John 1:45-46: “Philip found Nathanael and said to him, ‘We have found him of whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.’ Nathanael said to him, ‘Can anything good come out of Nazareth?’ Philip said to him, ‘Come and see.’”

Sometimes, you just have to “come and see.”

To some believers, Christianity is primarily academic. They say, “Accept what the Bible says, read it, study it, and memorize it.” The idea is that if you just know the right stuff, you catch fire for the mission of the Church.

While anything is possible for God to accomplish, most of us grow spiritually through a combination of knowledge and experience. To reach this world, God shows up personally: to Adam and Eve, to Moses, and, ultimately, in Jesus. Perhaps you could say, “The Savior doesn’t just want to fill your head; He wants to touch your heart.” Philip didn’t download a report to Nathanael. He went a big step forward: “You’ve got to come and see.”

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