What Jesus Did! 'First Thing Upon Meeting Jesus!' — John 1:40-41

Monday, January 24, 2022

Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, was one of [John the Baptizer's disciples] 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").
— John 1:40-41 NLT

Key Thought

Did you notice the first thing Andrew did after he started following Jesus? He searched and found his brother and told him about Jesus! Each time we see Andrew in the Gospel of John, he is bringing others to Jesus. [1] Shouldn't you be an Andrew, too? Who is someone with whom you would like to share Jesus? Why not pray daily that the Lord will open that person's heart and help you see the opportunity to share your faith and Jesus' grace?

[1] See the last two references in the Related Scripture Readings.

Today's Prayer

Loving and righteous Father, please bless me as I seek to share Jesus with ... Give me the wisdom to see your work in their lives, to know the right time for them to hear about Christ, and to have the courage to share my faith and your salvation with them. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Matthew 28:18-20
  • John 6:5-9
  • John 12:20-23


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Illustration of John 1:40-41 NLT — "We have found the Messiah"   ——   "Christ"

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

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