And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
They had gone from fishermen to fishers-of-men.
Now, that's all that the Bible tells about their fishing strategy. Says that they were to let their blessing rest on a home, that they weren't to amass money or even be dependent on material comforts. Says they prayed for people and God answered their prayers. Does NOT say that they had a particular strategy for convincing people to follow the Jesus they had begun following. There's a lot left to the imagination in that department.
So now the questions. Each of these is related to the overarching question: "What does it mean to be a fisher of men?"
- If it feels bad to find a hook in the bait (if you're the fish), is it okay to use that technique?
- Is it fishing to throw in bait but use no hooks?
- When "fishing" for people, is it better to use a baited line, dynamite, a harpoon, or nets?