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Bring them to Jesus

14 May 2018
‘The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and…brought him to Jesus.’

Every time Andrew makes an appearance in John’s gospel, he’s bringing someone to Christ. First he brought his brother, Peter. Then he brought a boy to Jesus who had five loaves and two fish (have a read of John 6). And in John 12 he was involved in introducing a group of Greeks to Christ. Jesus said to His disciples: ‘Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you’ (Matthew 28:19-20 NIVUK). And we’re called to do the same. Jesus asks us to lead others to Him. Telling others about our faith can make some of us feel anxious. But Jesus followed His call with these words: ‘And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age’ (v.20). Even if we’re not anxious about evangelising, we can just not get round to it. When Jesus called Andrew to follow Him, the Bible tell us that ‘the first thing Andrew did was to find his brother…And he brought him to Jesus’ (NIVUK). Before Andrew did anything else, He found his brother and took Him to Jesus. When we experience something new about God, or have an answer to prayer, do we make telling others a priority? And if we think telling others doesn’t make a difference, Andrew’s story tells us otherwise. Andrew brought his brother Peter to Christ, and Peter ended up bringing multitudes to Christ. The person we share our faith with today, or bring to church next Sunday, may be used by God to do things we never dreamed possible. If we do our part – God will do the rest.

 

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