Call 419: I Am Thine, O Lord 371: I Stand Amazed in the Presence 454: Open My Eyes, That I May See
399: Take My Life, and Let It Be 421: Make Me a Captive, Lord
14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.” 16 As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea–for they were fishermen. 17 And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.” 18 And immediately they left their nets and followed him. 19 As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets. 20 Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him.
Because Jesus wanted fisherman, he walked by the Sea of Galilee.
Because Jesus wanted Simon and Andrew, he went to them where they were working.
Jesus invites fisherman to catch fish.
Jesus invited homemakers to make a Christian home
Jesus invites firefighter
Jesus invites teacher to teach the faith
Jesus invites real-estate and insurance agents to help people find the home of which people’s hearts dream
Jesus invites travelers to share the gospel where ever they go
Jesus invites retired folks to sit-back and take it easy and let someone else take a turn?
Jesus invites those with a lifetime of wisdom and experience and perspective to welcome the foolish, immature and wanderers into the faith.
Jesus invites investors to entrust the gospel, sometimes holding on in trials and expending when
Jesus invites farmer and gardeners to plant seeds of faith not knowing what the season will bring.
Jesus invites attorneys who know the law to see it’s power and limits.
Jesus invites doctors, nurses, care-givers to heal in Jesus name
Jesus invites students to study and learn
Jesus invites designers to capture questions and doubts with art,
Jesus invites musicians to sing of and tell the good news in powerful ways that teach and stir the soul.
Jesus invites the parents to parent with strength, grace and encouragement
Jesus invites children to trust and turn to him for every need, and to run in eagerness when sent.
Jesus invites soldiers to defend what is true and good
Jesus invites engineers and builders to build relations of faith
Jesus invites unemployed persons to find their work, purpose, and calling in being a disciple
Jesus invites writers to use their words to give witness to The Word, The Christ.
Jesus invites you, where you are, who, whenever you are willing to follow, …
… there is work for those who labor for the Lord.
What would it take to use the skills, talents, experience, know-how, opportunities that you hold right now:
To transform what you do, into what God can do through you.
QUESTION: Did Jesus say, “Today, you are no longer of fisherman?” No! Rather, “You are still a fisherman, with a new focus, a new target, a new goal…
There is a transforming moment where we see: God sees more in me, for my life, than I have seen.
RESPONSE: is to follow Jesus, still as the people they have always been, but with a new direction.
Conversation: Two-Three things you do well. Which one of those can God use, this week, to give witness to the good news? To tell the gospel message? To build a relationship? To offer forgiveness? To be a praise 2God