August 9, 2022     3:50 pm
41. Week of Sunday after New Year - Friday
Follow me
          Follow me.   John 1:43
          The next day John was standing with two of his disciples when Jesus walked by. And again John said, "Behold the Lamb of God." And the two disciples followed Jesus. It was four o'clock in the afternoon. Jesus turned and asked them, "What do you seek?" They said, "Rabbi, where do You live?" He said, "Come and see." so they went with Jesus and stayed with Him that day. It was Andrew and John. Andrew found his brother Simon, and said to him, "We have found the Messiah." And he brought him to Jesus. And Jesus surnamed him Cephas, or Peter, that is, rocklike man. Then John brought his brother James to Jesus. The day following, Jesus found Philip, who, like the four just mentioned, was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, "Follow me." And Philip, in turn, found Nathanael, called Bartholomew, and said to him, "We have found Him of whom Moses and the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph." Nathanael said, "Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?" Philip said, "Come and see." When Jesus saw Nathanael, He said, "Behold an Israelite indeed in whom there is no guile." Nathanael said to Him, "How do You know me" Jesus answered, "Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you." Nathanael answered and said to Him, "Rabbi, You are the Son of God; You are the King of Israel." Jesus said, "Because I said to you I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You shall see greater things than these." (John 1:35-51.)
          To you also the Gospel of Jesus says, "Behold the Lamb of God." To you, too, Jesus says, "Follow me." Learn to know Jesus in the Word, which tells of Him, and follow Him. Proclaim Jesus in word and deed. Do your part in bringing others to say to Jesus: "You are the Son of God, You are the Lamb of God."
          PRAYER: - Lord Jesus, You are indeed the Son of God, the Lamb of God that takes away my sin and the sin of the whole world. You I will follow. With You alone I find life and salvation. Draw me to You in true faith through Your Word and Your Spirit. Fill my heart with fervent love for those who do not yet know You, open my lips to a frank confession of Your sweet name Jesus! O Jesus, Jesus, save me and mine and many others through faith in You! Amen.

First Part : Festival Season
August 9, 2022     3:50 pm