The Invitation

I’ve been working through the lectionary text from John’s gospel this week (John 1:29-42). Most specifically verse 38 where Jesus invites the first few disciples to “come and see.”

What did this invitation look like, feel like, or sound like to those first disciples? What does this invitation look like, feel like, or sound like to us today as followers of the risen Christ?

I came across this video clip from a post in a Facebook conversation about this text and how we sometimes miss the invitation entirely by how we answer and live out a question like that today. Take a look and offer your thoughts if you would like. I always find it interesting to experience how we receive Jesus’ invitation to “come and see” and then live out of that invitation by inviting others.

Blessings,

Pastor Craig

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About Pastor Craig Schweitzer

I like to think of myself as a pretty easy going person who seeks to daily discover anew how God is present in my life and in the world in which I live and serve. I am a husband, father, brother, son, friend, pastor, and maybe most significantly – a child of God! My beautiful spouse Wendy and I live in Bismarck, ND with our twin daughters, Ilia and Taegan and our crazy dogs Henri & Sadie. I’ve serve on the staff of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Bismarck, ND since July 2001. I was first called to serve as Music & Worship Minister, in 2010 was called to serve as Pastor of Worship and Youth Education, and in January 2014 was called to serve as Senior Pastor. My professional background is a diverse collection of musical and educational experiences that ranges from live concert production and promotion to recording studios, and live performance to music education. Prior to joining Good Shepherd, I was an Instructor of Music at Bismarck State College and owned and operated a successful teaching studio called 6x6 Guitar Studio. I am a graduate of the University of Mary in Bismarck and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA and was ordained to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in September 2010. Outside of Good Shepherd, I enjoy hanging out with my family and friends, reading, listening or playing any and all music, a relaxing round of golf, or spending some quiet time with God. View all posts by Pastor Craig Schweitzer

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