Letting Go of the Nets

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C.S. Lewis once wrote, “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” Times of transition provide the unique opportunity to take a step back and look at our lives and how they are connected to others from a different perspective. It is a time to look at what drives and moves us as individuals and as the body of Christ. Today Dan Moran begins his work as transitional pastor by teaching about how Jesus called Peter, James and John to leave their nets behind and follow him. We see that leaving their nets behind meant leaving everything to follow Jesus. We must answer the questions “What net are we holding on to?” and “Are we willing to let go of that net in our lives?”

References:

  • Luke 5:1-11
  • Psalm 119:105
  • John 8:31-32
  • Psalm 40:8
  • Colossians 1:9
  • Joshua 22:5
  • Mark 16:15
  • Colossians 1:10
  • Ephesians 5:6
  • 1 John 4:4
  • 2 Timothy 2:15
  • 2 Chronicles 7:14
  • 2 Peter 5:6-10

Sermon Notes:

– Every Christian today must know the Word of God so they can define God’s will for their lives and be empowered to accomplish His work.
– Unconditional Surrender will lead to an undeniable transformation.

  • If we will listen to His word, He will teach us His will. (v. 1-3)
    • To know His Word
    • To know His will
    • To walk in His ways
    • To do His work
  • If we will do what He says, He will show us His power. (v.4-7)
    • Empower us to withstand the lies of the deceivers
    • Empower us to overcome the devil
    • Empower us to overlook any of the doubters
  • It we will humble ourselves He will raise us up, fill us with His power and use us in His service (v 8-10)