Teach A Man To Fish
Discipleship Illustrated Sermon

In the cartoon you see two fishermen, the one on the left seems to have had good luck, he has a bucket full of fish. He's offering the younger man some of his bait.

The younger man is trying to catch fish without bait.

What if the more experienced man just gave him his bucket of fish?

It wouldn't help him to learn how to catch his own, would it?

Better to teach a man to fish

So what does this have to do with the Word of God? It is used as an example for discipleship. You can give a person the gift of salvation, but unless you disciple him, he has not learn how to go and catch more for the kingdom of God.