One day a lady criticized D.L. Moody for his methods of evangelism in attempting to win people to the Lord. Moody’s reply was “You might be right. How do you do it?” The lady replied, “I don’t do it.” Then Moody responded, “Then I like my way of doing it better.” (Illustrations Unlimited, 178)
There are a lot of people who sit back and criticize those in ministry, when they themselves are doing nothing. That’s exactly what was happening in Corinth. The Corinthians were questioning Paul’s credentials and criticizing his methodology of evangelism while they themselves were sitting back living like kings and doing nothing to win the lost. In his answer to these charges brought against him, Paul lays out a pattern for evangelism we can all follow if we want to be successful in evangelizing the lost for Christ.
May we all be encouraged through the lessons Paul gives us in today’s text to become better “fishers of men,”