Luke 5:1-11. A Spiritual Fishing Trip. The Word Comes First. 1 Corinthians 1:21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. Luke 16:31
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Luke 5:1-11 A Spiritual Fishing Trip
The Word Comes First 1 Corinthians 1:21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. Luke 16:31 But he said to him, `If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead.' "
The Lord Knows What He Speaks of Are we willing to trust and obey? • Romans 12:17-21- vengeance or love • 1 Corinthians 15:33-34- wise companions or worldly • 2 Corinthians 4:16-17- give up or go on
Seeds of Greatness Seen in Obedience Luke 16:10 He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much. A pop quiz with fish led to a graduation with honors.
Great Blessing ONLY Comes with Obedience 1 Peter 3:10-12 For, "THE ONE WHO DESIRES LIFE, TO LOVE AND SEE GOOD DAYS, MUST KEEP HIS TONGUE FROM EVIL AND HIS LIPS FROM SPEAKING DECEIT. 11 "HE MUST TURN AWAY FROM EVIL AND DO GOOD; HE MUST SEEK PEACE AND PURSUE IT. 12 "FOR THE EYES OF THE LORD ARE TOWARD THE RIGHTEOUS, AND HIS EARS ATTEND TO THEIR PRAYER, BUT THE FACE OF THE LORD IS AGAINST THOSE WHO DO EVIL. God doesn’t bless his competition.
Matthew 19:29 • And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or farms for My name's sake, will receive many times as much, and will inherit eternal life. Family and life
Matthew 6:19-20 • Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 "But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; Eternal treasures
Our Lord is an Amazing Lord • Abraham sacrificed his son • Saul sacrificed his culture • The diverse became unified “More Christians have been martyred in this century than in all centuries previous.” Dr. Paul Carlsen, BY THEIR BLOOD
Evidence Demands Action Matthew 7:21 Not everyone who says to Me, `Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. They left everything and followed Jesus. What might you be holding onto that keeps you from serving Christ?