Andrew - Manliness
Introduction: Andrew is a man of great humility. He was from Bethsaida of Galilee [John 1:44]. He thought more of service than reputation-more of work to be done than of the place given to the worker. He was prompt to help.
Illustration: Leonard Bernstein, [the celebrated orchestra leader] was asked, what is the hardest instrument to play? He replied without hesitation, "Second fiddle. I can always get plenty of first violinists, but to find one who plays second violin with as much enthusiasm or second french horn or second flute, now that's a problem. And yet if no one plays second we have no harmony! Andrew was happy playing second fiddle.
- Initially John the Baptists' disciple [John 1:35-40]
a. Responsive to John's direction.
- Immediate response when called. [Matt. 4:19-20]
a. Left all and followed.
- First to believe in Jesus [John 1:40]
a. Recognized His Messiahship.
- He is always bringing someone to Jesus.
a. He brought his brother.
1. A personal witness.
b. He brought a boy [John 6:8-11]
1.He recognized the boys potential.
c. He brought the Greeks [John 12:20-22]
1. Counseled with Philip.
- Final Destiny>
a. He sought the Holy Ghost [Acts 1:13]
1. Sensed the necessity of the empowered spirit.
b. Crucified on a cross in the form of an X.
1. Having rebuked Aegeas for obstinate idolatry.
An evangelist is a beggar telling another hungry beggar where to get bread.