They were Simon
AKA Peter, Andrew, James and John.
Learn more about the
disciples in this study lesson from the Bible about
the first followers
Now as Jesus was
walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two
brothers, Simon who was called Peter, and Andrew
his brother, casting a net into the sea; for
they were fishermen.
And He *said to them,
Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of
Immediately they left
their nets and followed Him. -
Simple Words - "Follow Me."
Jesus told Peter and Andrew
to leave their fishing business and become
'fishers of men,' to help others find
Jesus was calling them away
from their productive trades to be productive
These first disciples obeyed
-- This could be a lesson about faith and obedience
to God as is covered many times in Scripture but I
want to concentrate today on the instruction the
story gives us as Christians.
Should Christians Do?
We all need to fish for souls
just like Andrew and the other disciples.
If we practice Christ's
teachings and share the gospel with others - or, if
we only live and act in such a way that other
people see the light of Christ through us, we will
be able to draw those around us to Jesus like the
fisherman who pulls fish into his boat with
& Andrew) were not in a hypnotic trance
when they followed but had been thoroughly
convinced that following Christ would change their
But what about us? Jesus is
always ready and willing to change our lives
I am neither a preacher nor a
biblical scholar; just a person like you who needs
God to help me through life, and I pray that, if
you haven't already, you will receive
Christ and experience
the same joy that I have received by accepting Him
as my personal Savior.
Secondly, we all need to tell
others about him. Let's become "fishers of
Love in Christ
If you need more information
about the love and life-changing experience of
Jesus Christ, please take a moment to
Verses about the first disciples, only
fishermen and how Jesus chose them are from New
American Standard Bible & New King James
Version - Lessons from Life Application Study
Bible: NIV - Passage above credited to Lockman