“Come and See” (John 1:35-51) Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018

Call to Worship         

 

L:         My eyes are ever towards the Lord; turn to me and be gracious to me.

 

P:         We behold your steadfast love and walk in faithfulness toward you.

 

L:         Let’s keep our eyes on the prize of the heavenly calling before us.

 

P:         Steady our gaze, O Lord, that with ever growing strength we enter your holy city.     

 

U:        Open our eyes that we may behold beautiful, glorious, and wondrous things!

 

Scripture (John 1:35-51)             

                                   

Our reading comes from the good news according to John. 

35The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples,
36and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, “Look, here is the Lamb of God!”
37The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus.
38When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, “What are you looking for?” They said to him, “Rabbi” (which translated means Teacher), “where are you staying?”
39He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day. It was about four o’clock in the afternoon.
40One of the two who heard John speak and followed him was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother.
41He first found his brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated Anointed).
 42He brought Simon to Jesus, who looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John. You are to be called Cephas” (which is translated Peter).
 43The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.”
44Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
45Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.”
46Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.”
 47When Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, he said of him, “Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!”
 48Nathanael asked him, “Where did you get to know me?” Jesus answered, “I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.”
 49Nathanael replied, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!”
 50Jesus answered, “Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these.”
 51And he said to him, “Very truly, I tell you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”

Here ends our reading. May God bless our understanding.

@Copyrighted by Rev. Dr. Troy Sybrant Sermon: “Come and See” (John 1:35-51) Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018

“Come and See”

Sermon Video(s):

A brief clip of the U2 song was played, the entire one will be included at the end of this blog.

 I have climbed the highest mountains
I have run through the fields
Only to be with you
Only to be with you
I have run, I have crawled
I have scaled these city walls
These city walls
Only to be with you

[Chorus]
But I still haven’t found
What I’m looking for
But I still haven’t found
What I’m looking for

To view, the Sermon Slides associated with these videos click HERE

 

 

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