16-04-2021, 08:41 PM
I promise you he already knows, but he's just trying to make sure you know where it comes from. Philip brought Nathanael to Jesus. John 1:45: "Philip found Nathanael and told him, 'We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.'" There were 456 different expectations of the Jewish Messiah. Philip was doing the math. "Carry the one". He said, "I think this is him. I think so. I'm not sure, but come see". Nathanael starts trying to figure it out based on what he can understand. He's like, "Did you say Nazareth, that hick town"? He's like, "Nazareth"? Moncks Corner? See, I'm used to being from a place people don't respect when you say the name of it. "Nazareth! Can anything good come from there"? Nathanael asked the question, and Philip said, "I can't answer that, but you can come see".