Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Message from Jim Wolfe, High School Teacher

Bible Object Lesson
Using a Barrel Net to Catch Fish

If you have never seen a barrel net before, they are a very interesting device for catching fish. The opening at one end is very large and the smell of the enclosed bait entices the fish into the net. The net then has two funnels into which the fish enter, but cannot go back out.
Actually there is one small way out of the net. The fish though are so busy trying every which way to get out once they are caught that the opening is oblivious to them. They stay caught in the net.

This is a wonderful illustration of how Satan entices us into sin. It doesn't look very threatening and the bait is so attractive. Once we are caught in the net of sin though, there is only one way out - that is Jesus. We can try other ways, but there is only one out of sin's trap. Through him!

Matthew 7:13-14: "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it."

John 14:6: "Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

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