/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// // // /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// var title="Four Fishermen"; var title2="Lesson 15"; var max=18; Text=new Array(18); aposstr=new String; speechstr=new String; aposstr="'"; speechstr='"'; for (var x=0; x<=max; x++) { Text[x]=""; } Text[0]=' 1. Jesus came to live at Capernaum on the Sea of Galilee.'; Text[1]=' 2. There were many people living in the area of Capernaum. They soon heard that Jesus was staying in their town.'; Text[2]=' 3. They came to hear Jesus and to see Him as He was talking to people on the shore of the Sea of Galilee.'; Text[3]=' 4. More people came to hear Jesus. They were crowding all around Him, almost crowding Him into the water.'; Text[4]=' 5. Jesus saw two empty fishing boats on the shore. The fishermen were washing their nets.'; Text[5]=' 6. Jesus walked over and stepped into the boat belonging to Simon Peter. Jesus asked Peter to shove the boat away a little from the shore.'; Text[6]=' 7. When Peter had done this, Jesus sat down in the boat and taught the people. They could see and hear Him, but they could not crowd around Him.'; Text[7]=' 8. When Jesus had stopped teaching, He said to Peter, "Push out now into deep water and let down your nets for a catch."'; Text[8]=' 9. Peter answered that they had fished all night, but had caught nothing. "But if you say so," said Peter, "I\'ll let the nets down."'; Text[9]=' 10. Very likely Andrew got into the boat with his brother Peter and with Jesus. They sailed out to where the water was deep.'; Text[10]=' 11. Out on the sea, they let down their net as Jesus asked them to do.'; Text[11]=' 12. When they began to pull in their net, they found that the net was full of fish. There were so many fish that they were afraid that the net might tear.'; Text[12]=' 13. They waved to James and John to come and to help them to bring in the many fish.'; Text[13]=' 14. When James and John had come with their boat, they filled both boats until they began to sink.'; Text[14]=' 15. All were amazed. Peter fell on his knees in front of Jesus and said, "Keep away from me, Lord, for I\'m only a sinful man."'; Text[15]=' 16. Jesus told Peter, "Don\'t be afraid . . . From now on you will be a fisher of men."'; Text[16]=' 17. Peter, Andrew, James and John brought the two boats with the fish to shore. They had listened to the teaching of Jesus and had seen a miracle with their own eyes.'; Text[17]=' 18. Now they were willing to follow Jesus wherever He went to become fishers of men.';