Jesus calls for disciples a second time, Luke 5:1-11

The first time Jesus calls for disciples He was near the river Jordan. The Second time Jesus calls disciples He was at the Sea of Galilee.

Some disciples were in both groups e.g. Peter, Andrew.

This time Peter and his brother Andrew were working by casting a fishing net into the lake.

At this time he called James and John who were brothers. This was the second set of brothers called.

The other set of brothers in the 12 disciples were Andrew and Simon also called Peter by Jesus.

Background Reading:

Jesus calls for disciples a second time

5:1 One day, as the crowd was pressing in on him to listen to God’s word, Jesus was standing by the lake of Gennesaret. 2 He saw two boats lying on the shore, but the fishermen had stepped out of them and were washing their nets. 3 So Jesus got into one of the boats (the one that belonged to Simon) and asked him to push out a little from the shore. Then he sat down and began to teach the crowds from the boat.

4 When he had finished speaking, he told Simon, “Push out into deep water, and lower your nets for a catch.”

5 Simon answered, “Master, we have worked hard all night and caught nothing. But if you say so, I’ll lower the nets.” 6 After the men had done this, they caught so many fish that the nets began to tear. 7 So they signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. They came and filled both boats until the boats began to sink. 8 When Simon Peter saw this, he fell down at Jesus’ knees and said, “Leave me, Lord! I am a sinful man!”— 9 because Simon and all the people who were with him were amazed at the number of fish they had caught, 10 and so were James and John, Zebedee’s sons and Simon’s partners.

Then Jesus told Simon, “Stop being afraid. From now on you will be catching people.” 11 So when they brought the boats to shore, they left everything and followed Jesus.
Luke 5:1-11
See also Matthew 4:18-22, Mark 1:14-20


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