5 Jan 2019
For 5 January 2019, January 5, based on John 1:43-51
The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee, and he found Philip. And Jesus said to him, â€œFollow me.â€ Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the town of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and told him, â€œWe have found the one about whom Moses wrote in the law, and also the prophets, Jesus, son of Joseph, from Nazareth.â€ But Nathanael said to him, â€œCan anything good come from Nazareth?â€ Philip said to him, â€œCome and see.â€ Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, â€œHere is a true Israelite. There is no duplicity in him.â€ Nathanael said to him, â€œHow do you know me?â€ Jesus answered and said to him, â€œBefore Philip called you, I saw you under the fig tree.â€ Nathanael answered him, â€œRabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel.â€ Jesus answered and said to him, â€œDo you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than this.â€ And he said to him, â€œAmen, amen, I say to you, you will see the sky opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.â€
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.