4.1 Jesus Met His First Disciples

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Jan 27 4.1 The next day, John with two of his disciples saw Jesus passing by and said, “See, the Lamb1 of God.” Hearing this, the disciples followed Jesus who turned around and asked, “What do you want?” They said, “Teacher, where are you staying?”

“Come and see,” he said. So they went with him and spent that day with him, since it was about four in the afternoon. One of these two was Andrew who found his brother Simon Peter and told him, “We have found the Messiah - Christ.” Then he brought Simon to Jesus, who looked at him and said, “You are Simon, Johns son, from now youll be called Peter.”

Jan 28 The next day before Jesus left for Galilee, he found Philip,2 who like Andrew and Peter, was from Bethsaida, and told him, “Follow me.” Philip found Nathanael and told him, “Weve found him of whom Moses3 and the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, son of Joseph.” “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” Nathanael asked. “Come and see,” Philip replied.

Jesus saw Nathanael coming and said, “See, a true Israelite, a man without deceit!” “How do you know4 me?” Nathanael asked.

Jesus replied, “I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.” Nathanael replied, “Master, You are Gods Son and Israels king!”

Jan 29 Jesus asked, “Do you believe because I said I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than that.” He added, “Truly, you will see heaven open and Gods angels ascending and descending on the Son of man.”