DESIGN - This masculine fish hook cross necklace has a sleek stainless steel cross pendant with a fish hook attached. Offered in Stainless Steel or Gold plated. It represents Jesus Christ and His command to Follow Him. Jesus used practical analogies to teach about God’s forgiveness, love, redemption, and salvation. He asked fishermen to be His disciples, to use the Gospel message as a net to capture the souls of men, thereby pulling them safely out of a dangerous ocean of sin and death into Heaven. He said, "Follow me and I will make you fishers of men." Shields of Strength is a Texas based Company. We stand behind our designs.
SCRIPTURE - The cross is inscribed with Matthew 4:19, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.”
DIMENSIONS - The necklace measures 1.76 inch tall, 1.01 inch wide, and .22 inch thick. Choose from an 18, 20, 22, 24, or 30-inch chain.
MATERIAL - Shields of Strength uses the highest grade stainless steel containing zero nickel, commonly referred to as “Surgical Grade” which does not irritate skin and never tarnishes. Shields of Strength uses extra heavy gold plating with a minimum of 40 mils of real gold plated.
WARRANTY - Our prayer is that Shields of Strength will serve as a reminder of God's Word. We 100% guarantee all stainless steel jewelry for a lifetime. Gold plated jewelry is plated heavily with real gold and is warrantied for 1 year from the date of purchase. Shields of Strength 14K gold is genuine metal stamped authentic. If you ever have a problem, contact our customer support team, they will take care of you. If an item does not meet your expectations, please call us at 1-800-326-7882.
Were Jesus Christ's Disciples Fishermen?
In the broadest sense of the word all of Christ’s disciples were fishermen, fishermen of people. The definition of disciple in the Greek is mathétés (math-ay-tes'); basic usage is a learner, disciple, pupil. The Old and New Testaments document the many disciples of God. The Book of Matthew specifically addresses the twelve apostles of Jesus, who were His disciples. He chose them and empowered them and sent them out into the world to do His will. They traveled extensively throughout the Roman Empire. The twelve were from various occupations. Two of the twelve were professional fisherman, brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew. It was one of the most important and common occupations of biblical times. Fishermen used spears, nets, lines, and hooks (Matt. 13:47-48). They were highly skilled and knowledgeable regarding their profession. Jesus taught Peter and Andrew how to be fishers of men, not only in words, but deeds and sharing His Truths. The Shields of Strength Fish Hook Cross necklace is one of many cross necklaces to choose from for a variety of occupations. Toss out a big net; find your occupation or that of a loved one or friend now. Be intentional, your Lord is!
What is the meaning of Matthew 4:19?
I will make you fishers of men.
- The Immediate Action -
Jesus Christ lowered Himself from Heaven out of His love for His Father. He touched the lives of everyone He met like no other before Him or since. In the Book of Matthew, the redeemed soul will find five major messages that Christ gave to His disciples and followers. All His messages are still applicable today. His messages are meant to impact the world and the people in it. Matthew was a tax collector detested by most people of his day. Yet, Jesus chose Matthew to follow Him, making him a disciple (Matt. 9:9). Matthew became an eyewitness of Christ’s ministry on earth and was divinely inspired by the Holy Spirit to write (Matt 4:12-25). He wrote about Jesus being tempted and not sinning. He wrote about what it means to be like Jesus, His power, love, grace, and mercy (Matt. 10:25). Matthew was witness to Jesus by the Sea of Galilee when they came upon two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew who were fishermen. Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men (Matt. 4:19). These fishermen called by Jesus, immediately left their careers, and eventually became members of the disciples of Jesus, the twelve (Matt. 4:18-22). He taught them to be like Him. What does it mean to be like Jesus? In this complex world, how is that possible? To proclaim the message of Christ one must be born again (John 3:57). Not perfect but saved. Declare your faith in Jesus, be fishermen of people. Live a faith-fueled life. And tell others the Good News.