Day Two: Can Anything Good Come Out of Chambersburg?

John 1:43-51 – The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, “Follow me.”
Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida. Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote —Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”
“Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked.
“Come and see,” said Philip.
When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, “Here truly is an Israelite in whom there is no deceit.”
“How do you know me?” Nathanael asked.
Jesus answered, “I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you.”
Then Nathanael declared, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the king of Israel.”
Jesus said, “You believe because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that.” He then added, “Very truly I tell you, you will see ‘heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on’ the Son of Man.”

Nazareth is unimpressive. Nathanael assumes he knows all there is to know about Nazareth. Nonetheless he takes Philip’s invitation to come and see. That’s all he had to do to receive Jesus’ prophetic word and vision for his life.

Do you feel like you know all there is to know about worship, or prayer, or church or Jesus? Do you have low expectations when you go to church, or small group, or campus meetings? Do you want to see the greater things that Jesus has in store for you? Lay aside any misgivings and just come and see!  Sing “Fullness” (Click here). [Notes taken from P. Ed’s message given at the College Conference]

– JP