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Week 76 Bible Reading: Matthew 4:18–22

Go Fishing!

“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” - Matthew 4:19

Do you like to fish?

There are lots of ways to fish. One is flyfishing. That’s when you whip the line back and forth over your head. Then you release the line and set the fly-like lure down on the water’s surface. If you are successful, a big rainbow trout will rise, strike the lure, and you’ll set the hook. The battle is on!

Halibut fishermen up in Alaska use another method. They go out on the ocean and drop baited hooks 125 to 150 feet into the water. When one of those big, flat fish goes for the bait and is hooked, he begins a long ride to the surface.

Jesus told Peter and Andrew to follow Him, and He would make them “fishers of men” (Matthew 4:18–19 NKJV). As followers of Christ today, we too are to be “fishing” for people in our world. This means we use lots of different ways to tell them the good news of salvation through faith in Jesus.

You’re never too young to go fishing. For fish or for people. Do you have any friends who need to hear about Jesus?

Fun Fact

The biggest halibut ever caught by a fisherman weighed 515 pounds. It was pulled out of the water off the coast of Norway in 2017.

Just You and God

“God, I don’t really know how to tell my friends about you. Can you help me do that?”
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