Summary: This is the fill in the blank for the Bible study on Andrew from 12 Ordinary Men. See also notes from the Bible Study found in the series of sermons here.
Note: This is a study from the book 12 Ordinary Men by John McArthur an excellent book. This is the fill in the blank outline from Adult Bible Fellowships of First Baptist Church Orion. This is not original but worth posting for study.
Twelve Ordinary Men: Andrews - the Apostle of Small Things
One of the two who heard John speak, and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first found his own
brother Simon, and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated, the Christ). And he brought him to Jesus. - John 1:40-42
I. Andrew’s Background
a. He is the least-known member of the most dominant _______________.
b. This is a bit odd in light of the fact that he was the ________ to be called by Jesus.
c. He and __________ were lifelong ____________ and business ____________ with the Zebedee brothers.
Together these men were the leaders of the Twelve.
d. It appears that the ________ brothers and the ______________ brothers had taken a sabbatica from their
fishing business and were following _______ the ____________ when Jesus first called them (John 1:35-42).
II. Andrew’s Introduction to Jesus
a. He met Jesus the day after John _____________ Jesus and proclaimed Him to be the “__________ of
b. When John the Baptist pointed Jesus out again, Andrew and John got the hint and went to meet Him. They
spent the evening at His place in conversation, probably about the ___________.
c. Based on this initial conversation with Jesus, Andrew believed that He was the ____________ and
immediately found _________ and brought him to Jesus.
III. Andrew’s Character
a. He lived his life in the ___________ of his better-known brother.
b. Apparently he did not __________ this fact.
c. He had the right heart for _____________.
d. He was the least ____________ of the first four apostles and also the most ___________.
IV. Andrew saw the __________ of individual people.
“Almost every time we see him in the Gospel accounts, he is bringing someone to Jesus.”
a. He brought __________ to Jesus (John 1:42).
b. He brought the boy with the ________ and __________ to Jesus (John 6:9).
c. He brought a group of ___________ to Jesus (John 12:20-22). This makes Andrew the first __________
d. Andrew’s willingness to evangelize in the _____________ is similar to the way that Edward Kimball had an
impact for Christ.
V. Andrew saw the value of insignificant _______.
When the other disciples were at a loss for how to feed 5,000 hungry people, Andrew simply brought the little boy’s gift to Jesus. As it turns out this was more than enough.
VI. Andrew saw the value of inconspicuous __________.
Some people won’t play in the band unless they can hit the big _________. James and John had that tendency. So did
Peter. But not Andrew. He is never named as a participant in the big debates. He was more concerned about bringing
people to Jesus than about who got the ________ or who was in ________. This is a lesson many __________ today
would do well to learn.
Eph 6:6 not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart,
We do not read about Andrew in the book of Acts. Church tradition says that he took the gospel north (which is why
he is the patron saint of Russia and Scotland). He was ultimately crucified in Achaia, which is in southern Greece near
Athens. By most accounts he hung on his cross for two days, exhorting
passersby to turn to Christ for salvation.
1 Corinthians 1:27-29 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; (28) and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, (29) that no flesh should glory in His presence.