John 1:35-42

Previously in verse 29, John said, “Behold, the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.”  Now standing with two disciples John said,  “Behold the Lamb of God.”  Some have used the phrase “as He walked” in their preaching.  I may have said something like that too.  Jesus always walked apart from sin.  The word “walk” as it is used in the New Testament refers to ones manner of life.  By the way, what is your walk like? 
These two disciples now went away from John to follow Jesus.  John said,  “He must increase and I must decrease.”  I want this to be a principle in my life too.  Is it yours?  Jesus looked back at them as they followed asking, “What seek ye?”  Jesus said “come and see” when they asked Him about where He was staying.  They were ready to go with Him all the way.  Are we?
One of these men was Andrew and I believe the other may have been John, but I can’t tell for sure.  Andrew went to find his brother Simon who is later to be known as Peter or Cephas.  Perhaps Andrew and Peter discussed who or what the Messiah or Christ would be like as they fished together on their long nights.  So Andrew said,“We have found the Messiah.”  As we wrap up todays verses we find that Andrew is instrumental in bringing Simon to Christ.  Simon is renamed by Jesus to Cephas, which means a stone.  Renaming and prenaming is an interesting topic to study in the Bible.  The first renamed person was Abram who is later called Abraham, and his wife Sarai, later called Sarah by God. 
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