I Will Make You Fishers of Men

Entrusted with the Gospel

“I will make you fishers of men, fishers of men, fishers of men. I will make you fishers of men…if you follow me.” Do you remember the song? For me, it dates back to sometime probably during the ’60’s, when I sang it at Briarwood United Methodist Church in Jackson, Mississippi. I doubt I knew what it meant back then, but I do now. Peter had been fishing all night to no avail, but then Jesus got into his boat, and Peter’s “luck” changed. It changed so much that Simon Peter knew it wasn’t luck, and he was suddenly and extraordinarily fearful of the Nazarene Carpenter. So Jesus said,

“Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.” Luke 5:10 (ESV)

From fish…to men. This is what Jesus does when He comes into someone’s life – He changes the trajectory of a life.

  • Previously the college guy was chasing…

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