Discipleship Matters – Why Did Jesus Invite His Disciples to Come and See?

Understanding the Message of the Bible:
What is it about God and Jesus that you would like to come and see? How can you continue this search?

Dig Into the Bible:
John 1:33-39,
33 “I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘Upon whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ 34 “And I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God.” 35 Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples. 36 And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, “Behold the Lamb of God!” 37 The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 38 Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, “What do you seek?” They said to Him, “Rabbi” (which is to say, when translated, Teacher), “where are You staying?” 39 He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where He was staying, and remained with Him that day (now it was about the tenth hour).

There are many opinions about Jesus that have no basis in fact. But we don’t need to wonder about Jesus, Who He is, what He said, and what He did. Jesus invites us to, “Come and see.” There is nothing secret about Him.

Discover what the Bible says by answering the following questions:
1. Who is the speaker of the first sentence?
2. What was his claim about Jesus?
3. The man with two disciples made a statement about Jesus. What did that mean?
4. What made these disciples curious about who Jesus was?
5. What did they then do?
6. Why do you think they were so curious?
7. How did Jesus answer their curiosity?
8. Why do you think this is important as we learn more about Jesus?

Apply God’s Word:
9. How does this impact you if you were curious? What would Jesus say to you?
10. Would you be interested in reading the rest of John and discover more of who Jesus is?
11. When would be a good time to start that reading?

Digging Deeper:
1. What is the most important part of this lesson to you?
2. How do you see applying aspects of this lesson to your life?
3. When do you feel would be the best time to make that application?
4. What do you hear the Lord speaking to you about this right now?

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Not by Our Power…

Read: Psalms 43-45; 49; 84-85; 87
Marked: Psalms 44:3, For they did not gain possession of the land by their own sword, Nor did their own arm save them; But it was Your right hand, Your arm, and the light of Your countenance, Because You favored them.

Israel didn’t take the Promised Land by their own sword or through their own effort. It was God who brought them in and went ahead of them. Likewise, no one earns heaven. It can’t be fought for. It can’t be worked for. It is given to us by God where Jesus has gone to make a place for us.

No one should think that self-righteousness is their ticket to heaven. Its not by works of righteousness which we have done that earns our place in heaven, but according to God’s mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit (Titus 3:5).