Posts Tagged ‘Andrew’

Andrew, Fisherman

February 11, 2016

Andrew was  a disciple of John the Baptist before he was a disciple of Jesus. Andrew, like his brother Peter, was a fisherman by trade, meaning that he was an outdoorsman and must have been very physically fit. He was exposed to the conditions and had learned a trade that was also physically demanding. 
Andrew and Simon were called by Jesus when they were fishing. They left their nets and followed Him leaving everything behind.

Andrew brought others to Christ, his brother Peter before Jesus made them disciples and the the little boy who had five loaves and two fishes. 

Andrew was a great example of what we should be as followers of Jesus.

John 1:40  One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother.

Andrew, Peter’s Brother

July 17, 2014

The Apostle Andrew first heard John the Baptist proclaim that Jesus of Nazareth was the Messiah. He then went back to his occupation of fishing until Jesus came by and called to Andrew and Peter to follow Him.

Like many of us, Andrew lived in the shadow of his more famous sibling, Simon Peter. Andrew first told Peter about Christ, then stepped into the background as his boisterous brother became a leader among the apostles and in the early church.

The Gospels don’t tell us a great deal about Andrew, but we can read between the lines and find a person who thirsted for truth and found it in the living water of Jesus Christ. Discover how a simple fisherman dropped his nets on the shore and went on to become a remarkable fisher of men.

John 1:40-41
One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.