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Mark 1:16-20 – Jesus Calls Four Disciples


Jesus calls Simon, Andrew, James, and John.


As Jesus begins his ministry he calls his first disciples--Simon, Andrew, James, and John--to follow him and "fish for people." Simon and Andrew leave the mending of their nets. James and John leave their father, and all four begin to follow Jesus.

Mark 1:16-20

Jesus Calls the First Disciples

16 As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake—for they were fishermen. 17And Jesus said to them, ‘Follow me and I will make you fish for people.’ 18And immediately they left their nets and followed him. 19As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets. 20Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him.

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