of the Gospel
of John -
Christ Calling His Disciples
Gospel of John touches on the Mystery of Jesus, not just the History of
Jesus. Notice it was Andrew who told his brother Simon about
Jesus. Andrew may also be the one who told John about Jesus.
All three are called disciples. However, Peter and John are more
Baptist wasn't building up himself
Jesus turned to the two and said what do you want he was trying to get
them evaluate their motivation. Their response about where are
you staying was a pragmatic question about support.
that after Jesus called Phillip he then went and told Nathanael to
come and see.
asked if anything good can come out of Nazareth.
learn by what you see, however seeing is not equal to believing like a
yes/no switch. We are in control of the switch.
said of Nathanael that he was an Israelite in whom there was no deceit
or guile. Jesus then shared how he saw Nathanael before Phillip
even called him.
then invited them to get ready for an exciting journey.
is believed to be Bartholomew, the disciple.
Jesus invited the disciples to follow him it was the being of a
journey down the dusty roads of Palestine. He was setting an
example of what it means to disciple another. This was the
journey that lead to them accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior of their
lives after the resurrection.
much the same. There is often a process that leads to the moment
of salvation. Indeed, discipling should be part of every new
believers experience of accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior of their
work of grace for some is as different as day and night.