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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