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THE LAUNCH


"LAUNCH OUT INTO THE DEEP


Luke 5:1 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,

2 And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them and were washing their nets.

3 And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, (BAM) and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people out of the ship.

4 Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, (BAM) Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.

5 And Simon (BAM) answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy Word I will let down the net.

6 And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.

7 And they beckoned unto their partners, (BAM PA) which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came and filled both the ships so that they began to sink.

8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.

9 For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: BAM WILL BE ASTONISHED!


· There are hungry people who want to hear the Word of God

· People have given up on fishing for souls

· They are trying to wash and fix their nets

· Jesus begins teaching the people about fishing in a new way

· Jesus says Launch out into the deep

· People say we have tried and failed

· Nevertheless, we will obey your Word to do so.

· We let down the net on the OTHER side, in a new place

· We will be astonished at the amount of harvest


QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION:

  1. Do you believe "Let the Word Become Life in Your Life" is the gospel message that Jesus wants to proclaim to the world?

  2. Is Obeying His Word an act of Faith?

  3. Do you have Faith for a harvest or Faith in His Command? Selah, think about it!

  4. Peter was astonished at the harvest? Did he have any faith that he would catch anything? Or did he just Obey His Word?

  5. What are some things you plan on doing to be a part of the Launch Team?

Looking forward to our Discussion!


In His Service,

Bishop Bill

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Andrew Riley
Andrew Riley
Oct 18, 2023

Letting the WORD become Life in our lives is to allow The Kingdom of God to dwell within us! It is the only message that Christ would speak of. And I'm firmly convinced that He is preaching that same message even deeper today.


I will show you my faith by my works. The only way to see faith is by doing what God has commanded us to do.


The promise of the harvest is made because the Spirit of God is going to move a new way in our hearts this season and we will "DO" the Works of the Lord that He has spoken to us directly and indirectly!


From what I have experienced in my life with Walking…


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Andrew, I love this statement: "Letting the WORD become Life in our lives is to allow The Kingdom of God to dwell within us! It is the only message that Christ would speak of. And I'm firmly convinced that He is preaching that same message even deeper today. Great statement: "Peter didn't have faith anything was going to be caught, and was definitely shocked/astonished. But he also knew to listen to the Prophet/Messenger of God and obeyed! Like Christ says in the Word, it is not my works but the Father in me. Every time the Word of God manifests in our lives, we are astonished. Thanks for the great post. In His Service, Bishop Bill


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Bobbi Sue Zelko
Bobbi Sue Zelko
Oct 18, 2023

So I'm a little bit frustrated because I posted my discussion questions Monday night! Specifically took time on my laptop not my phone so it looked organized etc and i come back to check on it and it never even posted!! Ugh so here's my short version slightly unorganized answers ha!

1, let the word become life in your life I truly believe is the difference between knowledge and application. Like woah. We have the book ... The Bible... That's the "knowledge" but to love it understand it and apply it is really making it come alive in our lives... And that's what every person needs to really know how to do!


2. Absolutely!!!! We are relinquishing control of our…


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Bobbie Sue, I love your statement: "We are relinquishing control of our lives back to the Lord. Oh. that more people would understand that is what is meant by making Him Lord of our Lives. Thank you for this statement: "I have faith in God's command. He will provide the harvest I just have to go and plant the seed. Thank you for being excited about being a part of the launch team: "I'll be telling and showing everyone there about it and writing the reviews etc.. and my social media accounts are absolutely going to be used. I have faith my excitement over this and what Bishops teachings of God faith and obedience has done for me in my…

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Amanda Evans
Amanda Evans
Oct 18, 2023
  1. Do you believe "Let the Word Become Life in Your Life" is the gospel message that Jesus wants to proclaim to the world? Yes I do believe that “Let the Word Become Life in Your Life” is the gospel message that Jesus wants to proclaim to the world.

  2. Is Obeying His Word an act of Faith? Yes! Obeying His Word is an act of faith.

  3. Do you have Faith for a harvest or Faith in His Command? Selah, think about it! I have faith in His command. It’s a fact that He finishes what He starts. The order of creation follows His command. It follows that having faith in His command will naturally produce a harvest.

  4. Peter was astonished at the harvest? Did…

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Thank you Amanda, I like your statement: "I have faith in His command. It’s a fact that He finishes what He starts. The order of creation follows His command. It follows that having faith in His command will naturally produce a harvest." And: "Peter simply obeyed His word. Obedience opened the door for the catch. Love it: Buy, rate, and review.

In His Service, Bishop Bill

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Elder Christy
Elder Christy
Oct 18, 2023

Do you believe "Let the Word Become Life in Your Life" is the gospel message that Jesus wants to proclaim to the world? YES! It is the message that has already changed so many lives and it's time that it goes to the world in a brand new way!


Is Obeying His Word an act of Faith? My first reaction would have been to say yes, but when I stop to actually consider it, the answer is no. This answer goes right with question 4...Peter did not have any faith that they would catch anything, he simply obeyed. If he had faith, he wouldn't have repented afterwards when they did catch all that they had and he was astonished. We…


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Thank you Elder Christy, I like your summary statement: YES! It is the message that has already changed so many lives and it's time that it goes to the world in a brand new way! Thank you for your "Selah moment: My first reaction would have been to say yes, but when I stop to actually consider it, the answer is no. This answer goes right with question 4...Peter did not have any faith that they would catch anything, he simply obeyed. If he had faith, he wouldn't have repented afterwards when they did catch all that they had and he was astonished. We have those same times in our own lives when we simply obey because it's what Go…

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Rev. Ryan Welker
Rev. Ryan Welker
Oct 17, 2023

Do you believe "Let the Word Become Life in Your Life" is the gospel message that Jesus wants to proclaim to the world?


Absolutely. "Let the Word Become Life in Your life" was the message that Jesus preached to everyone. He did not preach to give people head knowledge but have the Words that God spoke through Him become life in in hearers around him. Without this message, the Word of God is just head knowledge not lifestyle/heart change.


Is Obeying His Word an act of Faith? Yes.


Do you have Faith for a harvest or Faith in His Command? Selah, think about it!

I have faith in His command. I cannot harvest without Him telling me to. He to…


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Elder Christy
Elder Christy
Oct 20, 2023
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Thank you Rev. Ryan for your reply here, "I have faith in His command. I cannot harvest without Him telling me to. He told me to go into all the world and preach the gospel and make disciples of of all nations. Because I obey that command, He will cause me to make disciples therefore I will have a harvest of souls."--this is the same thing that has been said many, many times over the years and yet you saying it here and the connection to the scripture in Luke 5 where Peter just obeyed Jesus command makes it even more clear. God tells us what to do, where to fish, at what time and harvest happens. This is …

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