Be A Fisher Of Men! Apr 17 2012
"'Come, follow me,' Jesus said, 'and I will make you fishers of men.'" - Matthew 4:19
Jesus told His disciples, "I will make you fishers of men." What a wonderful description of their roles-to-be; He equated their previous profession with their new calling. And they would be able to use their previous knowledge to immediately become experts in this calling. How's that? What does fishing have to do with witnessing? Consider these skills of a good fisherman:
- First of all, they've got the right equipment. Do you have your Bible and a growing knowledge of the subject to be discussed?
- They know how to go where the fish are. So many Christians live in their "holy huddles." All these Bible studies, all this learning about how to share your faith, and yet so little time building relationships with non-believers. To be an effective witness, you must build relationships with non-Christians!
- Third, they know when to use the right bait. Now, fish and people are a lot alike. Fish are going to respond differently to different bait, just like people are going to have different interests and needs in their life. You must learn what those needs are and seek to help meet those needs.
- A good fisherman knows how to reel them in, and close the net. In business, we call this "closing the deal." At some point in your witnessing, you need to call for the decision.
You are reading a Daily Devotion from Right From The Heart. We invite you to share it, leave a comment, and subscribe to the daily email or RSS feed.
Subscribe to the Daily Devotion
We send out the devotion terribly early every morning. Enter your email address to get on the list.
|Tue, Apr 15||Pilate's Ultimate Question (1)|
|Mon, Apr 14||Judas Had a Choice (9)|
|Sun, Apr 13||What Gets the Attention of the...|
|Sat, Apr 12||Once You're Free There's No Going... (1)|
|Fri, Apr 11||Can You Be Content With Little?|
|Thu, Apr 10||The Game of Alternative History (1)|
|Wed, Apr 09||Statistics On Death Are 100% (3)|