Andrew was best known as the disciple who brought others to Jesus. He is an example to us that we need to follow Jesus and introduce those we love most to Jesus. We need to live our lives in praise and continuous obedience to the teachings of Jesus. We need to always follow Jesus in everything we do in our lives. Matthew 4:18-20; Mark 4:18; Luke 6: 14-16; John 1:37-42
Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. Jesus said unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed him. (Matthew 4:18-20).
Andrew was a follower of John the Baptist once they he heard Jesus speak Andrew followed Jesus. Andrew ran to find his brother Simon Peter and told him that he had found the Messiah, which was being interpreted as the Christ. It was Andrew who brought Peter to Jesus. (John 1:37-42).
Andrew was a fisherman with his brother Peter. Soon after Andrew was chosen as a disciple of Jesus they went into the synagogue in Capernaum. Jesus taught with great authority, and not as the scribes. There was a man with an unclean spirit who recognized Jesus as being the Holy One of God. (Mark 1:16-24).
It was at the home of Simon Peter and Andrew when Jesus healed the mother-in-law of Peter who had a high fever. (Mark 1: 29-31).
Andrew was one of the four who were in the “inner circle” of Jesus. Jesus sat upon the Mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, what the signs of the end time would be. (Mark 13:3).
Andrew was the one who brought the lad who had five barley loaves, and two small fishes to Jesus. That is when Jesus fed the five thousand. ((Matthew 14:15; Mark 6:36; Luke 9:12; John 6:8-10).
Philip and Andrew brought some Greeks to Jesus who wanted to meet him. (John 12:20-22).
There isn’t a great deal about Andrew but we know that he must have desired to find Jesus who was the Messiah which was being interpreted as the Christ. He heard about Jesus from John the Baptist and once he heard Jesus speak he followed Jesus. We also should have that great desire to follow Jesus.
Andrew was so excited about finding Jesus he went to find his brother Simon Peter and told him about Jesus. It is important to understand that even though Andrew followed Jesus it was Jesus who had chosen Andrew to be His disciple. We equally should be excited to learn as much as we can about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Andrew and Philip told Jesus about the Greek who desired to see Him. (John 12:22). That was the third time Andrew brought someone to Jesus. His brother Simon was the first, the boy with the fishes the second and the Greek the third. We need to make sure everyone that is special to us in our lives knows about Jesus.
What Can This Story Teach Us?
Andrew teaches us to be good disciples and learn as much about Jesus as we can. Andrew brought people to Jesus and we can do the same thing. We need to live our lives in praise and continuous obedience to the teachings of Jesus. We need to always follow Jesus in everything we do in our lives.
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