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Gospel centred sermons, based on the lectionary often in advance.

Jan 17, 2017

Focus Passage: Matthew 4:12-23 

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Today we pick up the story of the call of the four fishermen and their calling and commissioning by jesus to be fishers for people. Immediately before this call Jesus begins his ministry with the famous "Repent for the kingdom of heaven has drawn near". Today this Good News has spread and made a vast impact around our whole globe. This Good News of the Kingdom of God come near was powerfully announced in the backwaters of Nazareth and Capernaum in Galilee far away form Jerusalem. So the Good News can be powerfully announced in small country towns, backwoods and regional cities, far away from Big cities like Cairo, Sydney, London, New York oor Rio. For just like the fishermen Jesus calls each of us, no matter how humble our station to tell the Good News and invite people to friendship with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Questions for thought and discussion

What do you think of the notion that you are called like the fishermen to be fishers of people, makers of disciples? How well do your words and actions reflect Jesus' call on your life?


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