See for Yourself

After thirty years of obscurity, Jesus launched his full time ministry by calling twelve disciples to follow him. He didn’t waste any time putting together his motley crew of workmen, government employees, and a few of their family members. Some disciples were easier to recruit than others. Jesus visits Galilee and tells Philip to, “come, follow me,” and Philip is sold. There must have been something undeniably magnetic about Jesus at that time. However, this magnetism didn’t attract Philips brother at first blush. When Nathaniel heard what his brother was up to, and where Jesus the teacher was from, he famously asked, “Nazareth! Can anything good come from Nazareth?” Here is where it gets good: Phillip offered his brother a brilliant response: “Come and see for yourself.”

Come and see for yourself.
— John 1.46

It’s easy to judge the work of Jesus from far away. Depending on your personality, you will tend to blindly reject or accept the testimony of others. But rarely do we take the time to come and see for ourselves.

Our church is entering into a season of prayer and worship and I believe that God is going to do amazing things. When you hear about what God is doing you will want to accept or reject them based on your past experiences with religion. I challenge you to come and see for yourself.

Nathaniel was convinced but he had to see it. I think you should see it too.

CultureBrent ColbyComment