And he said to them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
I. WHOM? .Not simply a human teacher, but Jesus, who qualified Himself by His earthly life, with its temptations, toil, and suffering, to be the efficient leader of men.
II. How? We cannot follow His person as the disciples did; but we may — Obey His precepts and copy His example.
III. WHY? We cannot direct our own course — there is no leader equal to Christ — if we follow Him we shall be in good company. Only thus can we escape spiritual danger and eternal death.
IV. WHITHER? To God: "I am the way," etc. To heaven: "In My:Father's house," etc.
V. WHEN? NOW. Always.
(Seeds and Saplings.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.