The Power of Invitation! “Come & See”

John 1:43-46 The following day Jesus wanted to go to Galilee, and He found Philip and said to him, "Follow Me."  Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.  Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote -- Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."  And Nathanael said to him, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see." 

John 1:43-46 The following day Jesus wanted to go to Galilee, and He found Philip and said to him, "Follow Me."  Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.  Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote -- Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."  And Nathanael said to him, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see." 

A few verses before, Andrew takes time to invite his brother Peter to “come and see” Jesus. Through this simple invitation Peter becomes one of the most instrumental apostles in the growth of the Christian faith.

Then we see a simple invitation given to Nathanael by Philip. At first Nathanael is hesitant because he couldn’t understand how anything good come from Nazareth, but he eventually came through Nathanael’s invitation of “Come & See”. What we need to learn from this is that sometimes people are going to be hesitant about being invited to know Christ but we must be persistent and tell them how important it is to know Christ and that they just need to see it for themselves and experience it.

There is no greater invitation that you can give as a Christian to “Come & see” who Jesus is and what he can do for us all.

Who are you going to invite this Easter?

You never know what impact that invitation might bring!

Tony