SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2016
Study Passage: Mark 1:14-20
Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”
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. And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” And immediately they left their nets and followed him. And going on a little farther, he saw James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, who were in their boat mending the nets. And immediately he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants and followed him.
- What does genuine repentance look like?
- In verse 15, Jesus said, “repent of your sins and believe the Good News!” What happens to someone who believes it? (See 2 Cor. 5:17.)
- What does it mean to “fish for people” (v.17)? Do you think all Christians are called to do this?
Spend Time in Prayer: Confess your sins; thank God for forgiving you and cleansing you of sin; express your desire to be a follower whom Christ uses to bring others into his kingdom.
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