Pray that the saints would realize that preaching the gospel is to be fishers of men, which requires contacting people patiently, again and again, until they are “caught” unto life and brought out of the world into the kingdom of the heavens (Matt. 4:18-20; Luke 5:9-10 and note 102; Acts 11:18).
Matt. 4:18-20—And while He was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And He said to them, Come after Me, and I will make you fishers of men. And immediately leaving the nets, they followed Him.
Luke 5:9-10—For amazement had taken possession of [Simon Peter] and all who were with him, because of the catch of the fish which they took; and likewise also James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, Do not be afraid. From now on you will be catching men alive.
Acts 11:18—And when they heard these things, they became silent and glorified God, saying, Then to the Gentiles also God has given repentance unto life.
For further reading please refer to The Conclusion of the New Testament, msg. 107, pp. 1155-1156.
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