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Jesus’ First Disciples

May 3, 2009

The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!” When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, “What do you want?” They said, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?” “Come,” he replied, “and you will see.” So they went and saw where he was staying, and spent that day with him. It was about the tenth hour. Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus. The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ). And he brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John. You will be called Cephas” (which, when translated, is Peter). (John 1:35-42)

Who were the two disciples? One is Andrew and the other is unnamed. It is probable that the second disciple was John. They had been disciples of John the Baptists and had been probably baptized by when, but when John the Baptist said “Look, the Lamb of God”. The two disciples left and followed Jesus. Knowing that Jesus was the Messiah (the Christ), Andrew immediately thought of his brother Simon. It was important to Andrew that he share the good news about Jesus with those he loved. We would do well to follow Andrew’s example and share Jesus, and the good news that he came into the world to save us, with those around us. Are you willing to follow Jesus?

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. May 3, 2009 9:26 pm

    Depends on what you mean by “follow”. The guy’s been dead a long time but he gave some excellent advice way back when.

  2. Jeff Henson permalink
    May 3, 2009 9:41 pm

    Jesus did give excellent advice, but he is not dead. He was raised from the dead and is alive today. Jesus said “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6) and “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)

    Jeff

  3. May 3, 2009 10:03 pm

    Those quotes are talking about following his example. Dude’s dead!

  4. Jeff Henson permalink
    May 4, 2009 7:28 pm

    Consider my next post please…I’ll break from John and discuss resurrection evidence in more detail.

    Kindest Regards,

    Jeff

  5. Jeff Henson permalink
    June 24, 2009 9:04 pm

    Laura,

    Have you had a chance to read my resurrection posts? Sorry they are so lengthy, but there is a lot to cover. I am very interested in your thoughs.

    Jeff

  6. Jeff Henson permalink
    June 25, 2009 5:23 pm

    Laura,

    This is the last email I will send to you (unless you wish to continue our conversation). Not trying to bug you just concerned about your eternal destiny. If you want to continue our conversation privately, you may email me at jeffhenson7@gmail.com

    Kindest regards,
    Jeff

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