Worship — Get to Know Jesus as His Followers

Sent by the Father into the world, Jesus came preaching the Gospel, saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel." Christ called and sent apostles like Simon Peter, Andrew, James, and John, and pastors and teachers throughout the ages so that this gospel of the kingdom may be preached to the whole world. God also calls each individual Christian into his family, the Church, and makes us witnesses to others of the good news of salvation. There is urgency to the Lord's call. Simon and Andrew left their nets "immediately." Our message is the same, "The time is fulfilled, the kingdom is at hand, repent and believe," for, as St. Paul wrote, "Now is the time of God's favor, now is the day of salvation." (2 Corinthians 6:2)