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Dr. June Normil
John the Baptist's role was to prepare the way for Jesus and His ministry. John introduced Jesus to others as the Lamb of God who would take away the sins of the world (John 1:35-36; see verse 29). Hearing this proclamation, two of John's disciples decided to follow Jesus (verses 37-38). Jesus asked them what they sought? They asked Him where He was staying? Jesus asked them to come with Him. In the same way He invites all who would seek Him to learn of Him. Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, was one of the two men. After hearing John's the Baptist's testimony and spending time with Jesus, Andrew recognized Jesus to be the Messiah. Andrew saw in Jesus hope for his people and nation. So Andrew sought out Simon to bring him to meet Jesus (verses 40-41). As they talked, Jesus gave Simon a new name: Cephas, or Peter, which means rock. This new name pointed to the steadfastness of character and faith Peter would later exemplify as a follower of Jesus. andrew provided a good example of taking to family members about Jesus. We can begin by sharing with them what we have learned about Jesus and how our lives are different since coming to believe in Him
PHILIP WITNESSES TO A STRANGER (ACTS 8:26-39)
Christians are called to bring others to Christ. It is every believer's responsibility and privilege. Everyone needs to hear the good news. Make a plan now to better prepare yourself to be able to share Christ with the lost. Think about how you could use your testimony as a way to start or continue a conversation about the Lord. Find a tract that can help you explain the gospel, or mark passages in a pocket New Testament or Bible app for later reference. The Holy Spirit provides power and help as conversations turn toward spiritual matters. Pray that the Lord would set up divine appointments for you--opportunities to witness to others. With God's help you can bring family members, friends, and strangers to Christ.
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Copyright Reference: Radiant Life, Volume 98 Number 4 Jun. Jul. Aug. 2017 by Gospel Publishing House, 1445 N. Boonville Ave, Springfield, Mo 65802.
Dr. June Normil