Fish Tales: Sharing Good News with the World

Fish Tales is a five-week sermon series for the summer of 2019. Focusing on the story of Jonah and a weekly “fish story” from the four Gospels, we will teach on the church’s work of evangelism. Practical strategies for faith sharing and apologetics will be taught using the outline below.


June 23                      Pay Attention to God’s Work in the World

Jonah 1:1-9                      God calls Jonah to go to Ninevah

Matthew 4:18-22             Jesus calls the disciples to be fishers of people

Theme:                             Realizing God’s mission of saving the world


June 30                     Pay Attention to Your Witness to the World

Jonah 1:10-17                  Jonah rejects God’s call

Matthew 14:13-21          The disciples ask Jesus to send the crowds away (Jesus feeds the 5,000)

Theme:                            Realigning ourselves with God’s mission of saving the world


July 7                           Go Where the Fish Are

Jonah 2:1-10                       Jonah prays from inside the fish

Luke 5:1-7                           Jesus tells Peter to cast his net on the other side of the boat

Theme:                                Praying for the lost


July 14                          Get in the Water

Jonah 3:1-10                       Jonah goes to Ninevah

John 21:1-14                       Peter and the disciples go fishing

Theme:                                Strategically sharing the Gospel


July 21                         Grab the Net

Jonah 4:1-11                     God provides a plant to offer shade (and an object lesson) to Jonah

Matthew 17:24-27            Jesus tells Peter to go catch a fish and there will be a coin in the fish’s mouth

Theme:                              Expecting God’s Provision