Jesus made it clear that he wants us – you and me – to go into the world and make disciples. We take such a directive seriously because after all, we know the difference knowing Jesus has made in our lives. We desperately want others to find the help and the hope in him that we have. We want our parents, our children, our coworkers and friends to have what we have. In Luke 5, we find a certain “fish story” interaction between Jesus and Peter that provides perspective on the process of faith sharing and just how God works in us and through us as we share our faith with those we love. Then, in 1 and 2 Peter, Peter shares his own well-lived principles for bringing people to Christ and offers certain “fishing tips” for us today.
When Jesus first called His disciples that were in the fishing business, He promised they’d become “fishers of men.” But what does that really mean? In this chapter, you’ll learn that “fishing for people” is all about sharing your faith with others and trusting God to do the rest.
When you think of “aliens,” you probably picture little green men from far off galaxies or scary creatures in outer space. But in this chapter, you’ll consider a different way of thinking about “aliens”! Jesus calls those who are far off spiritually—aliens—into His family.
Some people just have the gift of gab. They can talk readily and easily about almost anything with almost anybody! But for many of us, sharing our faith seems daunting. In this chapter, you’ll learn insights on how to get comfortable showing and telling others about your faith.
Most fisherman have a favorite bait they like to use. And in this chapter, you’ll see how Jesus draws people to Himself using His favorite “bait.” What is His favorite bait? Find out—and learn why every believer can “go fish” like Jesus!
Ask anyone who’s caught a lot of fish, and they’ll tell you that the key to their success is patience. In this chapter, you’ll dive deeper into this secret to becoming better at “fishing for people.”