From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed him. And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them. And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.
For the next bit, time unknown, we are going to poke around a little bit in some Biblical characters who were at different times called to follow the Lord in some assignment. I don’t know who yet, really, but there are tons of course; and, they all reacted differently to the call of God in their lives. Since I am still re running an old series on Mon, Wed and Fridays, the plan here is to run this new material on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Every word in God’s Word has a lesson for us today. If it did not, I don’t think God would have inspired the writers to include these narratives. So, as we move along through this, we will just take a look, see how different folks reacted, and see what present day lessons we can come up with for us in our own lives.
I have absolutely zero concrete plan for this, so we may bounce back and forth a bit from place to place as the Spirit moves.
I hope you will stick around and see where it all goes!