Friday, January 23, 2009

Fishers of men

Last night I went to my net group, that's a Bible study group, and really enjoyed it. It didn't hurt that we were in a Starbucks either. We were studying Luke and dabbling into some other areas as well. Some specific, some random. It's interesting how many people will sit and listen in and just want to chat with us a little bit. Our little group reading from the Bible and praying in Starbucks. It brings me to this verse Matthew 4:18-19 As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. [19] “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men. Isn't this our purpose? If Jesus just came so that we could be saved, wouldn't he take us home as soon as this was accomplished? Obviously he not only came to save us but to make us fishers of men. To make sure that no one should perish. The apostles were not just to fish for men, but make fishers of men. People to spread the word and let people in on the good news. It just seemed to me that in a little Bible study, down at the Starbucks, we were able to be fishers of men, just by sitting and reading and praying, as others listeneing in and absorbing a little bit of something.

4 comments:

Cheryl said...

Sounds fun. Your comments oh so true also. I was just thinking about you a earlier.

On the jewelry, I've just kind of taught myself. I really like to do, just haven't really taken the time, but there is a new bead store just a few minutes from my house. I went up there the other day and the owner was showing me some things, so I've got a better handle on how to do things. Depending on our weather Monday, Jan is supposed to go back with me. She is wanting more things to do at home to keep her busy.

She's been having headaches. I think/hope/pray it is stress and not growth. She has been struggling the last month. She was really down last time when her MRI showed stable. She really had wanted so much more.

Take care!

Cheryl

Cheryl said...

Sounds fun. Your comments oh so true also. I was just thinking about you a earlier.

On the jewelry, I've just kind of taught myself. I really like to do, just haven't really taken the time, but there is a new bead store just a few minutes from my house. I went up there the other day and the owner was showing me some things, so I've got a better handle on how to do things. Depending on our weather Monday, Jan is supposed to go back with me. She is wanting more things to do at home to keep her busy.

She's been having headaches. I think/hope/pray it is stress and not growth. She has been struggling the last month. She was really down last time when her MRI showed stable. She really had wanted so much more.

Take care!

Cheryl

Deborah said...

Sometimes we forget that we are to be "in the world", shining in corrupt world, so that those will see and wonder and explore until they find Jesus. Thanks for the reminder.

Nadine said...

I think that's great that you would have bible study at Starbucks.