Third Sunday after the Epiphany, Year B
Scripture: Mark 1:14-20
Jesus is putting together his team. He seems to understand that people learn best when they can see – in action – what is being taught. So Jesus takes these men with him when he teaches and when he heals. And most importantly, they are there with Jesus, day by day, as he gently reveals who he is. In today’s passage, Simon and Andrew leap out of their fishing boats to follow this man who has told them he will make them fishers of men. James and John are next. Jesus is demonstrating the fellowship he invites us to accept.
Note: Episcopal Migration Ministries has written special lesson plans for the first four weeks of Epiphany. They can be found here.