Seize the Moment – Day 483

The Disciples: Andrew & Peter (Pt 1)

John 1:40-41 (NLT)               


Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of these men who heard what John said and then followed Jesus. Andrew went to find his brother, Simon, and told him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means “Christ”).


 The first two that were called were Andrew and Simon Peter. Andrew had been a disciple of John the Baptist, when he heard John declare “Look! There is the Lamb of God.”


Andrew is an example of being an evangelist, taking the good news of meeting Jesus, the Messiah and immediately sharing that news with his brother. When they came to Jesus, He saw the potential in Simon and said his new name would be Peter.  These two brothers were fishermen by trade, but Jesus took what they knew and used that illustration to call them to follow Him and HE would make them fishers of people.


Peter probably represents who each one of us is as a Christian, both believer and doubter, faithful and unfaithful. But Peter became one of the twelve that was closest to Jesus, and Jesus invested in him, challenging him to love and care for “the sheep and lambs of the Good Shepherd,” even after he had denied knowing Jesus. But Jesus demonstrated love and forgiveness to Peter, so that he could do the same to others.


You and I are challenged to do that as well…to love people into the kingdom of God. We need to wake up and make sure that we are pointing people to Jesus in all that we do, so that God will be glorified through our lives.

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