[12] When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he withdrew to Galilee. [13] Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali— [14] to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah: [15] “Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles— [16] the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.” [17] From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” [18] As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. [19] “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” [20] At once they left their nets and followed him. [21] Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, [22] and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him. [23] Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. [24] News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and he healed them. [25] Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him.(Matthew 4:12-25, NIV)

Notice what Jesus did. 

He talked to people. He invited people to follow Him. 

Proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom, Jesus was inviting people to follow Him. The stories show His continuation of making disciples and working miracles: 

1. proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom, 

2. inviting people to follow Him, 

3. making disciples, 

4. working miracles. 

How is Jesus doing that today? How is Jesus doing that through us today? 

Jesus had people with Him. Who is traveling with you?

I know. Relationships are risky. But with the risk is a great reward: 

1. Relationships are painful. 

2. Relationships need work. 

3. Relationships transform us. 

Read the story again. Think about what Jesus did. Think about what Jesus is doing through you. Think about the people Jesus is inviting into your story.