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Allow Me to Pull an Andrew On You (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign #13)

John 1:40-42:
40 One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon
Peter's brother.
41 He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the
Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.
42 And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art
Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A
stone.
----Today, I am continuing the daily Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign sermon
series, which is aimed at sharing the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ with
unbelievers and reminding Christians, in this important election year, to keep the
main thing the main thing -- and that is reaching unbelievers with the Gospel of
the Lord Jesus Christ and praying for their salvation, for the problem in America
is not only disobedient presidents and politicians but disobedient pastors,
preachers, and parishioners who have refused to obey Gods Great Commission
and who have refused to obey Gods repeated commands to pray without ceasing
for unbelievers, believers, and political leaders. This campaign is inspired by 1
Corinthians 2:2: "For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus
Christ, and him crucified." As well as Acts 5:42 which says, "And daily in the
temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ."
This is message number 13.
Greg Laurie said, "To not share the Gospel is criminal. To not bring the Gospel
message to others can even be a sin a sin of omission. It would be like finding
the cure for cancer but not sharing it with others. We have something even more
significant than a cure for cancer. We have the cure to sin, and guilt and the cure
for hell and the hope for heaven. How much more urgently do we need to get this
message out?"
Yesterday, we learned about two of the disciples of John who left him to follow
Jesus after they heard John's testimony. Today, we learn that one of those men is
named Andrew. The other disciple is not named, but it is believed to be John, the
writer of this Gospel.

These verses focus on the action of Andrew and the results thereof. As soon as
Andrew began to follow Jesus, we are told that "he first findeth his own brother
Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being
interpreted, the Christ." Now, this would have been big news to any Jew in firstcentury Israel. It would have been far bigger news than if you were lying on your
deathbed in the hospital stricken with cancer and the doctor and the nurse ran in
shouting with joy that they had just found a cure.
The term "Messiah" means "anointed one"; "Christ" is the Greek equivalent of
this word, also meaning "anointed one." The anointing referred to the Old
Testament practice of pouring oil on the heads of kings and priests before they
took office. It symbolized the pouring out of God's Spirit on the person. Andrew,
who likely saw the Spirit descend on Jesus in the form of a dove, went to tell his
brother, Simon Peter, that he had found the anointed one of Israel -- the Saviour
of the Jewish nation and of the world. Evidently, after Andrew trusted Jesus
Christ as Saviour, God gave him a soul-winners heart. He is only mentioned two
other times in the Gospels, and, each time, he is shown bringing someone to
Jesus.
Dear Christian, may I ask, how often have you brought someone to Jesus? You
don't have to reach the masses to be obedient to the Great Commission. There
are people around you right now who need to meet the Savior. Do like Andrew did
and bring your brother to Christ, bring your sister to Christ, bring your spouse to
Christ, bring your children to Christ. If you can go out and sign people up to vote,
knock on doors, and put signs in your yard and bumper stickers on your car for
the candidate of your choice in 2016, surely you can tell someone that the Savior
has come into the world and want to save them from their sins and give them
eternal life.
Now, as we noted, Andrew is only mentioned three times in Scripture. But, Peter
is mentioned 158 times in Scripture. He and what he did for the kingdom of God is
far more well known than Andrew. But, we may have never known Peter if it had
not been for Andrew bringing him to Jesus. One commentator said, "In bringing
his brother Simon Peter to Christ, no man did the church a greater service than
Andrew." This is one reason why we ought to faithfully evangelize: because we
never know who God wants to use mightily for His glory.
Now, hear what Jesus said when He met Peter: "And when Jesus beheld him, he
said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by
interpretation, A stone." Jesus knew what the future held for Simon Peter. He

knew what God had planned for his life. He knew that despite his brash and rough
nature, Peter would become a rock, a part of the solid foundation for the building
of the church against which the gates hell would not prevail.
If you are not saved, you have no idea what God wants to do with your life. The
first step to fulfilling the plan God has for you is to give your life to Jesus Christ.
If you do not know Jesus Christ as your Saviour, John 3:16 states, "For God so
loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in
Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
The Bible also says in Romans 10:9 and 13: "That if thou shalt confess with thy
mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him
from the dead, thou shalt be saved.... For whosoever shall call upon the name of
the Lord shall be saved."
If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and
rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your salvation today, please
pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and
that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and I want to
turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now
believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose
again. I trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord from this day forward.
Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life
today. Amen.
If you just trusted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, and you prayed that prayer and
meant it from your heart, I declare to you that based upon the Word of God, you
are now saved from Hell and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the
family of God! I want to congratulate you on doing the most important thing in life
and that is receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. For more information
to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com
and read "What To Do After You Enter Through the Door". Jesus Christ said in
John 10:9, "I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall
go in and out, and find pasture."
Until next time, May the Lord Bless You!