Original Posting At http://soundbitesministry.blogspot.com/2019/08/effective-fishers-of-people.html
Jesus said to Peter and Andrew, “Follow Me, and I will turn you into fishers of people.” (Matthew 4:19 NET Bible)
To be effective fishers of people, we must offer the only effective net — the gospel of Jesus Christ. To those who are perishing, the message of the cross is foolishness, but to us, it is the power of God (1 Corinthians 1:18). The gospel message has the power to change lives, to shine light into darkness, and to save souls. There is power in no other message and no other “net” can catch the fish of God. “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile” (Romans 1:16). This was Jesus’ message to Peter and Andrew — follow Me, learn from Me, know and understand My mission and My message. Only then will you be able to be fishers of people.
— Adapted from GotQuestions.org