John 1:43-51 (Philip & Nathanael)

Yesterday, we saw Andrew being invited by Jesus to “come and see” what God was up to – and he went and brought his brother, Peter. Today, we read a very similar story with Philip and Nathanael.

John 1:43 The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, “Follow me.”

Normally, disciples would seek out a rabbi. But this teacher reverses this, going out to find his disciples. Again, Jesus’ authority is on display, as Philip obeys his command (and even seeks out another recruit.)

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