The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Gone fishin'

With Jesus, the method is not to catch people but to know people

Maybe I could fish with nets like Peter did. But I can't fish like my parents-in-law by sticking my hands into a cage full of live crickets and pulling one out only to pierce it on a hook.

Jesus said to the fishermen one day, "Follow me, and I will make you fish for people." And Jesus says to us, "Come, let's fish for people."

But too often we don't follow him.Why? What don't we like about fishing? The bait: evangelism. Or witnessing.

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