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Matthew 4:18 - 4:25

Gospel of Matthew
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In Matthew 4:18-25, Jesus meets Andrew and Simon Peter while they were fishing and tells them to follow him, promising to make them "fishers of men." This story illustrates how seemingly unqualified individuals, like fishermen, can be called to serve in religious ministry. Jesus did not pay a salary to his disciples and they were allowed to continue their vocation while participating in his ministry. The crowds were drawn to Jesus because of his healing powers and he aimed to inspire people to hunger for God and to participate in the kingdom of God.

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