Message from Eric Hoey
Eric Hoey, Director
Four things stand out to me in the story of Jesus calling his first disciples (Luke 5:1-11).
First, there is hunger for Jesus (“the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God”).
When he is finished teaching there is obedience (“Yet if you say so, I will let down the nets”). Simon Peter did what Jesus asked, even though, it made no sense to him, as a professional fisherman.
What comes next is recognition of who Jesus is—humility—(“when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees”).
This prepares the way for the disciples to follow Jesus, (“they left everything and followed him”).
I am grateful for stories of this kind of discipleship (below). They remind me of what is coming—the season of Advent, God faithfully coming to us again and again in the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord.
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FUPC of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan is seeking some basic information about the goals for Session regarding Evangelism/Outreach and how it might best assist its minister and congregation in making strong steps in the right direction to increase congregational numbers and programs, including youth.