Monday

Day – Philippians 4

Night – Romans 8

 

Tuesday

Day – 2 Corinthians 2

Night – 1 John 5

 

Wednesday

Day – 2 Peter 1

Night – 2 Corinthians 4

 

Thursday

Day – Hebrews 11

Night – 1 Samuel 17

 

Friday

Day – 1 Samuel 22

Night – 1 Samuel 23

 


 


 

We are Giant Killers

 


 

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ

  • Have can do attitude

 

Romans 8:35-37

We are more than conquerors

  • I don’t know what you are facing this week but I do know you are more than a conqueror.
  • What makes us to conquer no matter the odds? It’s an anointing to win that’s on us

 

2 Corinthians 2:14

Always causes us to triumph

  • The world says you win some and you lose some. I never lose anything! You can win all the time.
  • Christ is the Anointed One; it is His anointing.

 

1 John 5:4

This is the victory that overcomes

  • Our faith is the victory.

 

2 Peter 1:1

Obtained like precious faith

  • Which means we have the same faith today as they did in the bible day’s.

 

2 Corinthians 4:13

The same spirit of faith

  • It’s not a different faith it’s the same… we have the same faith that David had when he went up against Goliath.
  • David in the faith hall of fame.

 

Hebrews 11:32-34

  • David was a giant killer. You can remember his story.

 

1 Samuel 17:32-37

  • But did you know that David was not the only giant killer in the bible? There were hundreds of men that let David be there leader and as a result they became champions themselves.
  • They didn’t start out that way but the became that. And guess what? It was a process. Why? Because winning is a process.

 

1 Samuel 22:1-2

  • They were in distress debt and discontented. And afraid.
  • We may start off chumps but end up champions

 

2 Samuel 21:15-22

  • There were four other men all of whom David developed that were giant killers also.

 

2 Samuel 23:8-23

  • This is the kind of victory God intends for you as you follow the leader He has placed in your life.

 

We are Giant Killers

 

Which means…

We may start off chumps but end up champions

You may not be able to tell by looking at us outwardly but inwardly we are chosen kings.

Do I have any female giant killers? Yes! Deborah, sheba, the virtuous woman of Proverbs and rahab

We are chiseled and refined in the process of time. Iron sharpens.

 

This message is for visitors…

 


 

Jeremiah 3:15

Breakthrough has come to faith family church, we have turned a corner, new people are being added to the family.  We have had literally hundreds of visitors come through our doors in only 3.5 short years.  Generally speaking when people are looking for a church they visit from place to place and from time to time.
Also there are those that come to faith family on a regular basis.  I really believe this is a message from the Lord particularly to those that are visitors.  I believe I am to show you today from the word of God that every sheep needs a shepherd and how to discover who your pastor is.

Matthew 9:36-37


        >I believe as the Lord sits at the Throne in heaven looking upon the multitudes here in the earth that He is even now moved with the same compassion.
        >fainted and scattered as sheep having no shepherd…  In various translations its says distressed, weary, helpless and scattered.
        >People are often in the condition that they are in simply because they don’t have a pastor.

Psalm 100.3


        >To God we are His sheep.  Being such He has given to every one a pastor for a very specific purpose.

Jeremiah 3:15


        >Your pastor is a gift from God who is assigned to feed you with knowledge and understanding.
        >Matthew 4:4  – Jesus says that man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.  God uses your pastor to feed you His word.

Ephesians 4:11


        >Again, your pastor is a gift given to you from God.
        >And there is a difference between having a teacher and a pastor.

1 Corinthians 4:15


        >You can have a lot of ministers that you listen to and have benefited from, but in your life you’ll have very few pastors.
        >Who is the one who watches for your soul?

Hebrews 13:17


        >Your pastor is tasked with a very specific assignment and will have to give account to God.
        >Going to church(es) or watching Christian television is no substitute for having someone in your life that you can obey and submit to.
        >Your pastor watches for your soul.  That’s not something generic, this is very specific.

1 Peter 5:2-4


        >Feed and Watch (over-sight) over it willingly, the NLT says.
        >Notice the term Chief Shepherd indicates that there are under shepherds…

1 Samuel 12:23


        >This is my most important job as a pastor is to pray for the sheep.

Matthew 18:12-13


        >Because your pastor is assigned to watch and has to give an account, there will often be certain things that he will require in order for him to be a good steward.
        >At FFC we ask that you go thru our “membership” class to officially acknowledge that you believe that God has given me to be your pastor.
        >You knowing who’s your pastor is important, but also him knowing that he is your pastor is important as well.

John 4:10


        >It is possible for God to give you a gift and you not recognize it.

        >So it’s important then to learn how to discover  – Who’s Your Pastor.
We know that many that come and visit with us are visiting with friends and family.  And many may be looking for a good church home.  In either case let me encourage you in this…

1.  Ask God for His direction.  Proverbs 3:6
2.  Allow the Holy Spirit to lead you.  Romans 8:16
3.  Take your time.  1 Thessalonians 5:21
4. Walk by faith not by sight.  2 Corinthians 5:7.  There are no perfect pastors.  But the one God has chosen for you is perfect for you.

 


 

Follow the Leader

 


 

1 Corinthians 11:1-3

 

I am really excited about today’s message. It is one that I have been looking forward to for a good part of this entire series. It gets into the heart of where we are going with this teaching. The title of the message is called Follow the Leader. If you can remember there once was a Honda commercial that said just that. The idea is that the guy who is out front and ahead of the pack, the leader, is on a Honda. And it would only make sense that the smart thing to do is to just “Follow the Leader.”

Spiritually speaking the Spirit of God is saying that to us today. Follow the Leader. Who is the Leader in your life? On your job its your boss. In your country its the president. But what about in your life, who is the leader? Most Christians I would think would tend to say that God or Jesus is the Leader of their life as a whole.

Yet Paul says to the church at Corinth that they should follow him as he follows Christ. My challenge to you today is to get you to identify IF you have allowed your pastor to sit in that seat of authority in your life or if you are in the drivers seat of authority and answer to know one except Jesus Christ.

 

1 Corinthians 11:1-3

>Paul says “You be followers of me, even as I am of Christ.” Whose following whom? They are clearly to follow Paul like Paul follows Christ.

>Followers here means – an imitator. ILL: Training in Landscaping

>We pointed out last time that the first words and last words of Jesus directly to Peter specifically were “Follow Me” as we have them recorded.

>In Matthew 4:19, Follow Me means – Come hither, come here, come; come!, come now! And in John 21:19, Follow Me means – to follow one who precedes, join him as his attendant, accompany him; to join one as a disciple, become or be his disciple; side with his party

 

Mark 10:21, 28

>Uses the same word that John uses

>Well evidently it is not automatic that when Jesus says follow Me, that the people He is speaking to will do so. This one went away grieved. Peter pipes up and says with left everything and followed You.

>Have you left everything to followed Christ? Peter and others had at Jesus’ direct word. Now, they are following Jesus like Paul said he did. But who are you following? Jesus?

>Or are you making excuses like the those who couldn’t?

 

1 Corinthians 11:2-3

>The head of every man is Christ. You would think then that would confirm that all men are to follow Christ directly. But it can’t be the case, because He just told them to follow him!

>He is establishing divine order vs. 2. Every man needs a head; in order to be a man you need a head. Every man needs a leader. He calls that leader “Christ.”

>Ladies: This is good for you to hear because you need to know what to look for (if you’re unmarried) and what to pray for (if you’re married).

 

Ephesians 4:7-8,11

>So “Christ” gave some to be ___ according to the measure of the gift of “Christ.” In other words when an apostle or pastor functions he is functioning as “Christ.” All of us are the Body of Christ in the earth.

>So the head of every man is in one of those gifts. Every man needs a head. Someone that they are submitted to. Someone that can tell them when they are wrong. Someone that can tell them to do something that they don’t want to do and they do it anyway. Someone that they follow.

 

Matthew 8:9

>Are you a man under authority? Who is the leader in your life? The head of every man is Christ – someone functioning in Jesus’ anointing.

>Now I am the first to admit that I do not get excited about the idea of someone else having control over my life. I like the idea of a wife having to submit to me but I don’t like the idea of me having to submit to somebody else.

>However, there is a reason that the word is teaching us these things and its up to us to adjust to the word and not the word to us.

 

Hebrews 13:7-8, 17

>Remember them and obey them that RULE over you. Who rules over you? Who is your leader? Really, most people when it comes right down to it, they are their own leader. They are not submitted to anybody and it (lack of submission) shows up in their life.

>Pride (lack of submission) goes before destruction.

>Could somebody else’s life be destroyed because of your lack of submission? ABSOLUTELY.

>Give me 12 men that will follow me and we can change the world. They key is not having 12 men. But having 12 men that FOLLOW me.

>So because their is lack of submission in this church, there are countless numbers of men women and children that may end up going to hell and being destroyed.

>Ladies: Pay attention to this. It is so important for you to practice submission to your husband. Someday it may save your life or someone else’s.

 

Ephesians 5:22-24

>ILL: One thing that peeves me in movies is when a man tries to protect his wife (woman) and she does listen and they both get taken as a result.

>Train yourself in some small things to do what your husband says do even if you think you have a better idea. In an emergency and for your protection, do exactly what you are told when you are told and the way you are told.

>Christ, the Anointed One and His Anointing’s, is head of the church.

 

John 12:26

>Now when you serve your pastor you are serving Christ.

>Yeah you can thump your Bible and beat your chest, “as for me and my house we shall serve the Lord.” But if you don’t have someone that you are submitted to then its just fluff.

>And you make it a struggle for your wife to submit to you when she sees that you are not submitted to someone yourself.

>Why is camping important to me? Bonding. We go as men, we come back as brothers. Building relationships. United we stand, divided we fall. Team building. 12 men can change the world, ask seattle.

>Well if a man is following me then where I am, there will he be. Right?

 

Judges 7:15-18

>As I do so shall you do… That is leadership right there.

>The sword of the Lord and of Gideon… Who is the Gideon in your life? Well whoever that person is the word of the Lord to you says “Follow the Leader.”

>Serving and following go hand in hand. He had 300 men that were with him.

 

Joshua 1:16-18

>They stepped up big time for Joshua. All that you command us we will do and wherever you send us we will go. And, whoever is not obeying, we will deal with them.

>Who can tell you to do something that you don’t want to do and you do it?

 

Philippians 3:17-19 KJV & NLT

>They essentially are their own god. Self-god.

>Pattern your life after mine and learn from others that follow… I know that I live in a glass house. But it is for good purpose.

 

1 Corinthians 4:16-18

>Now some of you are puffed up! Tell your neighbor, “Don’t be puffed up.” Who does pastor stan think he is…

>I beseech you today Faith Family, Follow Me as I Follow Christ!

 



 

 

Brother Roderick Garrett

 


 

Introduction

1 TIMOTHY 2:1-8

  1. I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
  2. For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
  3. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
  4. Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
  5. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
  6. Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
  7. Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.
  8. I will therefore that men

Setting of 1 Timothy –Paul wrote this letter (epistle) to Timothy, a young leader in the church, to give encouragement and instruction. Having said that, its application is to all believers everywhere. Specifically, Paul provides Timothy with instructions on right beliefs (to teach sound, correct doctrine), instructions for the church (administration), and instructions for its leaders (qualifications).

 

WHO SHOULD PRAY?

  • Answer: Everyone (First Duty of the Church)
  • Verse 8—” I will therefore that menpray every where…”
  • Pull up NIV, Amplified, and The Message translations
  • WHO SHOULD YOU PRAY FOR?
  • Answer: 1) For oneself (inferred from passage); and 2) For everyone else.
  • Verses 1&2—”…made for all men…”
  • Every person needs prayer they need God for salvation, direction, and care
  • James 5:16

 

WHAT SHOULD WE PRAY FOR?

  • Verse 1—”…supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks…”
  • Types of prayer mentioned:
  • Supplication (Deeseis) –prayers that focus on special needs
  • Prayers (Proseuchas) –special times of prayer set aside for devotion and worship [also includes confession]
  • Intercessions (Enteuxeis) –bold praying; to stand before God on the behalf of another person
  • Thanksgiving (Eucharistias) –thank God for hearing and answering our prayers; thank God for what He has done and is going to do
  • Verse 4—”…all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.”
  • Model Prayer Matthew 6:9-13
  • Colossians 1:9-11

 

WHERE SHOULD WE PRAY?

Verse 8—”I will therefore that men pray every where…”

  • Public
  • Private
  • Church

 

WHEN SHOULD WE PRAY?

  • Verse 8—”I will therefore that men pray every where…”
  • The inference is all of the time.
  • Luke 2:37; 21:36
  • 1 Thessalonians 3:10; 5:17
  • Romans 12:12
  • Ephesians 6:18

 

WHY SHOULD WE PRAY?

  • Verse 2—”…that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty
  • Verses 4-6—” Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
  • Anonymous Poem
  • Pray? Why Pray? What can praying do? Prayer really changes things, arranges life anew. It’s good for your digestion, gives peaceful sleep at night. And fills the grayest days with rays of glowing light. It puts a smile upon your face, a love note in your tone. It makes you fit to live with others, and fit to live alone. Pray? Why Pray? What can praying do? It brings God down from heaven to live and work in you!

 


 

Rev. Dr. Stanley L. Scott

 


 



 

 

Bishop George Davis

 


 

 

From AFRAID to COMMITted

 


 

Matthew 4:18,19

 

John 21:1-22

~ Peter was grieved.

 

Mark 10:17-22,28

~ Ruler went away grieved.

 

Grief is normally associated with loss. The rich young ruler was also grieved. What is going on here with these two men. Jesus was targeting both of them. Have you ever met a man that was afraid to commit. Take for instance a guy who has been dating a woman for year after year after year. What is going on here? If they love one another (sleeping together), then why aren’t they getting married? I believe all to often you will find in those situations that for one the guy is afraid to commit. Sometimes its the woman who is afraid to commit.

I’m led to show you from the word of God today how you can go from being afraid to being committed. The love of God is the only thing powerful enough to move you from being afraid to being committed. In other words, LOVE will make you make the commitment.

 

1 John 4:18

>Perfected love casts out fear

 

Hebrews 2:14

>Fear involves bondage and torment

>ILL: fight or flight

 

1 Timothy 3:3

>Not a brawler; if he won’t run from you then he will fight with you before he commits to you.

 

Acts 9:5

>It’s hard to kick against the pricks; Paul was one of the most committed Christians that ever walked the face of the planet. But he didn’t start out that way. Love met Him on that road to Damascus.

>Jacob wrestled with God; Jonah ran from God; Now what about you?

 

Genesis 3:10

>He was afraid and hid; when a man is afraid he hides. Why aren’t there more men in church today? Could it be that they are hiding from commitment.

 

1 Samuel 10:22,26

>Saul hid amongst the stuff; let the Lord touch your heart about somebody. In other words you should be committed to somebody.

 

1 Peter 2:21-23

>Jesus committed Himself to God

>Leaving us an example to follow

 

2 Corinthians 2:4

>Love moved him to write to them, not that they should be grieved but to know love (almost like Jesus talking to peter)

 

Deuteronomy 20:1

Joshua 1:9

>God tells us throughout the scriptures to be not afraid

 

Luke 12:4

>Jesus constantly; Do not be afraid of people

>If someone hurt you in a current or previous relationship, do not carry the baggage of FEAR.

 

Judges 6:23,27

Judges 7:3,9-11

>Gideon was afraid, had men who were afraid; NLT we see flight and fight in scripture

 

Romans 5:5

>The love of God has been shed abroad in your heart and is designed to deal with the fear in his heart.

 

Mark 10:21

>Remember Jesus looked at him and loved him

 

John 13:1

>He loved them unto the end

 

Mark 16:5-7

>Go tell My disciples and Peter.

 

 

Sister Arlene Williams

 


 

PREPARE FOR MORE, PREPARE FOR MORE:

 

God is doing a great thing here at FFC and He wants to do even Greater.

 

Prophecy spoken over the church:

1. Breakthrough has come to FFC, We have turned a corner; More people are being added, prepare for more, prepare for more, prepare for more

2. Isaiah 54: 1-5

 

God sends people in need, to the place where He has made preparations for them:

 

1. God sent Elijah to the widow’s place because he had made preparations for him : 1Kings 17:8-9

It was no surprise to the Widow when he came to her

Sustain: nourish somebody: to provide sobebody with nourishment or the necessities of life

2. God told Jesus to prepare a place for us: John 14:1-3

3. And God has told us: Prepare for more, prepare for more

 

However, are we really prepared to receive people who will be in need?

Or are we still needy ourselves?

Are we looking at our situation and complaining about ?

Are we s procrastinating in preparing?

Have we done what God has told us to do in order to prepare?

Are we being Stubborn?

Are we hoping that someone else will do it?

 

How do I prepare for more? U/nderstand that preparing to sustain someone will be different for everyone, but as we all prepare it empowers the assembly as a whole

 

1. Seek God’s advice/ counsel/ instructions yourself: Lord what do you want me to do? A. Jesus tells us to seek FIRST (1st Priority) God’s Kingdom, God’s Righteousness :Matthew 6:33

B. God says seek Himh early and while He is near by: Isaiah 55: 6 -9

1. Not doing it your way of doing/thinking

2. Return to The Lord

C. In order to find something, you have to be looking for it:

D. Solomon got God’s advice First on how to rule Israel: I Kings 3: 3-14

1. Becaue he did God gave him more than what he asked for

 

2. Listen to/Consider what- the Lord is telling you to do and trust that what He is telling you, and the way He is telling you to do it is true.

A. Trust The Lord Completely: Proverbs 3:5-6

1. Don’t depend on your way of thinking (how you would do it)

2. Acknowledge The Lord / Respect Him

 

3.Once you get the answer from God on how to prepare, act immediately. procrastination doesn’t cause you to change your mind. Don’t allow the enemy/ your way of thinking stop what God has told you to do:

 

Joshua asked the Israelites: How long will you halt between two opinions?

If God be for you, then serve Him

If you know what to give don’t wait and tell them to come back tomorrow. Give it to them now.

 

How do I position myself to walk in greatness:

 

Matthew 9 17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.


Luke 5

37 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish.

38 But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved.

39 No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better.

 

First understand that it is a process: A person set in their old ways; is not going to immediately desire/ accept a new way

 

It is a process

 

Be as your MASTER

Luke 6: 40 The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.

Jesus points out that we as His servants will not be greater than Him; but if we are going to be great, we will be just like Him: Jesus sets the bar to greatness

 

Know The Master’s Intent (Think Like The Master)

 

Mark 12:30-31 King James Version (KJV)

30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

 

John 14

15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

 

Walk Like The Master

1 John 2

3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

 

2 John 1

5 And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.

6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in IT.

 

Luke 6:

35 “Love your enemies! Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to be repaid. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for he is kind to those who are unthankful and wicked. 36 You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate.

 

Matthew 5:43-48

 

Change your way of thinking /Renew your Mind

Renewing- a renewal, renovation, complete change for the better

Romans 12:2

2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

 

Colossians 3

9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds

10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

 

Philippians 4:

8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

Meaning, the things you have learned: do it

” ” received: do it

” ” heard : do it

” “seen in me: do it

 

Last but not least: Remember that it is a process

 

2. Remember what God has done for you in that situation:

II Peter 1

5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

 

What has God instructed Faith Family as a whole to do that we have not done yet?

 

God is not going to promote us an we are still closefisted.

God doesn’t love like that neither should we.

 


 

Winning is A Process

 


 

Proverbs 11:30

John 21:1-19

 

I would imagine that this would have to be one of the most important series ever preached here at Faith Family Church. At the beginning of this year I believe we were given direction by the Lord as a spiritual goal for us to become Fishers of Men. And though we’ve been in this series for two months now it really feels like we are just getting started.

Our assignment as a congregation is to target men; to become Fishers of Men. We believe that when you reach the man for Christ the rest of his family will follow. The whole family serving in the Kingdom of God is our goal. Going after the men is simply our strategy. It’s not that we favor or prefer the men over the women and children. We are just following God’s order and Jesus’ example.

My purpose today is to simply show you from the word of God that Winning Is A Process. Using Peter as the example, we continue to see Jesus’ efforts to make a champion Fisher-of-men out of him. Today particularly I appeal to those that are married. I ask that you hear me very carefully today; this will greatly help you. 50% of marriages end in divorce. Since 72.3% of black children born today are born to an unwed mother, I wonder if 50% of the remaining 27% end up divorced. And if so that would explain why african americans have the high percentage of single parented households.

I am going to teach you today by the Holy Spirit how to win over your husband in any area where he may be lacking or failing. Your husband is a man and Jesus can teach you how to win him. He knows how to win men. Again, the biggest thing you should take home with you today is that Winning Is A Process.

 

John 21:1

>This is after Jesus was crucified on the cross and had risen from the dead.

>Remember the progression. Matthew 4 & Mark 1. Then John 1 & Luke 5.

 

Matthew 26:31-35

>Notice the supernatural use of the word offended in its connection to this message from the Lord to use today.

 

Proverbs 18:19

>Peter denied Jesus. Your husband may have denied you and your family the leadership you deserve. Affection, Support, Love.

>The beauty and hidden mystery of this verse is that He is telling us it is possible. Just like the walled cities of the promised land and Jericho were conquered, so shall a brother offended can be won.

>Men, sometimes a woman can turn you off to her because of her behavior. You can be won.

 

Luke 22:31-34

>When you are converted (won) strengthen your brothers.

>Jesus sees Peter as the leader that God had called him to be.

 

John 21:2-3

>Peter was the leader of the disciples. They followed his lead.

>So they are fishing all night and hadn’t caught anything. Doesn’t that sound familiar?

 

John 21:4-6

>Now the last time this happened Jesus told them that from that point forward they would catch men.

>In Luke 5, He said let down your net(s) for a catch. He let down the net, and the net brake. And they ended up having to put the fish in the boats and the ships began to sink. Had they let down the net(s) they would have had a larger harvest.

>God always rewards obedience to the fullest extent that you allow. Sow sparingly reap sparingly. Sow bountifully and reap bountifully.

 

John 21:7

>What? Sounds like he’s ashamed again. Sounds like he’s feeling unworthy again. But watch how Jesus ministers to him and wins Peter again.

 

John 21:11

>Why point out the fact that the net was not broken? They are remembering what happened at the beginning. How Jesus told them they would be made to become Fishers of Men.

 

John 21:19

>This message is so supernatural. FOLLOW ME! After all these years now Jesus is still telling Peter the same thing. The gifts and calling of God are irrevocable.

>Years can pass but that mantle of leadership in your home and in the church at the least will always be there. God expects you to be the head and not the tail.

 

1 Peter 3:1-2

>Do you think that Peter knows anything about how a man can be won to obeying the word of the Lord? Absolutely.

>Winning is a process. It takes time. And when you win, it will be worth the wait.