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Gospel for the Christmas Weekday on January 4

John 1:35-42

Summary: John the Baptist identified Jesus as the Lamb of God, leading two of his disciples to follow Jesus. Curious, they asked Jesus where He stayed, and He invited them to join Him. Among them was Andrew, who, convinced of Jesus' messianic identity, eagerly informed his brother Simon. Introducing Simon to Jesus, Jesus named him Cephas (Peter), signifying the beginning of their transformative journey as His disciples.

First Disciples of Jesus

John was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he said, “Behold, the Lamb of God.” The two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus.

Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them, “What are you looking for?”

They said to him, “Rabbi” (which translated means Teacher), “where are you staying?”

He said to them, “Come, and you will see.” So they went and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day.

It was about four in the afternoon. Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard John and followed Jesus. He first found his own brother Simon and told him, “We have found the Messiah,” which is translated Christ.

Then he brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John; you will be called Cephas,” which is translated Peter.

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