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Sir, we would like to see Jesus
Pastor Dave Scharf
by Pastor Dave Scharf
January 14, 2023

Jesus was in Jerusalem. His name was being talked about all over Israel. It was the week he was going to die, and he knew it. To say the least, he had a lot going on. Some Greeks who had heard of Jesus’ message and the wonders he performed came to Philip with a very simple request: “‘Sir,’ they said, ‘we would like to see Jesus’” (John 12:21). Greeks were non-Jews, so it was rather unheard of for them to ask to speak with a Jewish teacher. And with that, Philip was given an incredible opportunity to show Jesus to someone. What did Jesus tell them? He told them about what his impending death would mean for them. It was an eternity-changing encounter.

This is now your purpose in life. We as royal priests exist for this purpose. Our task is very simple: to bring people to see Jesus. Do you have a neighbor whose car stays in the garage on Sunday mornings? Is there a parent who needs you to encourage them in their faith walk? Do you have a friend or coworker who’s shown a curiosity about religion? Show them Jesus. How? “Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus” (John 12:22). Notice that Philip didn’t need to flex his theological prowess. He simply brought them to see Jesus. 

Show Jesus with your life. Speak freely about what Jesus means to you. Then invite someone to church. And don’t just invite but bring someone with you so that they too can see Jesus!

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