In this installment of our studies on the Gospels, we look at the miraculous catch of fish that led to Peter, Andrew, James, and John forsaking all to follow Jesus Christ—but what exactly was the miracle and why did it have such a profound effect on Peter? Next, Jesus casts a demon out of a man at the synagogue in Capernaum. What does the Bible say about demons? The people there were astonished because Jesus taught with "authority"—a word that was loaded with meaning in first-century Jewish religious circles and carries deep meaning for Jesus' ministry—and for His followers today.
United Church of God Pastor, Beyond Today Managing Editor
Scott Ashley is managing editor of Beyond Today magazine, United Church of God booklets and its printed Bible Study Course. He and his wife, Connie, live in Arvada, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. He also pastors congregations in Denver, Colorado Springs and Frisco, Colorado.
Mr. Ashley attended Ambassador College in Big Sandy, Texas, graduating in 1976 with a theology major and minors in journalism and speech. It was there that he first became interested in publishing, an industry in which he has worked for more than 40 years.