Who's Your One Message Series

WHO’S YOUR ONE?

Part 2 – Deep Soul Fishing
Luke 5:1-11

August 29, 2021
Tim Homa, Campus Pastor – Richmond|Rosenberg

God desires to make each of us fishers of people.

Luke 5:1-4 One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, with the people crowding around him and listening to the word of God, he saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat. When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” NIV

Luke 5:5-7 Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.” When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. So, they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.

God shows us His power, so He can use us to reach others.

Luke 5:8 When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!”

1. The miracle had allowed Peter to see who was in the boat with him.
2. When he saw Jesus, suddenly he saw his own sinfulness.
3. The miracle focused Peter’s heart from fishing for himself to fishing for God.
Luke 5:10 and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will catch men.” (NIV)

Luke 5:11 So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything, and followed him. (NIV)

 

HOW DO WE FISH FOR OTHERS?

1. It begins with prayer.
2. Start where they are and build a bridge to Jesus.
3. Be ready to tell the story of the Gospel.

    • God created everything.
    • He created us for a purpose, and He is sovereign over all.
    • Though He is so great, He wants to have a relationship with us.
    • As you share Christ, share in simple terms the basics of who God is, how God loves us and how we can have a relationship with Him through Jesus.
    • Invite your friend to accept Jesus as their Savior.
    • Don’t assume responsibility for their decision.
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