24 For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with human hands that was only a copy of the true one;(A) he entered heaven itself,(B) now to appear for us in God’s presence.(C) 25 Nor did he enter heaven to offer himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the Most Holy Place(D) every year with blood that is not his own.(E) 26 Otherwise Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world.(F) But he has appeared(G) once for all(H) at the culmination of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself.(I) 27 Just as people are destined to die once,(J) and after that to face judgment,(K) 28 so Christ was sacrificed once(L) to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time,(M) not to bear sin,(N) but to bring salvation(O) to those who are waiting for him.(P)

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Jesus Announces the Good News(A)

14 After John(B) was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee,(C) proclaiming the good news of God.(D) 15 “The time has come,”(E) he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe(F) the good news!”(G)

Jesus Calls His First Disciples

16 As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 17 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” 18 At once they left their nets and followed him.(H)

19 When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets. 20 Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.

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