John Lesson 2 Day 4

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John Lesson 2 Day 4

John 1:35-42

9. Two of John the Baptist’s disciples follow Jesus.

On the next day, as Jesus walked by, John the Baptist looked at Him and again declared to the two disciples with him, “Look! There is the Lamb of God!” (NLT)

John saw Jesus and looked at Him intently.

He “attentively beheld, to look—to view with steadfastness and attention.” (Adam Clark)

The two disciples of John are Andrew and probably John the beloved himself. In verse 39, he even gave the time of day. John goes out of his way not to draw attention to himself in his gospel account.

John’s disciples understood what John meant. They immediately followed Jesus. They must have felt somewhat embarrassed or apprehensive when Jesus noticed they were following Him. But Jesus knew what was in their hearts and quickly put them at ease by asking, “what do you want?” He must have asked in a gentle way since they were comfortable enough to call Jesus Rabbi (teacher) “where are You staying?”

Andrew first went to find his brother Simon [Peter] saying, “We have found the Messiah!” When Jesus looked at Simon He said, “You are Simon the son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas [translated Peter] which means “a stone.”

“Jesus told Andrew’s brother what kind of man he would be transformed into. Before Jesus was done with Peter, he would be a stone of stability for Jesus Christ.” David Guzik

10. Meeting and following Jesus

a. What do I want from you, Jesus?

Andrew and Simon went to the place Jesus was staying. (I wonder if it was Mary and Martha’s house in Bethany. John the Baptist often baptized nearby.)

They sat and talked with Jesus. They probably had a meal together.

I want to sit at your feet, Jesus, away from the rest of the world; gazing into Your eyes, hanging on Your every Word. I can’t take my eyes off of You.

Oh, the amazing sense of awe, love, and peace.

I adore You.

b. Come and see.

“Come now, and let us reason together, says the Lord. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be like wool.” Isaiah 1:18 (AMPC)

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.]” Matthew 11:28 (AMPC)

I feel heavy laden. My husband has been in the hospital four times in the past few months. Although he is home now, I’m still on edge.

Thank You for sending Holy Spirit to comfort me. And thank You for prompting others to share words of encouragement. Thank You especially for Ali who showed up at my door that day with flowers, my favorite Greek salad, and coffee. I know it was You that sent her, because she had no idea my husband was in the hospital or that I like Greek salad. Her timing couldn’t have been more ideal.

c. What I’ve learned

Jesus enjoys the time we spend together. In fact, He craves it.

He walks with me, we look at the sky or the lake, or just sit. We don’t have to talk but sometimes we do. He also enjoys the letters I write to Him.

d. How he called me to believe.

To quote the old hymn, trust and obey. Jesus is trustworthy and obedience is key. I’m learning to obey quickly and completely. Even if I think He said it but I’m unsure, I’ve decided to obey. I would rather miss it by acting than to miss it because I didn’t.

My answers to BSF study questions for John Lesson 2 Day 4.