Mark 1:16-20
Call & Response

Jesus begins his ministry by announcing the Good News of the kingdom of God—the kingdom is drawing near now! Along with this declaration Jesus begins the process of building a community of disciples to assist him in his kingdom work. He calls and the disciples respond with a “bold yes” joining his band of followers. This pattern of ‘call and response’ requires both commitment and a communal engagement. When we say “yes” in this manner we become active participants in the establishment of God’s kingdom on earth.