Series Scripture: Luke 3:4-6 As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘PREPARE THE WAY of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall become straight, and the rough places shall become level ways, and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.’ ” 

Matthew 4:18 While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19 And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” 20 Immediately they left their nets and followed him. 

Illus: Fishing Derby
Today's Christian Derby has 98 people watching 2 People Fish

Why Are 98% Of Christians Just Watching
1.    not really following, no valued Kingdom experiences
2.    complacency, laziness, lack of compassion
3.    think it’s someone elses’s job
4.    think they don’t know how - overcomplicate things
5.    feel inadequate
6.    pride
7.    fear of failure, rejection, appearances
8.    previous negative experience
9.    political correctness
10.    assume others will not want Him

Jesus Promise: I WILL MAKE YOU FISHERS OF MEN
•    I caught you
•    You’re coming with me
•    I’ll be fishing and be successful
•    You can’t help but do the same

Effective Fishing Technique 
1.    Load The Tackle Box - Identify, Pray (Holy Spirit & You, Partnered)
2.    Ready Your Pole, Line and Hook - Always Be Fishing
3.    Adjust your Bait - Open Your Mouth And Point The Spotlight On Him Depending On Audience
4.    Set The Hook - Create An Onramp And Invite!
5.    Repeat

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