For 4 January 2020, 4 January, based on John 1:35-42
(This preaching first appeared on theWord in 2013)
John was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, â€œLook, here is the Lamb of God!â€ The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, â€œWhat are you looking for?â€ They said to him, â€œRabbiâ€ (which translated means Teacher), â€œwhere are you staying?â€ He said to them, â€œCome and see.â€ They came and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day. It was about four oâ€™clock in the afternoon. One of the two who heard John speak and followed him was Andrew, Simon Peterâ€™s brother. He first found his brother Simon and said to him, â€œWe have found the Messiahâ€ (which is translated Anointed). He brought Simon to Jesus, who looked at him and said, â€œYou are Simon son of John. You are to be called Cephasâ€ (which is translated Peter).
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.