Monday, July 13, 2015

Mark 1:14-20

14 After John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee announcing God’s good news, 15 saying, “Now is the time! Here comes God’s kingdom! Change your hearts and lives, and trust this good news!”

16 As Jesus passed alongside the Galilee Sea, he saw two brothers, Simon and Andrew, throwing fishing nets into the sea, for they were fishermen. 17 “Come, follow me,” he said, “and I’ll show you how to fish for people.” 18 Right away, they left their nets and followed him. 19 After going a little farther, he saw James and John, Zebedee’s sons, in their boat repairing the fishing nets. 20 At that very moment he called them. They followed him, leaving their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired workers.

After John the Baptist was arrested, Jesus went back up into the Galilee district. He started announcing God's good news -- telling people that they needed to turn their lives around and to start believing that they are on the cusp of God's kingdom. That's what it means to believe.

As Jesus was walking along the Galilee Sea, he saw two brothers, Simon and Andrew. They were fisherman working their nets in the water. He called them out, "Come follow me and I'll teach you to fish for people."

Without hesitation they abandoned their nets and followed him.

Then, a little further along the way, Jesus saw James and John, the sons of Zebedee. They were in their boat repairing fishing nets. As soon as Jesus called them, they, too, jumped right up to follow him. The brothers left their father and the hired workers in the boat.