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John 1:35-51

Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of these men who heard what John said and then followed Jesus. Andrew went to find his brother, Simon, and told him, ‘We have found the Messiah’ (which means ‘Christ’.

Then Andrew brought Simon to meet Jesus. Looking intently at Simon, Jesus said, “’our name is Simon, son of John—but you will be called Cephas’ (which means ‘Peter’). v.40-42

Jesus begins building a team of men that we know today as the Disciples. He will gather 12 of them who will be with him 24/7. As a read today I am challenged by the attitude and zeal that Andrew and Phillip both had when they found out that Jesus was the Messiah. Both of them waisted no time in telling others. Andrew went and told his brother Simon, who we know as Peter, and Phillip went and told Nathaniel. Both brought others to Jesus just based on the little they knew about Him. These 4 men would begin a journey, joined by 8 others with the living Son of God, Jesus Christ.

Sometimes we are afraid to share with others about Jesus. There are several reasons, fear that we don’t know enough, or that we might mess up, or we don’t want to offend others. When I read this passage I am convinced that these guys didn’t care how much they knew. They didn’t worry about how to tell others and they just wanted people to know about Jesus, they didn’t care if it was politically correct or not. I think sometimes we worry more about messing up than about sharing. We don’t have to know it all, we just have to share what we know and let God do the rest!!!! So today, take some steps toward sharing Jesus with others, the more you get to know Him, the easier this will become!

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