Saturday, January 26, 2008

calling and fishes

The gospel text for tomorrow is about Jesus calling the first disciples, who were fishermen. (Matthew 4)
As Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the lake—for they were fishermen. And he said to them, ‘Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.’ Immediately they left their nets and followed him. As he went from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed him.

For some reason, when I begin to think about children's time, all I can think of is this:


  1. That's my favoritist sesame street bit ever!!!

  2. I wish I could show that in church!

  3. I cannot even begin to tell you how close I am to showing that in our traditional church.

  4. I think I might show this as a "prelude" tomorrow. It would be fine. To open my sermon I'm going to play the whistling tune from Andy Griffith, the old Mayberry show, and show a picture of the guys with their poles. Talk about how we think fishing is relaxing, but for the disciples, fishing was work. And I am anonymous because I cannot make my google account work, grr. I am really Work in Progress. Hi.