Confirmation Questions 1-19-14

Last Sunday’s sermon was based on John 1:29-42, in which John the Baptist points his own disciples towards Jesus. You can find the sermon here.

The confirmation students posed the following question on their sermon notes that I will attempt to address here.

-Why did Jesus tell John’s disciples to “come and see?”
Great question. The entire point of God entering into the reality of humankind through Jesus was aimed at re-establishing relationship between God and humanity. If you notice in the passage, Andrew and the other disciple ask Jesus where he is staying (or dwelling or abiding depending on how you translate it). Rather than simply telling them where, Jesus invites them to come and see, knowing that they will in turn abide with him. Throughout Jesus ministry here on Earth, he was always inviting people to come into relationship with him, so that they in turn can be in relationship with God. Jesus says in John 1:18 “No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.” Jesus “makes the Father known” so that we may be in relationship with him.

 

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