“Come and see for yourself,” Philip replied. John 1:46b (NLT)
The first chapter of John lays out the perfect formula for discipleship. First, someone finds Jesus – in this case it was Philip. Then, he goes to someone he knows and shares what he has found. The next thing he does is say “come and see for yourself.” You see, in order to be a disciple, we have to first know Jesus ourselves. And in order to make disciples, we have to tell someone about what we’ve found and then encourage them to “see for themselves.” Quite simple really. Why do we make it so difficult?