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Thursday, March 24, 2011

3/25/11 John 12:20-22 Seeking Jesus

20 Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the festival. 21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus.

(Andrew Introducing Greeks Ottavio Vannini- 1585-1643)

Thoughts: The Greeks came to worship, and the Greeks sought Jesus out.  When we come to worship, we shouldn't just go through the motions, we should seek Jesus.  Philip and Andrew, like good disciples, wanted to introduce them to Jesus.  Part of our job in being disciples of Christ is to introduce others to Christ. 

Prayer: Help me to seek you, Lord.  Help me to introduce others to you. 

John Calvin Abridged: These Greeks also were Jews who came to the Temple to worship.  That they went to Philip first shows modesty developed by their piety. 

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