Catch, Clean, & Cook Pt. 3

Bible Verse:
Luke 5: 4-11

Preacher:
James M. Moody

Date Preached:
10/15/2017


Reading Schedule:

Sunday

10/15

Proverbs Ch. 1; Luke 5: 1-11

Monday
10/16
Proverbs Ch. 16; Lke 5: 12-25

Tuesday

10/17

Proverbs Ch. 17; Luke 5: 26-39

Wednesday

10/18

Proverbs Ch. 18; John 21: 1-14

Thursday

10/19

Proverbs Ch. 19; Matthew 4: 17-25

Friday
10/20
Proverbs Ch. 20;

Saturday

10/21

Proverbs Ch. 21;

I AM A SPIRIT WHO HAS A SOUL AND I LIVE IN A BODY!

I AM NOT A SOUL

I AM A SPIRIT

I AM NOT A BODY

I AM A SPIRIT

I AM A SPIRIT WHO HAS A SOUL AND I LIVE IN A BODY!

CO OPERATION

Luke 5: 4-11 – When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”

5 Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.”

6 When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. (The opportunity to do something bigger than you’ve ever done before may present itself as a problem. THAT’S A GOOD PROBLEM!)  7 So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came (You will need help to address your opportunity. Help shows up when you ask for it! WILL YOU HELP ME PLEASE?) and filled both boats so full that they began to sink. (When you’re winning big you will encounter more challenges, so you will have to trust each other to achieve the final outcomes. DON’T LET UP! KEEP ON WINNING!)

8 When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” 9 For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken,10 and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners. (God doesn’t bless abundantly because of our goodness. God blesses us out of God’s grace. THANK YOU LORD!)

Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” 11 So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him. (Once you’ve been blessed, get to fishing. CATCH, CLEAN, AND COOK!)

COOPERATION

    1. Cooperate – work or act together; concur in producing an effect.

    2. Co-operation – the act of working together to produce a desired outcome that is larger than what one could produce alone.

    3. The goal takes priority over myself, but I reap the benefits.

  1. 6 When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break.

    1. The opportunity to do something bigger than you’ve ever done before may present itself as a problem.

      1. Quinn Chapel has the wonderful challenge of adding over 100 new disciples to the body of Christ at Quinn Chapel between now and July 31st.

      2. As long as we’re thinking, THINK BIG!

      3. What’s your opportunity? What’s your challenge?

      4. Jesus said to Peter, “…let down the nets for a catch.”

        1. Then Jesus said to the fish, “Get in!”. And every fish in the Sea of Galilee tried to get in nets until the nets were about to burst!

        2. Just because it’s about to break your nets doesn’t mean it wasn’t sent from God!

          1. Jesus is in your boat!

          2. He’s calling the shots!

        3. God doesn’t bless abundantly because of our goodness. God blesses us out of God’s grace.

        4. THANK YOU LORD! THAT’S A GOOD PROBLEM!

  2. 7 So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came

    1. Peter’s boat called out to the other boat for help. Inviting others to be a part of the solution.

    2. You will need help to address your opportunity.

      1. Help shows up when you ask for it!

      2. WILL YOU HELP ME PLEASE?

        1. Provide lunch for this meeting…

        2. Pick up the Supervisor and bring her to worship…

        3. By calling this person and assisting in her…

        4. Restore the most significant landmark in Chicago…

        5. Register voters and get some clowns out of office…

        6. Expand our youth ministries and develop Christian adults…

        7. Support young adults as they navigate in society…

        8. Support marriages and families as the bedrock of our society…

        9. Care for seniors and enhance their lives…

        10. Deliver the gospel message to coworker, family member, sora, frat brother, neighbor and significant other…

        11. Lift up the name of Jesus Christ because at the name of Jesus every knee [shall] bow,
          in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
          11 and every tongue [confess] that Jesus Christ is Lord,
          to the glory of God the Father.

        12. Will you help me please give God praise!

      3. Peter engaged others in bringing in a catch he would share in only because their joint effort produced what he couldn’t produce alone.

      4. Having a common desired outcome does away with the spirit of competition!

  3. 7b and [they] filled both boats so full that they began to sink.

    1. The boats began to sink!

      1. OH SNAP! WHAT DO WE DO NOW?

      2. DON’T LET UP! KEEP ON WINNING!

    2. When you’re winning big you will encounter more challenges, so you will have to trust each other to achieve the final outcomes.

    3. Trust is the bedrock or essential ingredient in cooperation. ”

      1. Trust is irreplaceable when problems arise in the team.

      2. Trust is a set of expectation based on repeated observed behavior. 

    4. Building or developing trust requires us to recognize the impact our decisions and actions (inaction) have on others.

      1. Communicating what we do before we do it is one of the most important tools for building trust.

        1. Marriages have agreements as, “No one will spend more than $100 without communicating with the other spouse.

        2. Offices have arrangements where the admin staff knows where the boss is at all time and how to contact her.

        3. Ministry teams develop pacts that no one will take action without first informing the other members of the ministry.

    5. Cooperation requires patience and forbearance.

      1. Patience is the attitude. Forbearance is the action.

      2. Patience and forbearance are the attitude and action of adjusting my pace and or my posture to accommodate others.

      3. Pace and posture are easy to confuse with each other when working with others.

        1. We sometimes think people have a problem with the speed at which we operate.

        2. Use example of 3 persons lining a path. 1 behind the walker; 1 kneeling beside the path; and 1 standing away from the path.

          1. The walker first walks through at a pace and connects with no one along the path.

          2. The second time, the walker walks at the same pace and turns to tap the one behind saying, “Come on!” Then the walker bends down the touch the one kneeling and says, “Come on!” Then the walker reaches out to touch the third person saying, “Come on!”

          3. Yet the walker never breaks stride or changes pace because “It’s not his pace that was the problem, it was his posture!”

          4. IT’S NOT YOUR PACE, IT’S YOUR POSTURE!

            1. Changing your posture to reach back and bring someone along

            2. Changing your posture to bend down to lift someone higher.

            3. Changing your posture to reach out and touch someone on the outside

          5. Picking up the phone, sending a text message, or writing an email do not slow you down.

            1. They adjust your posture and position you for success!!!!

            2. Am I humble enough to work with others?

        3. With that principle, God just opened a door to your future!!! Walk on through!!!

          1. Your success, your effectiveness, your satisfaction in the work place, you joy of serving are on the other side of the door.

          2. WALK ON THROUGH!!!!!

INVITATION TO THE ASSIGNMENT GOD HAS FOR YOU!

Kneel and ask Holy Spirit to give you direction and courage.

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  1. Fill in the ministry gaps we have in this church! CHECK ONE!

      1. Youth Ministry

      2. Young Adult Ministry

      3. Family and Marriage Ministry

      4. Ministry to Senior Citizens

  1. God has a different assignment for me to fulfill in Quinn Chapel

My former assignment ___________________________________

God’s assignment for me _________________________________

Five-fold Mission of the Church

  1. MAGNIFY – We express our love for God through praise and by obeying His Commands.

  2. MISSION – We seize every opportunity to demonstrate Christ by witnessing to others by word and deed.

  3. MEMBERSHIP – We encourage all to belong to God’s eternal family through fellowship with Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

  4. MATURITY – We study to grow more Christ-like in our thoughts, words, and deeds.

  5. MINISTRY – We demonstrate God’s love by meeting the needs and healing the hurts of others.

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