Hitched: The Gospel Message

Sharing your testimony should not be scary for you. Has God saved you? Has he made you new? Has he changed your life? Great! Then tell your story!

When Jesus called Philip to follow him, Philips first course of action was to go and tell someone. He went to Nathanael. I want you to notice the message that Philip delivered to Nathanael though. It’s a message that has nothing to do with Philip and everything to do with Jesus.

John 1:45, “Philip found Nathanael and said to him, ‘We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”

Going Deeper

Though Philip does not mention himself here, other than including himself in “we,” it must be assumed that Nathanael already knew Philip. Nathanael knew the man that Philip was and thus Philip did not need to spend a great deal of time introducing himself. Rather, Philip gets right to the heart of the message. There are two main principles in his message that you need to see: Philip’s message was biblical and Christ-centered.