Bible: Matthew 4:17-23

4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach this message: 1  “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.”

The Call of the Disciples

4:18 As 2  he was walking by the Sea of Galilee he saw two brothers, Simon (called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea (for they were fishermen). 3  4:19 He said to them, “Follow me, and I will turn you into fishers of people.” 4  4:20 They 5  left their nets immediately and followed him. 6  4:21 Going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in a boat 7  with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. Then 8  he called them. 4:22 They 9  immediately left the boat and their father and followed him.

Jesus’ Healing Ministry

4:23 Jesus 10  went throughout all of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, 11  preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of disease and sickness among the people.

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