Rather than try to argue or convince, Jesus invites these new disciples to come and see. He invites them into a community of learning and serving, and let’s the power of the experience transform them, and overcome their preconceived notions.
Worship with Holy Communion this week:
Saturday – 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:30 a.m. – Sunday School, Adult Bible Study and fellowship
10:30 a.m. – Contemporary worship
Devotions for this week:
Come and See (Baptism of Our Lord), John 1:35-51
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding
Sunday, John 1:35-51, Jesus Says Come and See
Monday, Psalm 66:1-5, Praise for God’s Goodness to Israel
Tuesday, Psalm 66:6-7, Praise for God’s Goodness to Israel
Wednesday, Psalm 66:8-12, Praise for God’s Goodness to Israel
Thursday, Psalm 66:13-15, Praise for God’s Goodness to Israel
Friday, Psalm 66:16-19, Praise for God’s Goodness to Israel
Saturday, Psalm 66:20, Praise for God’s Goodness to Israel
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, “What are you looking for?” They said to him, “Rabbi” where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come and see.” (John 1:38-39)
John’s proclamation begins to take hold as Jesus attracts his first followers. They are already impressed by what they see in their new leader, but they couldn’t possibly be prepared for what is to come.
- In what ways, do you abide with Jesus? How do you emulate him?
- How much time do you spend with Jesus throughout the week?
- Why did people leave everything to follow Jesus? What would I be willing to leave to follow? What would be hard to leave?
PRAY: Holy Lord, your word is compelling and your authority apparent. Draw us to yourself, and lead us forth in faith, to follow in your servant footsteps. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
BLESS: May God abide with you, day in and day out. Amen.