Jesus turned, and saw them following, and said to them, “What do you seek?” And they said to him, “Rabbi”, “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come and see.” (John 1:39-40a)
Jesus daily offers an invitation to come into a intentional and personal relationship with Him through His Church. He does not pressure us but invites us to “Come and See” just as He did to the disciples when they were looking for something more than what the world had to offer. Scripture tells us that after Andrew and John:
came and saw where he was staying; and they stayed with him that day… (John 1:39)
the next day, Andrew proclaimed to Simon (later known as Peter) that,
“We have found the Messiah.” (John 1: 41)
And this was how Jesus called all the disciples who after Pentecost began their ministry as Apostles. This year in Youth Ministry we will be sharing and discussing how some fishermen, zealots, married couples, and even a tax collector encountered Jesus and how it changed their lives. Have you ever asked yourself:
- What did they see after they came and saw Jesus?
- Why did they drop everything and follow Him – Was it because they were so holy?
- How does Jesus offer call us today?
- If I follow, does this mean I have to become a priest or a nun?
All these questions and more will be answered each week! What if we told you that the disciples were just like you and me but discovered that to know Jesus and the power of His resurrection (Philippians 3:8-11) was to gain the whole world and that Jesus has personally called each of us by name (Isaiah 43:1)? Want an answer to the question? Well, Come and See…
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