The Jesus Tree–Day Nine

Today’s reading was again a bit out of order chronologically, as we went back to read about Jesus calling the first disciples. Our morning readings from the ESV were from Matthew 4:18-22, Mark 1:16-20, and Luke 5:1-11, and they all focused on Jesus calling fishermen to become “fishers of men,” (thus the fish symbol). Tonight, from The Story Bible, we read the abridged account from John 1:35-51, which, surprisingly, focuses on a different even altogether, and even different disciples, (Philip and Nathanael). You’d think that John, being a fisherman himself, and having actually been there, would have shared that story, but he didn’t. Once again, it’s interesting to see how the evangelists shared a different perspective on the same event in their writings.

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