Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sharing The Good News


We have found the Messiah. (John 1:35-51)

John the Baptist pointed his own disciples to the Lord Jesus.

Andrew and the other disciple (probably John) then followed Jesus.

An excited Andrew decided to share the news with his brother, Simon. He said to him, “We have found the Messiah”.

Personal testimony is a vital part of witness. Though Andrew was not as pre-eminent as his brother among the disciples, it was through his witness that Peter came to Christ.

Jesus found Philip and said to him, “Follow me”.

Philip felt compelled to tell his friend, Nathaniel, about the Lord Jesus.

The new convert's theology was very defective at this point in time and he described Jesus as 'the son of Joseph', which He was not! The Lord Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit in order to take human flesh.

New converts have much to learn and we must be patient with them. But they are still used by the Lord.

When Nathaniel expressed his doubts about Jesus, Philip did not argue but said to him, “Come and see.”

Nathaniel was amazed to discover that Jesus knew all about him. His doubts disappeared as he confessed that Jesus was the Son of God. Nathaniel is called Bartholomew by the other gospel writers.

We often say that we have found Christ as our Saviour, but it was Jesus who first found us.

Have we found Jesus? Then follow Him in joyful obedience and tell others about Him.

If we really love the Lord and have a concern for the lost, we will want to make Him known, not only by godly living, but by sharing our good news.

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