Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” (Matthew 4:19)
Charles Spurgeon was a British Baptist preacher who lived during the 19th century. It’s estimated that during his life he preached to around 10 million people and was a prolific writer.
Consider these words from Pastor Spurgeon, which are taken from one of his sermons.
I think I can say to every one of you—If you are already saved, then the work is only half done until you are active in bringing others to Christ.
You are as yet only half formed into the image of your Lord. You have not attained to the full development of the Christ-like life in you unless you have begun in some feeble way to tell to others of the grace of God: and I trust that you will find no rest to the sole of your foot until you have been the means of leading many to that blessed Savior who is your confidence and your hope.
His word is — “Follow me,” — not merely that you may be saved, nor even that you may be sanctified; but, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
Be following Christ with that intent and aim; and fear that you are not perfectly following him, unless in some degree he is making use of you to be fishers of men.
This Sunday join us at BCBC for fellowship at 10:30 am and stay for worship at 11:00 am.