Joy. What brings you joy? As a Christian one of the greatest joys I can experience is when someone I personally know is reunited with their heavenly Father. They were an outsider, like the prodigal son, but now they are home.
This Sunday we will learn about the disciple Andrew and how he experienced this joy by being obedient to God. Come join us as we learn how to better reach our “one”, and the joy that God gives us when someone new comes into the kingdom.
STEPS TO PREPARE
PRAY FOR THE SERVICES AND FOR YOURSELF
AND ME AND THE OTHER TEACHERS.
PRAYERFULLY READ THE SCRIPTURES
AND CONSIDER THE DISCUSSION QUESTIONS.
MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND A PREACHING SERVICE AND A SMALL GROUP.
INVITE SOMEONE TO COME WITH YOU.
PREPARING FOR SUNDAY: SMALL GROUP QUESTIONS
Preparing for Sunday
WHO’S YOUR ONE?
It’s a Wonderful Life
Week 06: September 29, 2019
Jesus’ First Disciples
This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man who is become before me: for he was before me.
And I knew him not; but that he should be made manifest to Israel, for this cause came I baptizing in water.
The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!” When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus.
Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, “What do you want?”
They said, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?”
“Come,” he replied, “and you will see.”
So, they went and saw where he was staying, and spent that day with him. It was about the tenth hour.
Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus. The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ). And he brought him to Jesus.
Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John. You will be called Cephas” (which, when translated, is Peter).
- If God gave you the gift of healing, who would you heal first?
- What does John proclaim Jesus as? (John 1:35-36)
- Why is it significant that John’s disciples now begin following Jesus?
- How does this relate to what we read in John 1:30-31?
- What did Jesus invite them to do? (John 1:38-39)
- Who did Andrew invite to meet Jesus? (John 1:40-42)
- What is significant about John writing “The first thing Andrew did was…”?
- How does this instruct us in how we ought to prioritize bringing people to Jesus?
- What part have you played in helping other members of your family know Christ?
- Who in your family still is not a believer?
- What could you do to help them come to know Jesus?
- How can we pray for you?