John Lesson 2 Day 4 John 1:35-42
8 John the Baptist again identifies Jesus as the Lamb of God.
As Jesus walked by, John the Baptist looked at Him and declared, “Look! There is the Lamb of God!” (NLT)
Andrew and another of John the Baptist’s disciples (probably John himself) immediately followed Jesus. (John goes out of his way not to draw attention to himself in his gospel account.) Jesus noticed they were following Him and asked them what they wanted. (Jesus, of course, already knew what was in their hearts.) The disciples asked Jesus where He was staying. He invited them to “come and see.”
I love how this event just came alive to me in a way it never had before. In my life, the only remotely similar events were ones I attended because I heard they were experiencing a move of God or where someone I greatly admire was speaking. The speakers never asked me what I wanted or allowed me to come over and hang out all day.
What examples did you think of?
9 a. John saw Jesus and looked at Him intently.
He “attentively beheld, to look—to view with steadfastness and attention.” (Adam Clark)
John said to his own disciples, “Behold the Lamb of God!”
John’s disciples understood what John meant. They immediately followed Jesus. They must have felt somewhat embarrassed or apprehensive when Jesus noticed them. But Jesus quickly put them at ease by asking them, “what do you want?” He must have said it in a gentle way since they were comfortable enough to ask Jesus where he was staying.
They went to the place Jesus was staying. I wonder if it was Mary and Martha’s house in Bethany. I read that John the Baptist baptized nearby.
They sat with Jesus; talked to Him; probably had a meal with Him.
b. Getting to know Jesus
Seek His face.
Follow wherever He leads.
Sit in His presence away from the rest of the world.
Hang on every word.
My answers–not THE answers–to BSF study questions for John Lesson 2 Day 4.