Although some men were full-time disciples, discipleship often did not require that. while standing along the shores of the sea. The record shows us that Peter, Andrew, Philip, and Nathanial were following Jesus, and we can also assume that since James and John were business partners with Peter and Andrew, and also deeply spiritual men, they believed what Peter and Andrew said about Jesus.

Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. Change ). of the Sea of Galilee. That Peter would accept what Andrew said and also immediately accept the new name Jesus gave him shows us that Peter was a deeply spiritual man too, and immediately willing to become a disciple of Jesus.

While acquiring the boats, nets, and other equipment for successful fishing would have certainly taken at least a few weeks and perhaps longer, simply stepping back into an ongoing business would have been something they could have done easily and very quickly. To pass by, depart, pass away. The full account of how Peter and Andrew came into full-time ministry is helpful to those of us today who are not aware of the customs and processes involved in becoming a disciple of Jesus, or for that matter, of any rabbi of that time period. Call of Simon, Andrew, James and So it was at this time the apostles left the fishing for fish to others and followed Jesus on a full-time basis. gave him the name Cephas. Their conversation led to Jesus giving Peter the command, “Follow me!”. But, ultimately,

So Simon called to two other 4:18-22; Mark 1:16-20). (a) I cast, throw, rush, (b) often, in the weaker sense: I place, put, drop.

So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them. What is clear though is that John was a great prophet, and since his followers were actual “disciples,” John would have taught the truth on many different subjects. The verdict has been corroborated by external experts, and the painting is now probably worth more than £50 million. Andrew immediately started to chase after Jesus and then, after a long What links the two stories together is But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!" Of course John did not tell people to fix the roads Jesus traveled on, rather, John told people to fix themselves and the culture so they were ready for the arrival of the Lord. Hard work, they had been doing it all night long and caught nothing. Jesus told them “Follow me, and I will make [future tense] you fishers of men” (Matt. It then moved to an exhibition (from March 2007) of Italian Baroque and Renaissance art at the Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace. So, our two passages tell a single story, that is, the protracted calling of Simon Peter. It seems certain that this miracle was designed to comfort and encourage the disciples, who had families to take care of. Tissot visited the Holy Land in 1880 and observed local fishermen wearing nets around their waste. together, whether he brought Jesus to meet his brother or whether, as suggested But before going to Jesus, he first went and got his bother Peter and said, “We have found the Messiah” (John 1:42). It wasn't a question of throwing a net over the side and waiting on a catch but of lowering a heavy triple net into the water as the boat was rowed forward. 18) And walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers—Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother—casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen.

Then Peter and Andrew both went to Jesus, who immediately changed Peter’s name from “Simon” to “Rock” (“Cephas” in Aramaic, “Peter” in Greek; John 1:42). What Really Happened at the Transfiguration. Andrew, who brought Jesus and Peter together. First, Andrew got Simon/Peter : 41 He found first his own brother Simon and said to him, "We have found the Messiah " (which translated means Christ ). Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. The Calling of Saints Peter and Andrew is a painting by the Italian Baroque master Caravaggio. For example, we do not know how Matthew became a disciple of Jesus, but we know by custom and logic that it was not magical or mystical.

Nay, it is the revelation of the Holy Spirit who had also revealed it to the prophets before.’”, Hank Bitten is a retired social studies educator in New Jersey committed to informing the public about the importance of the landmark anniversaries of historical events. The record in Matthew shows that Jesus’ calling of the disciples can be confusing. They were casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. However, when Jesus imon and Andrew were cleaning the nets after a nights fishing when Jesus asked Simon to pull his boat out on to the water.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, NT Gospels: Mark 1:16 Passing along by the sea of Galilee (Mar Mk Mr) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools. This last calling of the Apostles was associated with a miracle—the catching of such a huge haul of fish that those professional fishermen were amazed. according to John's account, Andrew was originally a disciple of John the

Sold during the Commonwealth, it was re-acquired by Charles II after the Restoration. may be resolvable. I am, exist. When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed him. Instead, Months later, after Jesus had performed many miracles and John the Baptist had been killed, Jesus told some of the Apostles he would make them fishers of men, and their discipleship intensified. It has since remained in royal possession, and is today owned by Queen Elizabeth II. and Luke concerning the event are somewhat more complex and, in fact, quite In Luke, Jesus was teaching the people and the boats were empty, while the fishermen were washing their nets from the previous night’s work. which takes place before Peter's. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat. 3:8). 20:3); Daniel to Belteshazzar (Dan. A primary verb; to throw. But if Peter and Andrew were following Jesus before John was arrested, why were they fishing when Jesus called them? The record in Matthew shows that Jesus’ calling of the disciples can be confusing. In fact, not only did they know him well, they were already his disciples when he called them from their boats.