Mt. 4:18-22; Mk. 1:16-20; Lk. 5:1-11

The brothers, Peter and Andrew worked together in the fishing trade in Galilee. They were partners with James and John, who were the sons of Zebedee. Peter, Andrew and John, along with Philip and Bartholomew were the five disciples that Jesus had chosen earlier.

While Jesus was in the organizing stages of His ministry, these men had returned to their occupations. In the Galilean ministry, He needed the disciples full-time.

When He went to the Sea of Galilee to recall Peter, Andrew and John, Jesus found them cleaning up after a night of catching no fish. He borrowed Peter’s boat, moved out from the shore and taught the people who had followed Him there.

After this, Jesus instructed Peter to, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”

The men caught so many fish that their net began to break. They filled two boats and they began to sink. Jesus then said to Peter, “Do not be afraid. From now on you will catch men.”

James joined his brother John, Peter and Andrew and they forsook all and followed Jesus.