After John1 was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee,2 proclaiming the good news of God.3
"The time has come,"4 he said. "The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe5 the good news!"6
As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen.
"Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men."
At once they left their nets and followed him.7
When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets.
Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.
They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach.8
The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law.9