John 1:40-42

Once we hear and accept the Good News of Jesus Christ, what do we next? Do we tell others whom we are close to about it? Do we share what we have found?

One of the two who heard John speak and followed Jesus was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first found his own brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” which means Christ. He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John. You shall be called Cephas” which means Peter. – John 1:40-42, ESV

Andrew is an understated figure among the disciples. Yet he appears among the first four. Here, perhaps, we see a reason why: he brought people to Jesus. In this case he reached out to his own brother, Simon. And when Simon came before Jesus, Jesus renamed him by the name we more commonly think of when we think of this man: Peter. 

The command of Scripture is to introduce all that we can to our Savior. There are verses in the Old Testament instructing the Jewish people how to facilitate others coming to know and worship God. In Matthew is the Great Commission. In other words, we don’t have an excuse to avoid sharing. We are to share. 

Think about what we are sharing. We are sharing a relationship with the living God. We are sharing an opportunity to receive a teacher and guide in the Holy Spirit. We are sharing a promise of eternal life in the continuing presence of our Savior. We are sharing something of the greatest value. We must share!


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