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Come and See!

Sunday Bible Study

May 21, 2017

Text: John 1:37-51

Title:  Come and See!  Jesus Does the Work of Evangelism - Not His Disciples

37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 38 Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou? 39 He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour. 40 One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41 He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messiah, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. 42 And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.

43 The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me. 44 Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip findeth Nathaniel, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. 46 And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see. 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! 48 Nathaniel saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee. 49 Nathaniel answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel. 50 Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these. 51 And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.

The Holy Bible: King James Version., electronic ed. of the 1769 edition of the 1611 Authorized Version. (Bellingham WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1995), Jn 1:37–51.

1  In verse 37, what are the two disciples hearing?

2  In verse 38, what is interpreted?  Verse 41? Verse 42?

3 What is Jesus’ answer in verse 39?  What is Philip’s answer in verse 46?

4  How did Philip find Jesus?  How did Nathaniel find Jesus?  (These are trick questions).

5  How do you interpret the title “Son of God” in verse 49?  Daniel 7:13-14.  Son of Man?

6  Whenever Jesus begins speaking with “Verily, verily” or “Amen, amen” or “Truly, truly”, it is more than just saying something.  Jesus is making a ‘solemn proclamation’.  It is a very important teaching that we must listen to carefully.  What is Jesus teaching us in verse 51?  See Genesis 28:12; Matthew 26:53; Matthew 8:9.

7  If time remains, see John 6:29.  It answers the heart of the question of evangelism.