John 1: 6-9; 19-28; 34-51

For the next several months we will be walking through the life and teachings of Jesus as told to us by someone who walked with Him, the Apostle John.

This week we were introduced to John the Baptist and the calling of the first disciples. The life of John the Baptist seems to have been anointed from the womb. He was sent by God to point others to Jesus. Even his own disciples left him to follow Jesus – the mark of a great disciple-maker. For the early disciples, Jesus posed a question that He could easily pose to us today: “What do you want?” Many times we exchange going to church, or following a religious system of do’s and don’ts for really following Jesus. Instead we need to allow Jesus to transform us from the inside. In this week’s passage, Jesus changes Simon’s name to Cephas (or Peter) – an indication that Peter would be a new man. He will do the same for us if we allow Him to transform us.

If you would like to begin a conversation about following Jesus or would like to talk more about how your story and the Gospel connect, we would love to hear from you.

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