Matthew 4:  And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. 19 Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” 20 They immediately left their nets and followed Him.

21 Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. He called them, 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Hi

23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people

From REMIGIUS:  Mystically, by the sea is figured this world, because of its bitterness and its tossing waves. Galilee is interpreted, ‘rolling’ or ‘a wheel,’ and shews the changeableness of the world. Jesus walked by the sea when He came to us by incarnation, for He took on Him of the Virgin not the flesh of sin, but the likeness of the flesh of sin. By the two brothers, two people are signified born of one God their Father; He saw them when He looked on them in His mercy. In Peter, (which is interpreted ‘owning,’) who is called Simon, (i. e. obedient,) is signified the Jewish nation, who acknowledged God in the Law, and obeyed His commandments; Andrew, which is interpreted ‘manly’ or ‘graceful,’ signifies the Gentiles, who after they had come to the knowledge of God, manfully abode in the faith. He called us His people when He sent the preachers into the world, saying, Follow me; that is, leave the deceiver, follow your Creator. Of both people there were made fishers of men, that is, preachers. Leaving their ships, that is, carnal desires, and their nets, that is, love of the world, they followed Christ.


**This week we will examine the Creed and the Biblical basis for it

 I Believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth, and of all things visible and invisible;

Genesis 1:1 – In the beginning God created heaven and the earth.

Deuteronomy 6:4 – Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one Lord.

Isaiah 40:28 – Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD the Creator of the ends of the earth, faints not, neither is weary? There is no searching of his understanding.

Romans 1:20 – For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being perceived by the things which are made, both His eternal power and divinity, so that they are without excuse.

Colossians 1:15 – Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: for by Him were all things created that are in Heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers; all things were created by Him, and for Him: and He is before all things, and by Him all things consist.


And in one Lord Jesus Christ, The Only-Begotten Son of God,

John 3:16 – For God so loved the world that He gave His Only-Begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Begotten of the Father before all ages

John 17:5 – And now, O Father, glorify Thou Me with Thine Own Self with the glory which I had with Thee before the world was.

Light of Light, True God of True God

Matthew 4:16 – The people who sat in darkness saw a great light; and to those who sat in the region and shadow of death, light rose up to them.

Acts 13:47 – For thus the Lord hath enjoined us: I have set Thee for a light to the nations, that Thou be for salvation unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Jeremiah 10:10 – But the LORD is the true God, He is the living God, and an everlasting King: at His wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide His indignation.


Begotten not created

John 3:16 – For God so loved the world that He gave His Only-Begotten Son, that everyone whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Of one essence with the Father

John 10:30 – I and the Father are one.

John 17:10 – And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to Thee. Holy Father, keep through Thine own name those whom Thou hast given Me, that they may be one as We are One.

Through whom all things were made

John 1:3 All things came into being through Him, and without Him not even one thing came into being that hath come to be.

Colossians 1:18 – And He is the Head of the body, the Church, Who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He might come to hold first place.


Who for us and for our salvation came down from heaven,

John 16:28 – I came forth from the Father and have come into the world.

Acts 13:47 – For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set Thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that Thou should be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.

Colossians 1:18 – And He is the Head of the body, the Church, Who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He might come to hold first place.

And was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary

Matthew 1:20 – But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 1:21 – And she shall bring forth a Son, and thou shall call His name JESUS; for He shall save His people from their sins. Now this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, the Virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a Son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

Luke 1:35 – And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God”.

And became man

John 1:14 – And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the Only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Luke 24:39 – Behold My hands and My feet, that I am He. Touch me and see, for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, even as ye see Me having.


He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered and was buried; on the third day He rose again, According to the Scriptures;

1 Corinthians 15:3-4 – For I delivered to you in the first place what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he hath been raised the third day according to the Scriptures,

Luke 24:46 – And He said unto them, thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead on the third day.

Matthew 27:22 – Pilate said unto them, what shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all said unto him, let Him be crucified. And the governor said, Why? What evil has He done? But they cried out the more, saying, let Him be crucified. When Pilate saw that he could not prevail, but that a riot was made, he took water and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this Just Person, see ye to it. Then answered all the people, and said, His Blood be on us, and on our children. Then he released Barabbas unto them, and when he has scourged Jesus, he led Him to be crucified.

Matthew 27:59 – And when Joseph has taken the Body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and laid it in his own new tomb, which had been hewn out of a rock, and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulcher and departed.

Mark 16:1 – And when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Salome, had brought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint Him. And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulcher at the rising of the sun. And they said among themselves, who shall roll away the stone from the door of the sepulcher? And when they looked, they say that the stone was rolled away; for it was very great. And entering into the sepulcher, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment, and they were afraid. And he said to them, be not afraid, ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified, He is Risen, He is not here. Behold the place where they laid Him.


He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father;

Luke 22:69 – From now on the Son of Man shall be sitting on the right of the power of God.

Matthew 26:64 – Jesus said to him, “Thou has said; moreover, I say to you, henceforth ye shall see the Son of Man sitting on the right of the power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.

Mark 16:19 – Then indeed, after speaking to them, the Lord was taken up into heaven, and sat on the Right of God.

Luke 24:51 – And it came to pass, as He was blessing them, He stood apart from them and was carried up into heaven.

He will come again with glory to judge the living and the dead. His kingdom will have no end;

Matthew 24:30 – And then shall the sign of the Son of Man appear in heaven, and then the tribes of the earth shall mourn, and they shall see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

Romans 14:9 – For to this purpose Christ both died and rose and came to life again, in order that He might become Lord both of the dead and the living.