Today, Sunday January 17 John 1,35-42 is read. It is about Jesus and his first encounter with Simon, (Peter), his brother Andrew and Philip
( N:B. The texts below are copied from www.christianwritingtoday.com/free_downloads/WebNT_CWTedition.pdf )
John 1,35-42 says:
1:35 Again, the next day, John (ed. the Baptist) was standing with two of his disciples,
1:36 and he looked at Jesus as he walked, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!”
1:37 The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.
1:38 Jesus turned, and saw them following, and said to them, “What are you looking for?” They said to him, “Rabbi” where are you staying?”
1:39 He said to them, “Come, and see.” They came and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day. It was about the tenth hour.
1:40 One of the two who heard John, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother.
1:41 He first found his own brother, Simon, and said to him, “We have found the Messiah!” (which is, being interpreted, Christe ).
1:42 He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him, and said, “You are Simon the son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas” (which is by interpretation, Peter).
1:43 On the next day, he was determined to go out into Galilee, and he found Philip. Jesus said to him, “Follow me.”
1:44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter.
1:45 Philip found Nathanael, and said to him, “We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, wrote: Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”
1:39 4:00 PM.
1:41 “Messiah” (Hebrew) and “Christ” (Greek) both mean “Anointed One”.