Some ideas about the rat race, being a self-made man or woman, and the ABCs of spiritual success. Plus, some great new music!
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Armen Alexander “Race of Time”
Jimmie Bratcher “Get Out the Boat”
Background guitar music by Mark Steven Brocke
Matthew 16:25-26 (NIV)
25For whoever wants to save his life? will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it. 26What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?
Luke 5:1-11 (NIV)
1One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, with the people crowding around him and listening to the word of God, 2he saw at the water?s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. 3He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat.
4When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, ?Put out into deep water, and let down? the nets for a catch.?
5Simon answered, ?Master, we?ve worked hard all night and haven?t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.?
6When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. 7So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.
8When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus? knees and said, ?Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!? 9For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken, 10and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon?s partners.
Then Jesus said to Simon, ?Don?t be afraid; from now on you will catch men.? 11So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.