The ne/t day "ohn was there again with two of his disciples.
When he saw "esus passing !y, he said, &Look, the Lam! of #od0'
When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed "esus.
Turning around, "esus saw them following and asked, &What do you want:'They said, &)a!!i' ;which means &Teacher'<, &where are you staying:'
&8ome,' he replied, &and you will see.'6o they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him. It was a!out four in the afternoon.
Andrew, 6imon =eter’s !rother, was one of the two who heard what "ohn had said and who had followed "esus.
The first thing Andrew did was to find his !rother 6imon and tell him, &We have found the >essiah' ;that is, the 8hrist<.
And he !rought him to "esus. "esus looked at him and said, &?ou are 6imon son of "ohn. ?ou will !e called 8ephas' ;which, when translated, is =eter<.
3ohn knew who 3esus was and what it meant to the people of &srael. 6he coming of the ;essiah was something that they had hoped for, prayed for, and dreamed about for over a thousand years and especially now, when the a foreign army occupied their nation and oppressive ta@es were collected and sent to Aome. 3ohn knows that 3esus is the real deal, the ;essiah, the rescuer of 4od"s people and the people of the world, and he points to him and tells his own disciples,
&Look, the Lam! of #od0'
3ohn wasn"t about to play !inder"s #eepers with 3esus. !inding the ;essiah was a great treasure, but he was a treasure that
had been looking for. 3ohn knew that this wasn"t like finding a uarter in the street, or a camera in the parking lot, but very much like the lepers that found the empty camp of the ramean army. 6his was fabulous news and he knew that he had to share it so that everyone could re9oice together.ndrew was a follower of 3ohn the 0aptist and one of the two that went to follow 3esus. fter he meets 3esus and spends the day with him he realies that this is not the sort of thing that should be kept secret. ndrew finds his brother, imon, and tells
that they have found the ;essiah.Paul had always been a follower of 4od, but his strong feelings and beliefs had once led him to hunt down and persecute the followers of 3esus-
he met 3esus on the road to 5amascus. >nce Paul saw the truth, his life was transformed and instead of persecuting Bhristians, he sought to teach and to strengthen them. Paul realied that the good news of 3esus Bhrist was so good that he couldn"t keep it to himself and travelled the world telling others and sharing the good news of our rescue. &n his letter to the church in Borinth, Paul writes this8
&1 orin!hians 1:1-9'
=aul, called to !e an apostle of 8hrist "esus !y the will of #od, and our !rother 6osthenes,
To the church of #od in 8orinth, to those sanctified in 8hrist "esus and called to !e his holy people, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord "esus 8hristtheir Lord and ours%