Fishers of Men

When Jesus first began to call his disciples, he found poor men who were hard workers and several of them were fishermen. Since Jesus knows the hearts of everyone, he knew fishermen would have some qualities that would work well when it came to telling others the good news about Jesus. For one thing, fishermen are patient. Sometimes they can go for a long time without catching anything at all. They are also hard workers. They know how to use the right bait or a strong net. [Read Luke 5:4-6 When Jesus first met Simon (Peter), he had been out all night fishing, but had caught nothing. Jesus asked permission to step in Simon's boat and cast out a little ways from the shore, where he could teach the people who were following him. After he finished teaching, he told Peter to go out fishing again. I can hear Peter's exasperation in his voice as he told Jesus they had no luck last night. Jesus had a surprise for Peter. He was testing his faith. He wanted to show Peter that all things are possible with God. Simon agreed to let Jesus give the word to cast the net. When Jesus told them, they caught so many fish the net could not hold them all and it broke. Simon immediately realized this miracle was the work of God, and confessed Jesus as Lord. He didn't feel worthy to even be in his presence. He fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. All the men were astonished. Jesus told them, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men. He was going to make them disciples. He would teach them how to win others to the Lord God. As God's children, we are called to become fishers of men. God wants us to tell others about Jesus. God wants everyone to come to a personal relationship with Him, through a confession of Jesus as Lord and Savior. God uses men and women, boys and girls, to spread the good news. Let's look at a similar story that happened to Peter after Jesus rose from the grave. [Read John 21 3-6. Again, Peter had fished all night without catching anything. Jesus told them Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. When we try to do anything without God's help, we are usually a failure. But with God's help, we can do great things. The disciples did as the stranger on the shore told them, and made a huge catch of fish. They recognized that it was Jesus, just as he had done before. Peter caught 153 fish when he obeyed Jesus. He learned how to cast his net on the right side. Sometimes we are fishing in the wrong place. We need to be able to hear God tell us when to cast the net. He may tell us to talk to a neighbor over a fence. He may prompt us to tell a friend what God is doing for us in the school cafeteria. He may tell us just to be a friend to someone who feels lonely. Whatever it may be when God wants to use us, let's be willing to be a fisher of men.

God bless you richly,

Mark the California surfer dude


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You can learn how to share the Gospel the way Jesus did!

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After relocating from New Zealand to Southern California in the late 1980s, Ray Comfort introduced a long line of pastors and churches to a Biblical teaching which he called Hell's Best Kept Secret.…Continue

Emulating the prime Fisher of Men

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(The fishing was good near Sychar)In The gospel of John, chapter 4, verses 1 to 43, we find the account of Yeshua speaking to a Samaritan women at the well of Jacob.  He wanted a drink of water but…Continue

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Sharing Our Faith in Public

Started by Mark Howard Apr 6, 2014. 0 Replies

We were in Hollywood, California sharing the Gospel & handing out the million dollar bill Gospel tracts on Hollywood BLVD yesterday. Thank you for all of your prayers!!! 11 people have been…Continue

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Comment by Jennifer Fortney on August 5, 2015 at 3:28pm

Prayers for school, finances, husband's health please.  God bless :)

Comment by Mark Howard on June 22, 2014 at 7:23am

My wife Kirsten will be going to Kenya as missionaries in July 2014. Please pray for many souls will be saved as we are in the harvest field of the Lord!

God bless you richly,

Mark & Kirsten

Comment by Mark Howard on June 20, 2014 at 12:28am

We are in Huntington Beach, California sharing the Gospel & handing out the million dollar bill Gospel tracts to the lost at the pier today.

Pray many will be saved! To God be all the glory! He is King of King's & Lord of Lords!

Thank you so much for all of your prayers & support!

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God bless you richly,

Mark the California surfer dude

Comment by Mark Howard on May 24, 2014 at 2:10pm

Thank you for joining Fishers of  Men Yousef!

Comment by Mark Howard on May 22, 2014 at 7:56pm

Thank you for joining Fishers of Men Chelsea- Nicole!

God bless you richly,


Comment by Mark Howard on May 17, 2014 at 9:18am

Welcome to Fishers of  Men Phillip! Thank you for Joining! Feel  free to start a discussion or comment on any current ones!

God bless you richly,


Comment by Phillip Taylor on May 16, 2014 at 10:16pm
Thanks for the invite, God bless
Comment by Mark Howard on May 6, 2014 at 11:43am

We are in Huntington Beach, California sharing the Gospel & handing out the million dollar bill Gospel tracts to the lost at the pier today.

2 people have been saved! To God be all the glory! He is King of King's & Lord of Lords!

Comment by Eloise on April 10, 2014 at 6:45am

Thank you for the invite Mark......God Bless your weekend!

Comment by Mark Howard on April 7, 2014 at 6:42am
Did you know that only 2% of Christians tell others about how they can be saved through Jesus Christ? I pray that all Christians that read this will get serious and help Christ in winning souls! Every day 150,000 people die around the world. Many of them end up in hell! Do you want any of your family, friends or any person to suffer in hell for eternity? ***THE GREAT COMMISSION*** is a special calling from Jesus Christ to all His followers to take specific action while on this earth. GO TELL OTHERS HOW THEY CAN BE SAVED THROUGH OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST! Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 
Remember that by giving out the Gospel you are offering the greatest gift in the world! we are offering lost people eternal salvation through our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ!
Why should you give out tracts? Here are 10 reasons:
They are a very economical form of evangelism
They work while we sleep
They have the ability to get into a house and stay there
They are never afraid or show cowardice
They are never tempted to compromise their message
They never get tired, discouraged or give up
They stick to what they have to say and never argue
They can present the message when don't have time
They can go to places where we cannot
They get people in the mood – they only speak when they are read
Fellowship Tract League offers many awesome Gospel tracts for FREE!

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