Scripture: John 1: 29-42
The Lamb of God
29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is He of whom I said, ‘After me comes a Man who is preferred before me, for He was before me.’ 31 I did not know Him; but that He should be revealed to Israel, therefore I came baptizing with water.”
32 And John bore witness, saying, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He remained upon Him. 33 I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘Upon whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ 34 And I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God.”
The First Disciples
35 Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples. 36 And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, “Behold the Lamb of God!”
37 The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 38 Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, “What do you seek?”
They said to Him, “Rabbi” (which is to say, when translated, Teacher), “where are You staying?”
39 He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where He was staying, and remained with Him that day (now it was about the tenth hour).
40 One of the two who heard John speak, and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41 He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated, the Christ). 42 And he brought him to Jesus.
Now when Jesus looked at him, He said, “You are Simon the son of Jonah.[a] You shall be called Cephas” (which is translated, A Stone).
Introduction:Each of us should have a desire to share Jesus. When we know Him and have been changed by Him, then we cannot help but share Him from our hearts.
Pt 1: When You Share From The Heart...
You Can Have A Fresh Encounter
John the Baptist had a fresh encounter as He shared the truth about the Messiah
Pt 2: When You Share From The Heart...
Others Can Follow Jesus
When John the Baptist shared then Andrew followed after the Lord.
Pt 3: When You Share From The Heart...
Others Will Follow Your Example And Share, Too
Simon, having received witness from John the Baptist, then called his brother Simon Peter, and brought him to Jesus.
Conclusion:Sharing Christ is one of life’s greatest joys whether with those close or far. We share best when we share from our hearts.
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