This Week's Bible Topic
God often meets us and says to us, "Get up and get going". What then?
Bible Verses for this week:
The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, saying,2"Get
up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I
tell you." 3So Jonah set out and went to Nineveh, according to
the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly large city, a three
days' walk across. 4Jonah began to go into the city, going a
day's walk. And he cried out, "Forty days more, and Nineveh shall be
overthrown!" 5And the people of Nineveh believed God; they
proclaimed a fast, and everyone, great and small, put on sackcloth. 6When the news reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his
throne, removed his robe, covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. 7Then he had a proclamation made in Nineveh: "By the decree of
the king and his nobles: No human being or animal, no herd or flock, shall
taste anything. They shall not feed, nor shall they drink water. 8Human beings and animals shall be covered with sackcloth, and
they shall cry mightily to God. All shall turn from their evil ways and
from the violence that is in their hands.9Who knows? God may
relent and change his mind; he may turn from his fierce anger, so that we
do not perish." 10When God saw what they did, how they turned
from their evil ways, God changed his mind about the calamity that he had
said he would bring upon them; and he did not do it.
Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good
news of God, 15and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the
kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news." 16As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his
brother Andrew casting a net into the sea-for they were fishermen. 17And Jesus said to them, "Follow me and I will make you fish
for people." 18And immediately they left their nets and followed
him. 19As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee
and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets.
Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat
with the hired men, and followed him.