Fishing stories. We've all heard them. "It was this big." "You should have seen the one that got away." People love to tell stories of their fishing adventures. When it comes to faith, however, most people clam up. Why can't we talk about what God has done in our lives as naturally as we can spin fishing tales?
In this 6-part series, Andy Stanley explores the motivation behind sharing your faith and how it can become a natural part of your life.
Part 1 - We Were All Fish Once (Andy Stanley)
Jesus wants to make his followers fishers of men. God will take and shape the potential of his followers so that they will be perfectly positioned in other's lives to help them understand how to be followers of Christ. Mark 1:14-20
Part 2 - Why Fish? (Andy Stanley)
Why bother to try and convince people to accept Christ? Salvation is found in no one else but the name of Jesus. As followers of Christ, we have to fish, because the message of salvation is not intuitive; it must be shared. Acts 4:5-20
Part 3 - Fish Guts (Andy Stanley)
Sometimes our fears keep us from sharing the message of Christ with those who have never heard. We must remember that God is in control, and we have been invited to participate in what He is up to. If we are to be fishers of men, we must ask God to enable us to have the courage to say something when an opportunity to share His love is given to us. Acts 4:23-31
Part 4 - Fishing Buddies (Andy Stanley)
What's the relationship between building the church and being a fisher of men? Fishing was never intended to be a solo mission. The church was meant to partner with us in the fishing process. Matthew 16:13-18, 18:19-20
Part 5 - Muddy Water (Andy Stanley)
Becoming a Christian isn't about praying a prayer, attending church, or becoming committed to God. The message of Christ is simple: God loved us enough to give His son, Jesus, to die for us. All He asks of us is that we place our trust in Him, and He will give us eternal life. John 3:16-17
Part 6 - The One That Got Away (Andy Stanley)
It is easy to become consumed in our Christian world and forget about those who don't know God. It is our responsibility to go back to those people and share what we've discovered. 2 Kings 6:32-7:17, 1 John 4:9-10