“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” Matthew 4:19
As we follower Jesus, the Greatest Fisher of People who ever lived, we will follow Him in His work of catching fish. As Christians, we will seek to catch those who swim in a sea of sin in order to bring them onto the land of God’s grace.
As I preached that simple message, I was reminded of the powerful words of Charles Spurgeon in a sermon he preaches long ago:
Oh, my brothers and sisters in Christ, if sinners will be damned, at least let them leap to hell over our bodies; and if they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees, imploring them to stay, and not madly to destroy themselves. If hell must be filled, at least let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go there unwarned and unprayed for.
Amen. Amen. Amen. May the love of Christ overflow out our mouths. May we all be unrelenting in throwing out the nets of His gospel.