SERMONS, OUTLINES, ILLUSTRATIONS, AND PREACHING IDEAS

PREJUDICE TO PURITY

by Dr. Ed Young


Prejudice to Purity
Dr. Ed Young
John 1:46-47


Open your Bibles, if you would to John's Gospel. We've been looking atthe Apostles. This morning I read from John, chapter number 1, beginning with verse 44 and reading to the end of the chapter. John 1:44 -51.Now Philip was from Bethsaida, of the city of Andrewand Peter.
Philip found Nathanael and said to him, ''We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, also the prophets, wrote -Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.'' And Nathanael said to him, ''Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?'' Philip said to him, ''Come and see.'' Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and said of him, ''Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no guile!'' Nathanael said to Him, ''How do you know me?'' Jesus answered and said to him, ''Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.'' Nathanael answered Him , ''Rabbi, You are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!'' Jesus answered and said to him, ''Because I said to you that I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You shall see greater things than these.''


And He said to him, ''Truly, truly I say to you, you shall see the heavens opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.''

Let's pray again. Father, speak to our hearts, let me get out of the

way, so that Thy Word and Thy holy and divine message may be heard,

received and understood and applied right where we live. We pray i n

Jesus' blessed and holy Name. Amen.

The apostle, Nathanael , was the absent-minded professor among the disciples. The young people would say, ''He's in 'Sky-City'. He's in outer space.'' Nathanael was a dreamer. He was a vistonary man and some believe he was perhaps the outstanding scholar among the twelve. He was the kind of person you meet that, well, he never really combs his hair, and half the time he forgets to tie his shoe laces and never even thinks about shining his shoes. He's one of those free-spirited, floating ...

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