Seize the Moment – Day 489

The Disciples: Phillip & Nathanael (Bartholomew)

John 1:43, 45 (ESV)                


“The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” … Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”


Phillip was called directly by Jesus, and then he went and witnessed to a friend Nathanael about finding the One whom the prophets wrote about, just like Andrew did when he went to tell his brother Simon about the Messiah. Since the theme of witnessing is so important in the gospel, the method by which Peter and Nathanael were brought to Jesus is significant. The giving of a personal testimony has always been one of the most fruitful means of leading people to become disciples of Jesus.


Both of these men had been searching through the scriptures and waiting for the Messiah. Both men completely surrendered to Jesus. Both witnessed His miracles. Both were there at His crucifixion and on the day of his resurrection. Both were there at his ascension. And both were there on the Day of Pentecost. They became bold witnesses of the Gospel


We need to have the same boldness to share the Gospel of Jesus no matter the cost. Many had come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior because of these disciples. Many more may come to know Him as their Savior if we will live our lives to the fullest and share the message of love and grace.

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