • How to get your Fisherman’s License
    • 4. Fishing was big business in Jesus’ day
    • 5. ‘ Fishing for fish’ and ‘fishing for men’ are so similar
    • 6. The oldest Christian symbol is a fish, NOT a cross!
    • 7. Fish are mentioned 73 times in the Bible
    • 8. Jesus preached in terms of fishing
    • 9. Becoming a ‘fisher of men’ is about soul winning
    • 10. You will see the Holy Spirit working right before your eyes!
    • 11. You will see changes that God brings about in your own life!
    • 12. There is no greater thrill than to see someone you study with get baptized
    • 13. Why Fish? What’s the urgency?
    • 14. “ Come and see a man that’s told me everything I’ve ever done!”
    • 15. “ Open your eyes and look at the fields – they are ripe & ready to harvest.”
    • 16. “ Through this course you are learning how to harvest.” www.FishermanMinistry.com