New Introductions

Jesus turned and saw them following and said to them, “What are you seeking?” And they said to him, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come and you will see.” So they came and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day, for it was about the tenth hour. One of the two who heard John speak and followed Jesus was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. He first found his own brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means Christ). He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John. You shall be called Cephas” (which means Peter).—John 1:38-42

Many see networking as only a business strategy. Yet the greatest assets owned by an individual are not financial at all, they're relational. Phrases like, "It's not what you know, but who you know," are born out of this sentiment. But we need to see the kingdom of God this way—it's all about relationships first with God and then with others. Our greatest asset is a relationship with an eternal God, one of endless riches. And so Andrew followed Jesus and felt compelled to introduce his brother Simon Peter. An introduction that influenced the church forever, beginning in Jerusalem.

People who know the value of a relationship make introductions because of the value. Do you know someone who needs grace, mercy, forgiveness, and love? If you do make an introduction today. Introduce that man to Jesus, and the riches of his grace, mercy, forgiveness, and love. They need you, but they need you to tell them about Him.

DO THIS: Introduce a friend to riches of a relationship with God.

PRAY THIS: God, give me one opportunity today to share the riches of my faith with another man, friend, colleague, or relative.

Be a brother and share this with a friend below.

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