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Getting Caught... Matthew 4.18-22
« on: January 13, 2018, 16:53:59 »
Getting Caught in Good News Net .. Matthew 4:18-22

The concept and action of Jesus calling men to fish for men is not greater or less than 1) light coming into dark ness or 2) repent for the kingdom of God is near (or other teachings here); however, the calling of men is vital to the mission of God in the world. These men would walk under the teachings of Jesus for years to be ultimately thrust out into the world, by the Spirit of God, into a world mission that will end with Jesus’ return. Jesus walks in the area of darkness God had sent Him into. When he got to the shores of Galilee… and after his baptism, he began to call men who were really busy. As busy as they were, because they were seekers of God, they left the business of the world for the business of God’s light coming into the world. They not only left their business, but they left it immediately. Imagine that!!! 

Matthew 4:18-22 says,

18 As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” 20 At once they left their nets and followed him.
21 Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

Getting caught leads to catching others. Getting caught means that I willingly bite the ‘good news of Jesus’ hook’, let Him bring me up into His heart and then, filled with the Spirit of the Lord, return to my world; fully equipped to use the ‘good news of Jesus’ hook’ to catch other men for Jesus. What will we leave for the sake of Jesus?   
Pastor Gerald Casselman