MONDAY, JANUARY 3
5 “Master,” Simon replied, “we worked hard all last night and didn’t catch a thing.
But if you say so, I’ll let the nets down again.”
6 And this time their nets were so full of fish they began to tear!
Luke 5:5-6 (NLT)
NORTHSTAR’S APPROACH TO CHURCH: LET DOWN OUR NETS
One Sunday morning, two men are out in a boat, fishing. After several hours on the lake without catching a single fish, one of the men says to his friend, “You know, we probably should have stayed home and gone to church this morning.” The other man says, “Well, I could have stayed home, but I couldn’t have gone to church.” “Why’s that?” asks his friend. “My wife is sick,” the fisherman answers.
In Luke 5 Jesus used the example of fishing to clarify the role of His disciples and His Church. Jesus performs a miracle. The significance of the miracle is that it becomes a picture of our mission. The event signifies not only what disciples are called to do but who disciples are as they do it. They will go from being fishers of fish to fishers of men.
As Northstar Church celebrates its 25th anniversary, we are taking the month to remind ourselves of why we are here and how we got here. God made it very clear twenty-five years ago that He wanted our church to let down our nets in this community. How have you been affected by Northstar letting down our nets in the community?
Thank God for giving our Church a clear mission. Pray God help us continue to fulfill His mission for us.