Good News B8
Second Sunday in Ordinary
John 1:35-42 New
John 1:35-42 Bible Gateway Contemporary
John said, “Behold the Lamb of God.”
Today Andrew and another man were standing talking with John the Baptist. When Jesus
walked by them, John said Behold the Lamb of God. Andrew
and his friend followed closely behind Jesus
and joined him where he was staying. Andrew
listened and was so excited he went to get his brother Simon. We have found the
Messiah...the one who has come to save the world.
Have you ever known right off the bat when you
met someone that you liked them and wanted to spend a lot of time with them. You wanted to talk with them and find out their ideas.
You wanted to tell them your ideas. This is what it was like with Andrew and Simon
and the other friend. They really liked Jesus. They wanted to walk with him and
talk with him and stay with him.
Maybe you’ve heard the saying, “What a friend
we have in Jesus.” This is so true. Jesus
is a great friend. He will teach you. He will play with you. He will pray with
you. He will help you solve any problem you might have. All you have to do is
ask...just like Andrew and his friend.
Where are you staying, Lord Jesus? Jesus
is staying in your heart. You will find him there.
Jesus will listen when you are sad. He will
listen when you are happy. He will tell you which way to go. Just ask him. Remember
to ask him to go along with you. Tell all your friends about the goodness of
the Lord. How he cares for you and for them. Tell your brothers and sisters
that Jesus loves them and that you
love them. Tell your parents that you know that they were a gift from God to
has someone to listen to them. Not everyone has someone to cheer them up when
they are down. Pray for those people who have no family or friends to celebrate
their birthdays with. Pray for those people who are lonely and have no one to
play games with. Pray for those who are scared. Ask that they hear the voice of
God and his Angels saying, “Do not be afraid.” Pray
for those people who have many skills and talents, but no job to earn money for
their families. Ask Jesus to go to
them to be their friend and help them. Ask Jesus
to help them. Ask Jesus to teach them
what they need to know to get the best job for them.
Say the “Our
Father” and remember that Jesus, the
Son of God is your friend.
Father, who art in Heaven,
be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
as it is in heaven.
this day, our daily bread.
us our trespasses,
forgive those who trespass against us.
us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
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