HOST: Michael Whitworth
The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples, and he looked at Jesus as he walked by and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. Jesus turned and saw them following and said to them, “What are you seeking?” And they said to him, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come and you will see.” So they came and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day, for it was about the tenth hour. One of the two who heard John speak and followed Jesus was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first found his own brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means Christ). He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John. You shall be called Cephas” (which means Peter).
Andrew, one of the first disciples of Jesus and later called to be an apostle, is not one of the most talked-about or well-known of the Lord’s apostles. Yet in this text, and almost every time he is mentioned, Andrew gives us a great example and lesson in bringing others to Jesus. Upon meeting Jesus, Andrew’s first and immediate action is to find his brother, Peter, to share the news of Christ with him. When you think of the tremendous impact Peter had on the early church, remember that it was Andrew who introduced him to Jesus. We often focus our evangelistic attention on faraway places while often overlooking those who are closest to us. While there is certainly a great need to take the good news of Christ to the whole world, let us remember that each of us probably has close friends and family who also need the gospel. Why not follow the example of Andrew by going to those people and telling them about Christ?
How can you reach out to your friends and family with the gospel?
Don’t forget to pray and have a great day!