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John 1:35-51

Holding Forth the Word of Life:

Finding Him Who Found You

Life B-P Church Worship I & II, 21st January 2018

Text: John 1:35-51

 

  • The first encounters that five men had with Christ were enough to convince them to follow Him.
  • There are at least three useful lessons to learn from them:

 

  1. Discover the Joy of Finding Jesus (vv.35-41)
  • John the Baptist pointed his followers to the Lamb of God so that they might seek after Him (v.29).
  • Two who left John to follow Christ enjoyed having blessed fellowship with Him (vv.35-37).
  • They returned from this changed and refreshed – “We have found (EUREKA) the Messiah!” (v.41, cf. v.45; Matthew 13:46).
  • Application: Have you found Him?

 

  1. Desire That Others May Find Jesus (vv.40-42,45-46)
  • Andrew did three things for Simon:
    Find him, Tell him about Christ, and Bring him to Christ.
  • Without these Simon might never have known Christ.
  • Philip and Nathanael shared a common interest –
    Studying the Old Testament to learn about the promised Messiah.
  • Application: Are you willing to share Christ with those who share a common interest with you?

 

  1. Delight in the Privilege of Being Found by Jesus (vv.43-48)
  • Salvation is the result of the Lord’s unseen work.
  • He chooses those who will be saved and who will be His disciples.
    • He called Philip directly (v.43)
    • He gave Simon the name “Cephas” (v.42)
    • Nathanael’s calling also came from Him (v.48)
  • It was Jesus who had found each of them! (cf. John 15:16)

 

Questions for Personal Reflection:

  1. How can you make this knowledge a constant source of comfort for you?
  2. How will you let God use your life to fulfill His ultimate purpose?

 

Vision & Mission

 

To build a united church family that is committed to making disciples through Salvation, Sanctification and Service, to the glory of God.

Verse for the Week

February 18 & 25 - Fruit of Obedience

If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. John 15:10