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Come and See

Remember when Jesus first found you? You were probably so excited you had to go and tell someone. You wanted everyone you knew to know Jesus too, right?

It’s often easier in the beginning, when we first meet Jesus, to introduce Him to other people. But then something happens, and we start to get afraid. “What will they think?” “What if I don’t have all the answers to their questions?”

Good news! We don’t have to have all the answers. We just need to bring them to see for themselves. In John 1:41-42, “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.” Andrew didn’t preach a sermon to Simon. He simply said, “Look Who we’ve found,” and brought Simon to see. 

Admittedly, it’s not always that easy. Some people will have questions and objections when we invite them to church, or tell them we’ve found the Savior. That’s what
happened when Philip told Nathanael. 

“‘Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?’ Nathanael asked. ‘Come and see,’ said Philip” (John 1:46). 

Philip did not argue with Nathanael. He didn’t even try to answer Nathanael’s question. He simply invited Nathanael to “come and see.” In seeing Jesus for himself, Nathanael believed.

We don’t have to do the convincing. We have to do the bringing. It’s not up to us make people accept Jesus. Only Jesus can change hearts. It’s our job to find people and bring them to Him. 


  • When was the last time you found someone and invited them to “come and see?” What happened? 
  • What is one thing that prevents you from bringing people to see Jesus? What step can you take to overcome that?
  • Would you find and invite one person to “come and see” Jesus this week?

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