Jesus calls Peter Andrew James and John

Jesus Words 6 – Jesus in Capernaum

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Peter approaching JesusJesus saw Peter and Andrew as they were cleaning their nets on the beach. He said, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers for men.” He got into the boat, and taught. When he was done teaching, he told Simon, “Put out into the deep, and let down your nets for a catch.” Peter started to explain that they’d fished all night, but that he would follow Jesus’ instruction – and following… they needed James and John’s boat to help bring in the huge catch.

Seeing this and falling at Jesus feet, Simon “The Rock” said, “Leave me Lord, because I am a sinful man”. Jesus replied, “Don’t be afraid. From now on you will be fishing for people” Both sets of brothers left everything and followed him.

Jesus and the large catch of fish calling Peter and AndrewJesus was approached by Jewish elders asking for him to heal a servant of the Centurion (who paid for the new synagogue to be built). Jesus went with them.

Close to the house, the Centurion came out to him asking, “Lord; my servant is paralyzed and painfully tortured.” Jesus said, “I will come, and heal him.

He responded, “Lord, you don’t have to, because I’m not worthy for you to enter my house. I did not believe that I was worthy to come to you personally, but if you say the word – my servant will be healed. I understand authority; I command many soldiers. I tell one ‘Go’, and he goes… another ‘come’ and he comes. I direct my subjects what to do, and they do it.”

Jesus listened, and marveled. Turning to his followers, he said, “I tell you Truth’s truth; I have not found such great faith… even in Israel!  I tell you that many will come from the east and the west, and will sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the Kingdom of Heaven, but the children of the Kingdom will be thrown out into the outer darkness. There, will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Centurion asking Jesus to heal his servant

Turning to the centurion, he said, “Go your way; let what you believed… be done for you.” The elders hurried back to the house, and they confirmed that the servant had been healed when Jesus told the Centurion that his request was granted.



Up next:

  • Jesus’ 1st Sabbath in Capernaum



Paraphrase Notes:

  • “Most Certainly“ is the phrase used in this translation, but other versions use, “Verily, verily”, “Very Truly”, “Most assuredly”, etc.. The use of a repeated word used here would probably best be translated as “Amen, amen”, but since this word marks our modern Pharisaical trumpet (at the end of our prayers), it also is not an culturally understandable term. Amen is a confirmation of truth, and the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth. This Spirit was in Joshua after his baptism, and was planted here (through Joshua’s death), and now lives inside each of his followers. “Truth’s truth” is the cultural paraphrase used in this story.  Feel free to look up Strongs #g281 (link to Blue Letter Bible)



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