This year we are covering the four Gospel Accounts together in chronological order.
In the previous post, we covered John 1:25-34. Here was the conclusion:
John the Baptist blatantly stated that Jesus is the Son of God.
"35 Again on the morrow John was standing, and two of his disciples;
36 and he looked upon Jesus as he walked, and saith, Behold, the Lamb of God!"
(This passage began with "Again on the morrow...", which meant these events occurred on the same day as the events from the previous post. John's Gospel Account stated that the same day John the Baptist declared Jesus is the Son of God, John the Baptist (while standing with two of his own disciples) stated that Jesus was the Lamb of God. Remember, John the Baptist was a Semikah Rabbi...he had disciples: students studying to be Rabbi's.)
"37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus."
(Two of John the Baptist's disciples left him and followed Jesus!)
"38 And Jesus turned, and beheld them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? And they said unto him, Rabbi (which is to say, being interpreted, Teacher), where abideth thou?
39 He saith unto them, Come, and ye shall see. They came therefore and saw where he abode; and they abode with him that day: it was about the tenth hour."
(Jesus asked them what they wanted. They called Him Rabbi. Jesus' response confirmed that He was willing to teach them...willing to be their Rabbi. However, Jesus did not officially call them to be disciples. All of this happened around the tenth hour, which would have been afternoon...around 4 PM.)
"40 One of the two that heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother."
(One of the two was Andrew. The other was not named. However, this was what John the Disciple did throughout his Gospel Account: he didn't mention himself by name. Why? As we saw in the Friday long post titled, "John 1:25-28", John's Gospel Account was the only one that documented John the Baptist NOT facilitating his own purpose and progress to the point of denying being "Elijah" and a prophet. John the Disciple recognized the importance of this Doctrine in his Gospel Account AND lived by it himself! John the Disciple did not facilitate his own purpose and progress in his Gospel Account.)
Two of John the Baptist's disciples followed Jesus.