Andrew (son of Jonah)

Referenced in the Bible:

  • Matthew 4:18
  • Matthew 10:2
  • Mark 1:16
  • Mark 1:29
  • Mark 3:18
  • Mark 13:3
  • Luke 6:14
  • John 1:40-44
  • John 6:8
  • John 12:22
  • Acts 1:13
Key Verse: 

John 1:41
The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ). (NIV)

John 6:8-9
Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?” (NIV)


Accomplishments:
Andrew brought people to Jesus. After Pentecost, Andrew became a missionary like the other apostles and preached the gospel.

Strengths:
He hungered for the truth. He found it, first in John the Baptist, then in Jesus Christ. The Apostle Andrew is mentioned fourth in the list of disciples, indicating he stayed close to Jesus.

Weaknesses:
Like the other apostles, Andrew abandoned Jesus during his trial and crucifixion.

Life Lessons:
Jesus truly is the Savior of the world. When we find Jesus, we find the answers we have been looking for. The Apostle Andrew made Jesus the most important thing in his life, and we should too.

Hometown:
Bethsaida.

Occupation:
Fisherman, apostle of Jesus Christ.


genealogy-150-150Family Tree:

Father – Jonah
Brother – Simon Peter


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Related: Biblical Overviews List of Key Old Testament Characters


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1.0) Source: http://christianity.about.com/od/newtestamentpeople/a/JZ-Apostle-Andrew.htm (By Jack Zavada)

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3.0) Source: bibleresources.americanbible.org | Tittle: “A Guide to Key Events, Characters and Themes of the Bible”

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1. http://christianity.about.com/od/newtestamentpeople/a/JZ-Apostle-Andrew.htm (By Jack Zavada).

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