READ: John 1:19-23, 25-39
John the Baptist had a reputation. He was very popular in certain circles. Just like you, people knew him for certain things he did. You maybe known as the baseball or other sport guy…or smart guy in class…or church and music guy like I was.
Even though he was known for certain things, he knew of someone greater than he:
“He is the one who comes after me, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.”http://bible.com/111/jhn.1.27.niv
What did he do? He pointed them to Jesus.
“When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!” When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus.”http://bible.com/111/jhn.1.36-37.niv
Why did he do this? Because he knew a secret. He knew what God was up to. He knew God’s plan to give every man and woman what their heart was really looking for…namely Himself!
So John knew if he really cared for the people around him, the best thing he could do with his influence is point them to Jesus. Jesus was the one they should follow most to find the life they really wanted.
You Have Followers
Believe it or not, you have followers. Every person has someone that looks up to them and has some sort of influence with them. The question you should ask yourself is:Where are you leading them?
Will you point them to the Greatest Destination and person…the Greatest Man Jesus?
Ok, so what do we do?
First off, are you following Jesus? If not, what will you do this week to get to know Him better? And then could you invite a friend to go to church or a youth group or start reading the Bible with you?