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Gone Fishing
Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3

Anna Shirey

Matthew 4:12-23

Object: a fishing pole and net


First Thoughts: As Jesus begins his itinerant ministry, he starts to build his team. In church work we might spend a lot of time figuring out what we need most from our leaders. Perhaps we make a list of gifts we'd like to see, expectations we want to have fulfilled, desired previous experience which indicates the likelihood of success in this church environment. Jesus apparently had none of these criteria; he just asked for a "yes." But this wasn't a casual "yes," like we might say to a request to teach Sunday school or serve as stewardship chair. It was a leave-everything-behind-and-totally-sell-out-to-the-cause yes! Jesus didn't seem too concerned with what the disciples currently knew; he knew that anyone who was dedicated would learn on the job. Jesus had faith that God could equip his team as they ...

This Children's Sermon, Gone Fishing, is based on Matthew 4:12-23 and relates to Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3. This Children's Sermon on Matthew 4:12-23 is just one of over 3,000 children's sermons at SermonSuite also offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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