Philip’s Invitation

Phillip is included in the list of disciples in Matthew, Mark, and Luke but other than that they tell us nothing about him. It is in the Gospel of John that are given the few scant details we know about this obscure apostle. We first meet Phillip in John 1:43-44: “The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Phillip, and saith unto him, Follow me. Phillip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. And Nathanael said unto him, Can any good thing come out of Nazareth? Phillip saith unto him, Come and see.” (John 1:43-46)


“Come and see.” A simple invitation but it turned Nathanael’s life around. After meeting Jesus and seeing for himself, he confessed Jesus in these words: “Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.” (John 1:49) It all started with a simple invitation, “Come and see.”


You never know what an invitation can do. Invite a friend or a stranger to our upcoming Gospel Meeting. In so doing, you may turn someone’s life around.