Thursday, November 29, 2012

St. Andrew: 30 November 2012

St. Andrew, originally a disciple of John the Baptist, was the first disciple to follow Jesus.  Andrew seems to have the gift of bringing people to Jesus.  He starts with his brother Peter, and it is Andrew who brings the lad with the loaves and fishes to Jesus.  When some Greeks wanted to know Jesus, it was Andrew they went to. 

Reportedly he preached the Gospel in Byzantium, Thrace, on the Danube, Kiev, the Black Sea, and finally Patra in Peloponesia.  Reportedly he met his death there by crucifixion on an X shaped cross for bringing the governor’s brother and the brother’s wife to saving knowledge in Jesus.  It is said that Andrew preached to the Christians from the cross. Andrew is considered the patron saint of Scotland.

Psalm 19 or 19:1-6
Deuteronomy 30:11-14
Romans 10:8b-18
Matthew 4:18-22

El Shaddai, you gave your apostle Andrew that special gift of bringing people to Yeshuah, starting with his own brother, Peter.  Take away our fear and help us to love you so much that we would always bring people to you.  This we ask through Yeshuah, who died that many may enter the kingdom.  Amen.  (red)

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