January 21, 2018
3rd Sunday after Epiphany
Jonah 3:1-5, 10
Jon 3:1 Once again the LORD spoke to Jonah.
Jon 3:2 He said, “Go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to the people the message I have given you.”
Jon 3:3 So Jonah obeyed the LORD and went to Nineveh, a city so large that it took three days to walk through it.
Jon 3:4 Jonah started through the city, and after walking a whole day, he proclaimed, “In forty days Nineveh will be destroyed!”
Jon 3:5 The people of Nineveh believed God’s message. So they decided that everyone should fast, and all the people, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth to show that they had repented.
Jon 3:10 God saw what they did; he saw that they had given up their wicked behavior. So he changed his mind and did not punish them as he had said he would.
Mar 1:14 After John had been put in prison, Jesus went to Galilee and preached the Good News from God.
Mar 1:15 “The right time has come,” he said, “and the Kingdom of God is near! Turn away from your sins and believe the Good News!”
Mar 1:16 As Jesus walked along the shore of Lake Galilee, he saw two fishermen, Simon and his brother Andrew, catching fish with a net.
Mar 1:17 Jesus said to them, “Come with me, and I will teach you to catch people.”
Mar 1:18 At once they left their nets and went with him.
Mar 1:19 He went a little farther on and saw two other brothers, James and John, the sons of Zebedee. They were on their boat getting their nets ready.
Mar 1:20 As soon as Jesus saw them, he called them; they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and went with Jesus.