Facebook Live in March 2021
“Fish are Nothing…”
“And Jesus said to Simon, ‘Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.’ And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him.” Luke 5:10b-11
Kori and I have been watching the TV series “The Chosen”. The other night we watched the episode based on this passage. Peter had spent the whole night fishing and not caught a thing. The show portrayed Peter as desperate to catch enough fish to pay off his debts or he will lose everything. Jesus shows up and miraculously provides what Peter needs to free him to follow Jesus. He then says to Peter, “Fish are nothing. From now on you will catch people.”
Jesus often did that. He used a physical miracle to catch people’s attention and then addressed the real issue: sin and people’s reconciliation to God. When the paralytic was lowered through the roof to be healed (Luke 5:17-26) the first thing Jesus said to him was “Man, your sins are forgiven you.” Then he healed him to show his authority to forgive sins.
Right now I’m sitting in the house we bought one year ago. I could tell you so many stories of God’s miraculous provision that enabled us to own this house. God used this house to catch my attention and build my faith. But even things like this house are small potatoes compared to Jesus’ great commission of making disciples (Matthew 28:18-20). What a privilege to be a part of building up the Czech church to fulfill her God-given mandate to fish for people.
Facebook Live with Pastor Sherry, Assoc. Minister Jason and Missionaries supported by The Well, Greg & Kori Strock.
Greg Strock – Greg and his family are part of a group called Josiah Venture whose call to mission is to raise up young Christian leaders in the Czech Republic through personal discipleship after the example of Jesus.
Watch the video to hear what they have been up to lately!