Bringing People to Jesus
He first found his own brother Simon and told him, "We have found the Messiah!” (which means "Anointed One”). . . —John 1:41
become known for many things. Noah is known as a righteous man in an
evil age. David is known as the man after God's own heart. Peter is
known as the outspoken disciple. John is known as the disciple whom
Jesus loved. Judas is known as the betrayer. Paul is known as a fearless
proclaimer of the gospel. Andrew is known for bringing others to Jesus.
first person Andrew brought to Jesus was his brother Peter. As soon as
Peter joined the disciples, he became the spokesperson for the Twelve,
while Andrew remained in the background. It was Peter, not Andrew, who
rose to prominence as one of Jesus' inner circle of three. We do not
read of Andrew resenting Peter; it seems he was satisfied to bring
others to Jesus and leave the results to Him.
is not surprising that Andrew found the boy with the loaves and fishes
and brought him to Jesus (John 6:8–9). Andrew brought Greeks to Jesus,
even though they were despised by pious Jews (John 12:20–22). There is
no record of Andrew ever preaching a sermon, performing a miracle, or
writing a book of Scripture. He is remembered for those whom he brought
Andrew is a good role model
for us. Our job is not to transform people into Christians nor to
convict them of their sin. It is not our responsibility to make people
do what they ought to do. Our task is to bring them to Jesus, and He
will perform His divine work in their lives.
—Experiencing God Day by Day