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06 nathanael

  1. 1. Twelve Ordinary Men Changed by One Extra-Ordinary Savior Nathanael – No Guile Lesson 6:
  2. 2. The Twelve Judas I. Simon Thaddeus James A. Matthew Thomas Nathanael Philip John James Andrew Peter
  3. 3. What do you know of Nathanael? <ul><li>Nathanael – God has given </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bartholemew – Son of Tolmai. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nathanael Bar-Tolmai. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jn 1:45-51 – Brought by Philip. </li></ul><ul><li>From Cana – Jn 21:2 . </li></ul><ul><li>Fished with Peter and Co. – Jn 21:1-3 . </li></ul>
  4. 4. Nathanael and Scripture <ul><li>Jn 1:45 – Truth must have mattered to him. </li></ul><ul><li>Philip knew that his news would motivate Nathanael. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Note what Philip did not say. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Joshua Bar-Joseph of Nazareth. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Nathanael and Prejudice <ul><li>Jn 1:46. Can anything good come from Nazareth? </li></ul><ul><li>Could have referred to Micah 5:2 . </li></ul><ul><li>Civic rivalry between Cana and Nazareth? </li></ul><ul><li>1 Cor 1:27 . </li></ul>
  6. 6. Prejudice <ul><li>Cuts people off from truth. </li></ul><ul><li>Why many Jews rejected Jesus. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jn 7:52. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lk 4:22-24 . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Types of prejudice. </li></ul><ul><li>2 Cor 4:3-4 . </li></ul><ul><li>“ Come and see” destroys prejudice. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Nathanael & Sincerety <ul><li>Jn 1:47 – No guile or no deciet. </li></ul><ul><li>An honest person – pure in heart. </li></ul><ul><li>Not hypocritical. </li></ul><ul><li>Rom 2:28-29 . </li></ul><ul><li>Sinless – NO! An honest disciple. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Nathanael and Faith <ul><li>1:48-51 . </li></ul><ul><li>Are you flattering me. </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus’ omniscience. </li></ul><ul><li>Saw you in study and prayer under the tree. </li></ul><ul><li>All it took – Jn 20:30-31 . </li></ul>
  9. 9. Next Apostles Matthew & Thomas

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