And when he had gone a little farther there, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother…
1. This call uttered by Christ was unique in its character.
2. It was emphatic in its authority.
3. It was important in its designation.
I. THE CALL TO DISCIPLESHIP COMES TO MEN PREOCCUPIED WITH THE SECULAR DUTIES OF LIFE.
1. Christ does not often call idle men to discipleship.
2. If man are active Christ does not despise the meanness of their toil.
II. The call to discipleship COMES TO SEVERAL IN THE SAME FAMILy.
III. It involves the subordination of all human relationships.
1. Of trade relationships.
2. Of domestic relationships.
(Joseph S. Exell, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And when he had gone a little further thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets.