Memory Verse: He said to them, ‘Go into all the worldand preach the good news to all creation’. – Mark 16:15.
The greatest desire of God has always been for the salvation of humankind. He wants everyone to come to repentance and be reconciled to himself through faith in Christ Jesus (1 Tim. 2:3-5). But how can the lost believe in Christ and be saved when they have not heard about Him? And how can they hear about Him unless someone tells them? (Rom. 10:14, 17). That is why in Mark 16:15, Jesus commands us to ‘preach the good news to all creation’. We learn from the main text that when Andrew heard the testimony of John about Christ and followed Him, the first thing he did was to look for his brother Simon and tell him about his newly found Lord.
Questions for Discussion
Why did John testify of Christ as, ‘the Lamb of God’? Verse 36.
How did the two disciples with John respond to this testimony about Christ? Verse 37.
What was the first thing Andrew did after he had chosen to follow Christ? Verse 40-41.
What can we learn as Christians from what Andrew did?
Discuss some of the things that often prevent Christians from sharing their faith.
Everyone who has received Christ should have a deep desire to share the good news about Him with others. Like Andrew, we must carry the gospel message to our unbelieving friends, relatives, co-workers and others. God is counting on us to move out of our comfort zones to seek the unsaved (in our homes, neighborhoods, workplaces, schools, on the streets, etc.) and bring them to Jesus. Doing this would bring great joy in Heaven (Luke 15:7, 10).