Memory Text: Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And Jesus said unto them,
Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men. And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him (Mark 1:16-18).
Christ’s death was the great equalizer: it showed that we all are sinners in need of God’s grace. In light of the cross, ethnic, political, economic, and social barriers crumble. Sometimes, though, in our soul winning, we forget that crucial truth, and we especially seek to win those who might be deemed
great in the eyes of the world.
Not so with Jesus, who saw the meaninglessness and emptiness of worldly greatness and honor. In fact, in many cases, it was the most
successful people-the favorably positioned Pharisees, the wealthy Sadducees, and the Roman aristocracy-who troubled Him the most. In contrast, the
ordinary people-carpenters, fishermen, farmers, housewives, shepherds, soldiers, and servants-generally thronged and embraced Him.