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Andrew. A Character Study Graceway-Oakboro, NC. Andrew worked quietly behind the scenes, winning people one by one. Unlike his brother – Peter – who won 3000 at one time and was in the LIME LIGHT. Peter was the “big” fisherman and Andrew was the “little” fisherman.
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Andrew A Character Study Graceway-Oakboro, NC
Unlike his brother – Peter – who won 3000 at one time and was in the LIME LIGHT.
Peter was the “big” fisherman and Andrew was the “little” fisherman
Never Forget:It was the “little” fisherman that hooked the “big” fisherman!!You never know
I. His Background:Born in BethsaidaLiving in Capernaum when he met JesusPartner with Peter in family business
But … the 2 brothers were different:1. Peter roared like a fire cracker and exploded into colorswhile Andrew sizzled low with the consistency of a sparkler
But … the 2 brothers were different:2. Peter was impetuouswhile Andrew was cautious
But … the 2 brothers were different:3. Peter led in publicwhile Andrew followed faithfully
But … the 2 brothers were different:4. Andrew didn’t …Follow emotionally after miracles…Jump daringly into a stormy sea Rashly cut off a man’s ear..
But … Rather he was Solid, Prudent, and Balanced in his love for the Lord.
II. His Conversion(Jn. 1:35-40)Andrew was asked a question … “What seek ye?”Andrew was the 1st Disciple to believe, along with John.
The early church called him … Protoclete (1st to believe)1. To be the 1st takes courage2. Andrew wasn’t afraid to follow his convictionsThen…
Andrew responded to salvation immediately and also consecration immediately (Matt. 4:19-23)
III. His Personal Work Andrew was a dedicated personal worker!He was so thrilled to meet the Messiah he couldn’t keep it to himself.
III. His Personal Work 1. He brought His Brother(Jn. 1:41-42)Some will give $ to missions but let their friends, neighbors, and workmates go to hell without a dedicated effort to reach them
III. His Personal Work 3. He brought a BarbarianJohn 12:20-33He learned Jesus was no respecter of persons (I Pe 1:17)
1. Andrew was known as Peter’s brother Mk. 3:18 / Acts 1:13 / Mk. 10:2 / Lk. 6:14
2. Andrew was humble and went quietly about his business of winning one by one
Josephus said he lingered for 3 days trying to win people to Christ while on cross.
We, like Andrew, must…1. Open our hearts to Jesus’ purpose.2. Reach out warmly… and3. Cultivate genuine friendships with others outside the Body of Christ