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John 1 - NIV

42 And he brought him to Jesus.
Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John. You will be called Cephas” (which, when translated, is Peter[a] ).

Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael

43 The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, “Follow me.”

44 Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida.

45 Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”

46 “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked.
“Come and see,” said Philip.

47 When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, “Here truly is an Israelite in whom there is no deceit.”

48 “How do you know me?” Nathanael asked.
Jesus answered, “I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you.”

49 Then Nathanael declared, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the king of Israel.”

50 Jesus said, “You believe[b] because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that.”

51 He then added, “Very truly I tell you,[c] you[d] will see ‘heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on’[e] the Son of Man.”


a. John 1:42 Cephas (Aramaic) and Peter (Greek) both mean rock.
b. John 1:50 Or Do you believe …??
c. John 1:51 Gen.?28:12
d. John 1:51 The Greek is plural.
e. John 1:51 The Greek is plural.

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Craig Condon avatar
What’s In a Name?
Shared by: Craig Condon on Jan, 2017
Summary: Names mean different things to different people. In the reading we heard from John 1:29-42 a few minutes ago, we heard some of the names given to Jesus and given by Jesus.
Scripture: John 1:29-42
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 2
Ernie Arnold avatar
What Is Our Role?
Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Jan, 2017
Summary: In this passage John the Evangelist reveals to us our role - TO BE A WITNESS. To tell others 1. That Jesus came to take away sin 2. That Jesus is the Only Son of God 3. That Jesus will baptize us with the Holy Spirit
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: John 1:29-42
Denomination: *other
Views: 496
James Lee avatar
“Bring them to Jesus or throw them in the fire”
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2016
Summary: How far will you go to bring someone to Jesus?
Scripture: John 1:35-46
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 24
Bill Walker avatar
Shared by: Bill Walker on Dec, 2016
Summary: The word in Genesis. The word in John. Jesus' encounter with Nicodemus.
Scripture: John 1:1-51
Views: 9
Elmer Towns avatar
Healing All Who Came Lesson 11
Shared by: Elmer Towns on Oct, 2016
Summary: Not everyone responds to Jesus the first time He calls.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: John 1:42
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 602
Rodney Kelley avatar
What Seek Ye?
Shared by: Rodney Kelley on Oct, 2016
Summary: The first disciples seek to follow the Lord
Scripture: John 1:29-42
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 124
Rodney Kelley avatar
The Compliment of Being Real
Shared by: Rodney Kelley on Oct, 2016
Summary: Jesus calls Philip and Nathanael
Scripture: John 1:43-51
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 156
John Sears avatar
Come and See
Shared by: John Sears on May, 2016
Summary: A Mother's Day message about passing along the story of faith starting with our family.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: John 1:35-50
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 571
Derrick Strickland avatar
Get Real
Shared by: Derrick Strickland on Mar, 2016
Summary: Let's see what Jesus' interaction with Nathaniel (in whom is no guile/deception) teaches us about being authentic in our faith and in our world.
Scripture: John 1:47-51
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 762
Leonard Davis avatar
Shared by: Leonard Davis on Mar, 2016
Summary: Going beyond the superficial in knowing God through Jesus Christ
Scripture: John 1:29-51
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 525
Troy Borst avatar
Jesus Changes Everything
Shared by: Troy Borst on Nov, 2015
Summary: Segmented Narrative Sermon focusing on a presentation of the Gospel.
Series: Thru Change
Craig Benner avatar
Lo Admito, Yo Tengo Prejuicios
Shared by: Craig Benner on Nov, 2015
Summary: Un prejuicio puede ser positivo o negativo.
Scripture: John 1:46-50
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 248
Russ Adams avatar
The Decision to Follow
Shared by: Russ Adams on Sep, 2015
Summary: The choice is ours. Are we going to follow Jesus, or not.
Series: 6 Choices
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 428
Shared by: MELVIN NEWLAND on May, 2015
Summary: "Seven things you can become" - These are good things you want to be "That don't necessarily cost money" So we can afford to develop them "That can help meet the needs of others" - And that is important! (Powerpoints available - #179)
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Feb, 2015
Summary: This 4th apostle, of royal blood, was a scholar. Jesus had 2 Words of Knowledge about him, and a God-moment together. Jesus pronounced the Jacob dream over him and he made the 1st great confession. He had a fig-tree experience. Check him out!
Scripture: John 1:43-51
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 656
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Feb, 2015
Summary: Looking at the 3rd apostle, chronologically.His unique call, witnessing to a skeptic, asked to feed 5,000, introduced Greeks to Christ, asked to see the Father & more Philip had unique challenges & opportunities. So do we!
Scripture: John 1:35-46
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 365
Gordon Curley avatar
Five Who Followed in Faith
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Feb, 2015
Summary: Five Men Who Followed Jesus – John chapter 1 verses 35-51 - sermon by Gordon Curley PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info
Scripture: John 1:25-51
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 311
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Feb, 2015
Summary: We're studying these courageous first-century lives and what discipleship meant in the time of Christ in the hope that we'll glean Spirit-directed twenty-first century principles for discipleship and Christian living. Andrew was the first disciple.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: John 1:29-42
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,722
Curry Pikkaart avatar
The Life of Second Fiddles
Shared by: Curry Pikkaart on Feb, 2015
Summary: Being a Second fiddles isn't necessarily a bad thing - consider Andrew.
Series: Jesus 101
Fr Mund Cargill Thompson avatar
I was sitting in the barbers...
Shared by: Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Jan, 2015
Summary: Lessons from a little boy in Sunday School, the great theologian Thomas Aquinas, the first disciples Andrew and Phillip, and of course members of our own church .. but what about?
Ron Tuit avatar
Jesus, Messiah
Shared by: Ron Tuit on Feb, 2015
Summary: Jesus begins to call His disciples and they testify to the truth of the Messiah.
Scripture: John 1:35-42
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,034
Ron Tuit avatar
The Continual Call of Disciples
Shared by: Ron Tuit on Feb, 2015
Summary: Jesus continues to call His Disciples and they reveal that He is the Son of God and Son of Man, King of Israel, and their "rabbi".
David Roth avatar
Highway from Heaven
Shared by: David Roth on Jan, 2015
Summary: Epiphany 2 B. Jesus calls Nathanael as a disciple telling him that he will see angels ascending and descending on the Son of Man, a reference to Jacob's Ladder. Christ has united us to the Father, a bridge, ladder, or highway connecting earth and heaven.
Daniel Habben avatar
A Happy Invasion of Privacy (outline by Wayne Schmidt)
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Jan, 2015
Summary: 1) Found by the Lord 2) Known by the Lord 3) Informed by the Lord
Scripture: John 1:43-51
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 537
William Baeta avatar
Heaven shall be opened to you
Shared by: William Baeta on Jan, 2015
Summary: “Most assuredly, I say to you, hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man” John 1:51.
Gordon McCulloch avatar
To be in the presence of Jesus; the fundamental part of Christianity
Shared by: Gordon McCulloch on Jan, 2015
Summary: To be in the presence of Jesus is all we need. Yet simple message gets so distorted and confused. People need to return to what is important and that is Jesus. This sermon explains why. Read and enjoy!
Gerald Roberts avatar
Invitational Words Of Jesus
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Jan, 2015
Summary: Words of invitation that Jesus used in this reading.
Clair Sauer avatar
From Sketicism to Discipleship
Shared by: Clair Sauer on Jan, 2015
Summary: For each of us, like Nathanael, our movement to full discipleship in Jesus Christ takes us through periods of skepticism and doubt, but if we look for the signs and work of Christ, we will never be empty of words to share as disciples of Christ!
Scripture: John 1:43-51
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 1,025
Mark Schaeufele avatar
Making Disciples
Shared by: Mark Schaeufele on Nov, 2014
Summary: The way we make disciples is by showing them how to look like Jesus.
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The Great Adventure
Shared by: Mark Schaeufele on Nov, 2014
Summary: Jesus invites us on a great adventure that will change us forever.