Sunday, April 22

Early Disciples and Their Coming to Christ

John 1:29-51
     29: And John said, "Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world."
Matthew 4: 17-25
1 Nephi 8:12
     12: And as I partook of the fruit thereof it filled my soul with exceedingly great joy; wherefore, I began to be desirous that my family should partake of it also; for I knew that is was desirable above all other fruit. 
Mosiah 28:3-4
     3: Now they were desirous that salvation should be declared to every creature, for they could not bear that any human soul should perish; yea, even the very thoughts that any soul should perish; yea, even the very thoughts that any soul should endure endless torment did cause them to quake and tremble.
     4: And thus did the Spirit of the Lord work upon them, for they were the very vilest of sinners. And the Lord saw fit in his infinite mercy to spare them; nevertheless they suffered much anguish of soul because of their iniquities, suffering much and fearing that they should be cast off forever. 
Doctrine & Covenants 88:81
     81: Behold, I sent you out to testify and warn the people, and it becometh every man who hath been warned to warn his neighbor.

John calls Jesus Christ the Lamb of God. To those with "ears to hear," John proclaimed that Jesus Christ would be the final offering made on their behalf. 

Name  -  How they learned about Jesus  -  What they did after meeting Him

1. Andrew & Peter - Jesus called to them and told them to follow Him/ he heard John say "Behold, the Lamb of God!" - Andrew and Peter straightway left their nets and followed Him/ Andrew followed Him, then he found his brother and said, "We have found the Christ." Then he brought his brother to Him. 
2. Philip - Jesus found him and told him to follow - Philip found Nathaniel and said, "We have found Him." 
3. James & John - Christ called to them from their ship - They immediately left their father and followed Christ
4. Nathaniel - Was found by Philip and beckoned to come - Asked "Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?" Then he went along and asked how Christ knew him. Jesus tells him before Philip called thee, I saw thee. Nathaniel then acknowledges Him as the Son of God and King of Israel. 

This teaches us that Christ calls us. He gives us an opportunity to come unto Him and we must only accept His call. Being a member of the church, I have always felt that Spirit and call. I know my responsibility as a follower of Christ. I know that it is up to me to choose to follow the Savior and put in the effort to be His disciple. 

In the future, I will be quick to obey the Spirit and thus the will of our Father. I will also learn to recognize Him so that when He comes again, I will know Him. 

1 comment:

  1. Good post! The color-coding helped get the message across, besides being light and inviting. Also, those fish on the bottom of the screen entertained me for a minute or two.


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