First Students

The following day John was standing there again with two of his students, Andrew & Philip, later in the afternoon (26). When John saw Jesus walking by, he told them: “There is the Lamb of God again!”

lamb of god

John’s responded by starting to follow Jesus.  So Jesus turned and asked them, “What are you looking for?” They asked him, “Where do you live, Teacher?” “Come and see,” Jesus answered. So Andrew & Philip went and spent the rest of that day with Jesus.

Afterwards,  Andrew found his brother, Simon, and told him, “We have found the Christ!”

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And he took Simon to Jesus. When Jesus met him, he said, “Your name is Simon, but I will call you Peter (which meant “rock” in their language).

The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee; he found Philip and said to him, “Come along with me.”  Then Philip found Nathanael (also known as Bartholomew) and told him, “We have found the one who was written about by Moses and the prophets! He is Jesus, from Nazareth.” “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” Nathanael asked. “Come and see,” answered Philip.

Nathanael

When Jesus met Nathanael he said, “You are a true Israelite; there is nothing false in you.” Nathanael asked him, “How do you know me?” Jesus answered, “I saw you when you were under the fig tree, before Philip called you.”

“Teacher,” exclaimed Nathanael, “you are the son of God! You are the true king of Israel!”

Jesus said, “Do you believe this just because I told you that I saw you when you were under the fig tree? You will see greater things than this. You will even see heaven open & God’s angels passing to & from me!”

 

(26) John 1:35-51