S (Scripture): John 1:35 The next day John was standing again with two of his disciples. 36 When he saw Jesus walking along he said, “Look! The Lamb of God!” 37 The two disciples heard what he said, and they followed Jesus.
38 When Jesus turned and saw them following, he asked, “What are you looking for?”
They said, “Rabbi (which is translated Teacher), where are you staying?”
39 He replied, “Come and see.” So they went and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day. It was about four o’clock in the afternoon.
40 One of the two disciples who heard what John said and followed Jesus was Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter. 41 He first found his own brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated Christ). 42 He led him to Jesus.
Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon, son of John. You will be called Cephas” (which is translated Peter).
O (Observation): Come and See. This is the simple call of evangelism. Jesus simply invites. And with the invitation comes access to Jesus’ life. And, eventually, Jesus challenges those disciples to learn and grow from their experiences.
But it starts with the invitation: Come and See.
A (Application): How complicated and scary we make evangelism! We think that communicating God’s saving grace is so complicated, when, really, it comes down to 3 simple words: COME AND SEE!
Whatcha doing? Building a home with Habitat for Humanity…come and see.
Whatcha doing? Going to worship…come and see.
Whatcha doing? Knitting caps for babies…come and see.
Whatcha doing? Going to visit a friend in the hospital…come and see.
Whatcha doing? Going to Theology on Tap…come and see.
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P (Prayer): Lord, help us to be bold enough and brave enough to share your goodness with others. Amen.