Chapter 1 – Fishers Of Men

OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Write the Key Verse from memory.
  • Identify the first and last commandments of Jesus to His followers.
  • Define “multiplication.”
  • Explain what is meant by spiritual multiplication.
  • Define “method.”
  • Define “methodologies.”
  • Explain what is meant by spiritual “multiplication methodologies.”
  • Summarize principles of natural fishing which are applicable to spiritual fishing.

INTRODUCTION

When Jesus Christ began His public ministry on earth, He called several men to be His first disciples:

And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become
fishers of men. (Mark 1:17)

His first command to these men was to multiply spiritually. If they followed Him, He would make them “fishers of men.” They would reproduce as they “fished” spiritually for other men and women.

The last message of Jesus to His followers was a call to spiritual reproduction:

But ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and
ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in
Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

And when He had spoken these things, while they beheld, He was taken up;
and a cloud received Him out of their sight. (Acts 1:8-9) 

How could the disciples fulfill this great commission given by Jesus? How could this small group of people multiply to reach the entire world?

Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.