Bringing And Including by Frank Pollard

By Frank Pollard
"BRINGING AND INCLUDING"
John 1:35-42

"Again the next day, John was standing with two of
his disciples and he looked upon Jesus as he walked and
said, "Behold, the Lamb of God." And the two disciples
heard him speak and they followed Jesus. Jesus turned and
beheld them following and said to them, "What do you
seek?" And they said to him, "Rabbi (when translated means
teacher), where are you staying?" He said to them, "Come
and see." They came therefore and saw where he was staying
and they stayed with him that day, for it was about the
tenth hour. one of the two who heard John speak and
followed him was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. He found
first his brother, Simon, and said to him, "We have found
the Messiah (when translated means Christ)." He brought
him to Jesus.
John the Baptist, a fisherman named Andrew and an
unnamed man were standing by the Jordan River. John the
Baptist was talking to these two disciples, learners of his
when his speech trailed off into silence. The two men,
following his lead, found themselves looking at a stranger
approaching in the distance. Then John the Baptist said
it. Not in that booming preacher voice of his that could
be heard by an assembly of hundreds of people but the kind
of voice you use when you speak, not in authority but in
awe. "Look," he said, "the Lamb of God." John had been
telling his followers that he was just the master of
ceremonies at God's banquet of life. "I am here to
introduce the main man," he said. Now he sees Jesus and
says, "Look, that's him, the Lamb of God." Any real
minister of the Gospel points away from himself and to
Jesus. At first John the Baptist is so enthralled at what
God has revealed to him about his cousin Jesus, he didn't
notice that the two men had left him and were headed for
Jesus. In the last verse of John 3 some John's followers
came and said, "John, this fellow, Jesus' is baptizing too
and he's baptizing more than you are." And J ...


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