As he was walking by the Sea of Galilee he saw two brothers, Simon (called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea (for they were fishermen). He said to them, “Follow me, and I will turn you into fishers of people!” They left their nets immediately and followed him.
Going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and his brother John, in a boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets. Then he called them.
They immediately left the boat and their father and followed him.
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COMMENT & QUESTIONS
This is Matthew’s first account of Jesus making disciples. 2000 years later Jesus is still calling for people to follow Him through His word. They left nets and boats to follow Jesus.
Are there sacrifices that Christ has called us to make to become His disciples?
Consider for a moment how your life has changed since becoming a follower of Christ. Consider how your life might have looked different if you hadn't been a follower of His. Try to remember all of the ways that He has called you to be different.
Thanks that we can be called followers of Jesus Thanks for those who helped us become disciples For all who need to make difficult sacrifices to follow Jesus