Today is the sixth day of the Lent season. Today we will learn about the FIRST FOLLOWERS of Jesus Christ. In the Gospel of John (John 1:35-51); we are told that the day after Jesus was baptized Jesus choose two of John the Baptist's followers to go with him. In the Gospel of Matthew (Matthew 4:12-17); we are told that Jesus went to the desert to be alone with God for 40 days and began His preaching before he called the First Followers. What we do know for sure is that these events happened in the first year of Jesus' Ministry. Some timelines call this "The Year of Inauguration"
Almighty and everlasting God, Thank you for this time of year that we remember what Jesus did for us so that we can become Your children, and live with you forever in heaven. Help us to learn more about You and Your Son from Your Word, the Bible. And help us to learn to say NO to sins and YES to obeying your commandments and spending more time with you. Thank you for being the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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Matthew 4:12-17 (New International Version, ©2011)
Jesus Begins to Preach 12 When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he withdrew to Galilee.
13 Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali—
14 to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah:
15 “Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—
16 the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.”[a]
17 From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”
Matthew 4:16 Ref: Isaiah 9:1,2
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The Old Testament and Gospel Bible Text is from NIV and copied from Bible Gateway.com