Mark 1:16-21 – Becoming Fishers of Men
|| Matthew 4:18-22
MK1:16 Now while walking beside the sea of Galilee Jesus saw Simon and Andrew, Simon’s brother. As they were fishermen they were casting their nets into the sea. MK1:17 Jesus said to them: “Come and follow me, and I will make you fishers for men.” MK1:18 At once they left their nets and followed him. MK1:19 Continuing a little further he saw James the son of Zebedee and his brother John. They also were in their boat mending the nets, and he immediately called them. MK1:20 They immediately left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and they went and followed Jesus. MK1:21 So they came to Capernaum, and on the next Sabbath he entered the synagogue and began to teach.
 Matthew 4:18-22: For details see notes in Nazarene Commentary 2000 on Matthew.
 Walking beside the sea: We see the Nazarene’s footprints in the sand.
 Zebedee: Or, Zabdi.
 Left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men: We can imagine the look on his face as he sees his sons leave for a life he could not begin to imagine, nor could history at this time.
 He entered the synagogue: There is a synagogue uncovered by archaeologists here that was built by the charity of a Roman centurion. Later Paul will follow the Nazarene’s example in using the Jewish synagogue system as the frame work for the beginning of Christianity.
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Matthew 4:18-22 – The Calling of the First Disciples
|| Mark 1:16-20; Luke 5:1-11; John 1:35-42
MT4:18 Walking by the Sea of Galilee Jesus saw two brothers, Simon (who is also called Peter) and Andrew his brother. They were fishermen and were casting their fishing-nets into the sea. MT4:19 And Jesus said to them, “Come here and follow me, and I will make you fishers of humans.” MT4:20 And these immediately dropped their nets and they followed Jesus. MT4:21 And leaving there, Jesus saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother. They were in the fishing boat with their father Zebedee repairing their nets. Jesus called them. MT4:22 At once these left the boat and their father and they followed Jesus.
 Simon: The first disciple called or invited. The name means “Listen” and occurs 80 times in the Christian Bible. Others are also called by this name.
Simon Peter and Andrew with Christ. Mortier. In the Bowyer Bible in Bolton Museum, England. Print 3543. From “An Illustrated Commentary on the Gospel of Mark” by Phillip Medhurst. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
 Peter: The name means “Rock” and occurs 175 times (most often in the Book of Acts) in the Christian Bible. Peter is most often listed first in the list of the apostles.
 Andrew: The second called. The name means “Manly” and occurs 13 times in the Christian Bible.
 Immediately dropped their nets: It is possible these men were baptized disciples of John the Baptist. It is also possible Jesus had known these men as he had grown up in the area of Galilee. One notes how quickly they were willing to quit their trade and follow the Messiah.
 James: The names means “Surplanter” and equals Jacob and occurs 54 times in the Christian Bible. It is possible that James was a cousin or kinsman of Jesus of Nazareth.
 John: The name means “Yah Favors; God’s Gift” and occurs 140 times in the Christian Bible.
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