People Like Us - Summer 2015 Series
May 31, 2015 - Andrew: Get them to Jesus
Read James 5:17. Why does it surprise us that the characters in the Bible are really, “people like us”?
Which Biblical character have you most identified with? Why?
Andrew comes to center stage only three times in the gospels. We are going to examine each time and let this help define the person Andrew was/is.
Read Matthew 4:18-22; Luke 5:10. What do these passages tell us about Andrew?
A. Andrew got to Jesus, then got his brother to Jesus.
a. Read John 1:29-42.
b. What part did John the Baptist play in Andrew’s coming to Jesus?
c. When you first came to Christ, how would you have answered Jesus’ question, “What do you want?”
d. Imagine spending that day with Jesus. What do you think it looked like? Why do you think this is not recorded?
e. What do you conclude about Andrew’s first impulse – finding his bro?
B. Andrew got some “undesirables” to Jesus.
a. Read John 12:20-22.
b. What strikes you as read/hear these verses?
c. Would you suppose there were “ethnic” reasons not to bring these people to Jesus?
d. What applications might this have for people around us, who are not just like us?
e. Give an example of how God has helped you breakdown some ethnic stereotypes.
f. Pause to pray, right now that God would soften your heart toward those of different ethnic origins…
C. Andrew got a young boy, and an impossible situation, to Jesus.
a. Read John 6:1-9
b. The situation was “impossible”. Why do you suppose Andrew even bothered with bringing the young boy before Jesus?
c. What is your impossible situation/person? Will you bring it before Jesus right now? Please state something/one in your life that seems impossible. Give it to Jesus. Now, prayer for the person on your right, a prayer of encouragement, regarding this impossibility.
- What will you try do differently, or think differently about because of this study?