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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Pointing Others to Jesus

Are you pointing your family, friends and others to Christ? 

Look what Phillip did in John 1:43-49:

43 The next day He purposed to go into Galilee, and He *found Philip. And Jesus *said to him, “Follow Me.” 44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip *found Nathanael and *said to him, “We have found Him of whom Moses in the Law and also the Prophets wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” 46 Nathanael said to him, “Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?” Philip *said to him, “Come and see.” 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and *said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!” 48 Nathanael *said to Him, “How do You know me?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” 49 Nathanael answered Him, “Rabbi, You are the Son of God; You are the King of Israel.”

Take a closer look:

  • Phillip made an effort to locate his friend.
  • Phillip spoke up.
  • Phillip spoke the truth.
  • Phillip did not argue with his friend; instead he invited Nathanael to "come and see" for himself.

There are four challenges here for all of us to be more engaged in our walk with Christ.  As Christians, we cannot argue our family and friends to Jesus.  The change in us will be the greatest tool for showing others who Jesus is and what He has accomplished in our lives.

Challenge 1: We need to make an effort. 

Challenge 2: We need to speak up. 

Challenge 3: We need to speak the truth.

Challenge 4: We need to show others the Gospel message.

I challenge you to read through the passage and pray about what God would have you do today.

God bless.

Ted Whitney


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