People to Jesus
first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, “We have found the
Messiah” (which is translated, the Christ). (John 1:41)
become known for many things. Noah is known as a righteous man in an evil age.
David is known as the man after God’s own heart. Peter is known as the
outspoken disciple. John is known as the disciple whom Jesus loved. Judas is
known as the betrayer. Paul is known as a fearless proclaimer of the gospel.
Andrew is known for bringing others to Jesus.
first person Andrew brought to Jesus was his brother Peter. As soon as Peter
joined the disciples, he became the spokesperson for the Twelve, while Andrew
remained in the background. It was Peter, not Andrew, who rose to prominence as
one of Jesus’ inner circle of three. We do not read of Andrew resenting Peter;
it seems he was satisfied to bring others to Jesus and leave the results to
is not surprising that Andrew found the boy with the loaves and fishes and
brought him to Jesus (John 6:8–9). Andrew brought Greeks to Jesus, even though
they were despised by pious Jews (John 12:20–22). There is no record of Andrew
ever preaching a sermon, performing a miracle, or writing a book of Scripture.
He is remembered for those whom he brought to Jesus.
is a good role model for us. Our job is not to transform people into Christians
nor to convict them of their sin. It is not our responsibility to make people
do what they ought to do. Our task is to bring them to Jesus, and He will
perform His divine work in their lives.