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Text: Mark 1:16-20
This passage narrates one of the callings (the others are found in John and Luke; Matthew provides the same event as Mark) of Peter, Andrew, James, and John to follow Jesus. As it follows the summary message of the gospel and what it involves to accept it, this narrative could be understood to provide a prototypical example of what accepting the gospel looks like.
Mark describes the discipleship process as that of leaving the past behind and following Jesus in order to become fishers of people. How might this example be applied in each of our experiences?