Andrew James Ordination Service
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Andrew James Ordination Service

John 1:40-42  (ID: 3193)

In just a few verses, John Chapter 1 records Andrew’s first encounter with Jesus. Alistair Begg explains that although simple, Andrew’s story reflects the pattern of faithful Gospel ministry. Those who follow Christ should be motivated by the priority to find those who have not yet heard, to tell the Good News with conviction and clarity, and to bring others to meet the Savior.


40One of the two who heard John speak and followed Jesus9 was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. 41He first found his own brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means Christ). 42He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John. You shall be called Cephas” (which means Peter10).

Copyright © 2020, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.