www.FishermanMinistry.com Lesson 2 Why Fish?
Become a Fisher of Men Course Outline <ul><li>Why fish?  </li></ul><ul><li>Qualities of a good fisherman </li></ul>
Become a Fisher of Men Course Outline <ul><li>Why fish?  </li></ul><ul><li>Qualities of a good fisherman </li></ul><ul><li...
Fishing was big business  in Jesus’ day
‘ Fishing for fish’ and ‘fishing for men’ are so similar
The oldest Christian symbol  is a fish, NOT a cross!
Fish are mentioned  73 times in the Bible
Jesus preached  in terms of fishing
Becoming a ‘fisher of men’ is about soul winning
You will see the Holy Spirit working right before your eyes!
You will see changes that God brings about in your own life!
There is no greater thrill than to see someone you study with get baptized
Why Fish?  What’s the urgency?
“ Come and see a man that’s told me everything I’ve ever done!”
“ Open your eyes and look at the fields – they are ripe & ready to harvest.”
“ Through this course you are learning how to harvest.” www.FishermanMinistry.com
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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 &amp; Philip &amp;quot;Come, follow me,&amp;quot; Jesus said, &amp;quot;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 &amp; 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&apos;s mercy and of a Redeemer&apos;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
  • Fishing Lesson 2

    1. 1. www.FishermanMinistry.com Lesson 2 Why Fish?
    2. 2. Become a Fisher of Men Course Outline <ul><li>Why fish? </li></ul><ul><li>Qualities of a good fisherman </li></ul>
    3. 3. Become a Fisher of Men Course Outline <ul><li>Why fish? </li></ul><ul><li>Qualities of a good fisherman </li></ul><ul><li>Fishing School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7 steps for successful fishing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Fisherman’s Pledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to get your Fisherman’s License </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Fishing was big business in Jesus’ day
    5. 5. ‘ Fishing for fish’ and ‘fishing for men’ are so similar
    6. 6. The oldest Christian symbol is a fish, NOT a cross!
    7. 7. Fish are mentioned 73 times in the Bible
    8. 8. Jesus preached in terms of fishing
    9. 9. Becoming a ‘fisher of men’ is about soul winning
    10. 10. You will see the Holy Spirit working right before your eyes!
    11. 11. You will see changes that God brings about in your own life!
    12. 12. There is no greater thrill than to see someone you study with get baptized
    13. 13. Why Fish? What’s the urgency?
    14. 14. “ Come and see a man that’s told me everything I’ve ever done!”
    15. 15. “ Open your eyes and look at the fields – they are ripe & ready to harvest.”
    16. 16. “ Through this course you are learning how to harvest.” www.FishermanMinistry.com

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