Tuesday, April 11, 2017

BIBLE CHARACTERS:
Andrew - Manliness

Introduction: Andrew is a man of great humility. He was from Bethsaida of Galilee [John 1:44]. He thought more of service than reputation-more of work to be done than of the place given to the worker. He was prompt to help.

  1. Initially John the Baptists' disciple [John 1:35-40]
    a. Responsive to John's direction.
  2. Immediate response when called. [Matt. 4:19-20]
    a. Left all and followed.
  3. First to believe in Jesus [John 1:40]
    a. Recognized His Messiah ship.
  4. He is always bringing someone to Jesus.
    a. He brought his brother.
      1. A personal witness.
    b. He brought a boy [John 6:8-11]
      1.He recognized the boys potential.
    c. He brought the Greeks [John 12:20-22]
      1. Counseled with Philip.
  5. Final Destiny
    a. He sought the Holy Ghost [Acts 1:13]
      1. Sensed the necessity of the empowered spirit.
    b. Crucified on a cross in the form of an
    X.
      1. Having rebuked Aegeas for obstinate idolatry.
Illustration: Leonard Bernstein, [the celebrated orchestra leader] was asked, what is the hardest instrument to play? He replied without hesitation, "Second fiddle. I can always get plenty of first violinists, but to find one who plays second violin with as much enthusiasm or second french horn or second flute, now that's a problem. And yet if no one plays second we have no harmony! Andrew was happy playing second fiddle.

An evangelist is a beggar telling another hungry beggar where to get bread.



(C)2005 Pastor Lockard's Living on the Bright Side Ministries.

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