Jesus Calls His First Disciples
In this week’s text Jesus calls his first few disciples…fishermen, ordinary men with ordinary lives. These are the people who’ve seen and heard Jesus as he’s begun his public ministry. They’ve seen him do miracles, and in this text, they get to see it first hand. What follows is a humble response by Peter, who realizes in a way he never had before, that he was with the one and only Son of God. Jesus calls these men to give up their normal predictable lives to join him and follow him in a life centered around the gospel – the good news that Jesus was changing the world. The call to discipleship was a big one for them, just as it is for us. Listen and see what happened as Peter and his friends became fishers of men!