Finding Jesus
John 1:43-51 ESV

Finding Jesus

John 1:43-51 (ESV)
The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” 44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” 46 Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!” 48 Nathanael said to him, “How do you know me?” Jesus answered him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” 49 Nathanael answered him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” 50 Jesus answered him, “Because I said to you, ‘I saw you under the fig tree,’ do you believe? You will see greater things than these.” 51 And he said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”

John 1:43-44 (ESV)
The next day Jesus decided (didn’t leave things to chance) to go to Galilee (how did Jesus make decisions – prayed & obeyed – I have food…. to do the will of the father. Rom. 12:2, 1 Thess. 5:16-18) (Keep in step). He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” 44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida (house of fishing), the city of Andrew and Peter.

“Follow me” – Luke 9:23-25 (ESV)
And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. 25 For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?

John 1:45-46 (ESV)
Philip found Nathanael (Bartholomew) and said to him, “We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote

Like Andrew, Philip found another, Nathanael, and by his witness brought him to Jesus. /  The name Nathanael means “Gift of God.”