John 1:29-42 (CEV)
The Lamb of God
29 The next day, John saw Jesus coming toward him and said:
Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30 He is the one I told you about when I said, “Someone else will come. He is greater than I am, because he was alive before I was born.” 31 I didn’t know who he was. But I came to baptize you with water, so that everyone in Israel would see him.
32 I was there and saw the Spirit come down on him like a dove from heaven. And the Spirit stayed on him. 33 Before this I didn’t know who he was. But the one who sent me to baptize with water had told me, “You will see the Spirit come down and stay on someone. Then you will know that he is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.” 34 I saw this happen, and I tell you that he is the Son of God.
The First Disciples of Jesus
35 The next day, John was there again, and two of his followers were with him. 36 When he saw Jesus walking by, he said, “Here is the Lamb of God!” 37 John’s two followers heard him, and they went with Jesus.
38 When Jesus turned and saw them, he asked, “What do you want?”
They answered, “Rabbi, where do you live?” The Hebrew word “Rabbi” means “Teacher.”
39 Jesus replied, “Come and see!” It was already about four o’clock in the afternoon when they went with him and saw where he lived. So they stayed on for the rest of the day.
40 One of the two men who had heard John and had gone with Jesus was Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter. 41 The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother and tell him, “We have found the Messiah!” The Hebrew word “Messiah” means the same as the Greek word “Christ.”
42 Andrew brought his brother to Jesus. And when Jesus saw him, he said, “Simon son of John, you will be called Cephas.” This name can be translated as “Peter.”
There he is. Him! He’s The One.
He’s the one I was telling you about; you know, the one who is going to bring a new way, to show us God’s way. You know how you have all flocked to me, think I am bringing repentance and a new start, well I’m only the warm-up act, the pre-show. I am not showing you the new way – but pointing you to the one that will.
Me, I’m nothing special, but him – he’s amazing.
I always thought he was special, but not how or why, I just knew you all needed to know him. But then, I saw this descending, looked like a dove coming down and gently landing on him, then I knew
This is the Son of God
He is The One.
So we went, followed after him, went to see what he was doing and saying – and what it meant for us. We wanted to know all about him and he invited us
Come and see
To come and see for ourselves. What an invitation. To join him. To see where he lived, how he lived. And we did, I discovered for myself what Jesus was all about. I knew he was the Messiah.
He is The One.
I had to let everyone know.