Lesson 33: Invitations of Jesus

This Lesson is part of John’s Gospel Easy Notes Series. 

Come and See
(John 1:39)

When Jesus invites you to be with him, we are reminded of Psalm 34:8: “Taste and see that the LORD is good.”

So many people refuse the invitation of Jesus thinking that it involves too great a cost. It certainly looks like that when you look at it from outside.

But Jesus is not asking you to stand out there and be a spectator but he is inviting you to come in and be a participant.

You are welcome, he says. In another great invitation he gave he said, “my yoke is easy and my burden is light (Matthew 11:30).

Come to Me and Drink
(John 7:37)

There is a deep dissatisfaction in our hearts. We try to substitute our need of God with everything else. Even our busyness for the Lord is sometimes a substitute for the discipline of sitting quietly at the Lord’s feet communing with him (see Luke 10:38 to 42).

But Jesus is calling all who are thirsty to come to him. The invitation is not “Come and drink.” Instead the invitation is “Come to Me . . .” He will then baptize you with the Holy Spirit (John 1:33).

Thirst will give way to rivers of blessing in your life. How many of you miss God’s blessing in your life because you are not willing to be a channel for its flow.

And you are not a channel simply because you are not thirsting for God. Leave your doubts about the Holy Spirit. God will take care of it in due time.

Now thirst for this blessing of the Spirit of God in your life.

Come and Have Breakfast
(John 21:12)

Jesus is practical. How can he not be? He lived in a poor home in Nazareth. He had brothers and sisters in the family. He knew hard work.

How lovingly he prepared food for those disciples coming back cold and wet from the sea.

Remember, he is meeting with a discouraged band of seven disciples. They needed a fresh reminder of his love for them.

The simple way he did that was to prepare a breakfast for them. Whether it be a mother or wife at home, food is prepared with love for you; isn’t it?

Note: Talking about invitations, the miracle of turning water into wine happened in the Wedding at Cana simply because Jesus had also been invited to the wedding (see John 2:1). Do you remember to invite him to all your activities?

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