Our reading this week takes us to Andrew, brother of (Simon) Peter. Read Chapter 3: Andrew–the Apostle of Small Things.
Some of you, like me, grew up with a sibling, perhaps a brother or two. The Bible is not clear about who is older, Simon (Peter) or Andrew, but all indications seem to point that Peter was the elder of the two. He’s more polished, shows more leadership, and quickly becomes Jesus’ right hand man.
As we’ll learn this week, however, it’s Andrew who makes the initial introduction of Jesus to his brother, Peter. Andrew hears about Jesus from John the Baptist, and then has a period of following Jesus, and then alerts Peter that “we have found the Messiah”.
It’s almost as if Andrew wants to lay claim to finding Jesus….first.
“Look at me….look at me,” is maybe what Andrew runs telling his brother.
But we know how the story unfolds, right.
Ironically, as our author points out, Andrew (just like Peter) was perfectly suited for his calling:
“….Andrew may be a better model for most church leaders (today) than Peter, because most who enter the ministry will labor in relative obscurity, like Andrew, as opposed to being renowned and prominent, like Peter…”
Chapter 3, p. 64, “Twelve Ordinary Men”
Much more on Andrew on Friday!
Gather beginning at 7:30 am. Jason Schubert will kick off the lesson at 7:45 am.
See you then!