Pastor Joe Cammilleri preached another message on fish, fishing, and fishermen. According to Mk 1:16, they were fishers. Wouldn’t it be something if the Lord would say of our church “they were fishers”.
Fishermen know fishing takes work. Lk 5:2-5, Jn 4:35-38. It’s stinky. The work is messy. The work is hard. 1 Cor 4:8-13; 2 Cor 6:3-10. There’s no guarantee you’ll catch fish. But they know that they will profit because the fish they catch is worth something to someone else.
Fishermen know that fish fight. They fight in the water. And they fight in the boat. But fishers like the fight, it’s part of the thrill of fishing. And when the fish get close to the most, they can really fight. So, don’t be afraid to draw the net.
Fishermen know that some fish get away. 2 Tim 4:10. But they don’t stop fishing just because they lose a big one. And they don’t stop when they get skunked.
Fishers also know that fishing is a corporate thing. Jn 5:5-10. In missions your fishing gets done by proxy. You invest in those who are fishing all over the world. And your dividends increase with your increased investment. Phil 4:16-17, 2 Cor 9:6, 1 Thes 2:19.
This is why they were called fishers. Wouldn’t be something if God said this about Bible Believers Baptist Church.