For the next twelve days we are going to look at the twelve (Disciples) and dig a little deeper truly getting to know them.
Day 1- Getting to know Andrew)
Andrew was the older brother of Simon also known as Peter.
Andrew was a fisherman like his brother and was first a disciple of John the Baptist. He was the first disciple to encounter Jesus and introduced his brother Simon to Jesus. He was a missionary going around spreading the gospel and sharing Jesus with everyone he came in contact with. Before Jesus fed the five thousand Andrew once again missionary like introduced Jesus to a young boy who had 5 small barley loaves and two fish. Andrew also right before the passover introduced several Gentiles to Jesus that wanted to meet him. Andrew went through out his life spreading and sharing the love of Jesus and like Jesus died a martyr. Andrew as tied on a cross that was shaped like an X for two days instead of nailed to the cross so he could suffer longer. Even while hanging on the cross for two days in public, Andrew continued to share the gospel from the cross and encouraged everyone that passed by in Christ. That within itself tells us about the character of Andrew. Andrew might not have been one of the three in Jesus closes circle. But Andrew’s ability being a missionary was very vital to the gospel of Jesus Christ and was very important to the mission that was before them. Now when you read or hear about the disciple Andrew, think about how important his job was and all the things that he done. Are you willing to be like Andrew and share the love of Christ and the Gospel of Christ with everyone you come in contact with?
40 Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus. 41 The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ). 42 And he brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John. You will be called Cephas” (which, when translated, is Peter[a]).
New International Version (NIV)
8 Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, 9 “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?”10 Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there). 11 Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.
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.