Under the Fig Tree | Apr 25, 2010

John 1:43-51 

Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael 

 43The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, "Follow me." 

 44Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida. 45Philip 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." 

 46"Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?" Nathanael asked. 

      "Come and see," said Philip. 

 47When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, "Here is a true Israelite, in whom there is nothing false." 

 48"How do you know me?" Nathanael asked. 

      Jesus answered, "I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you." 

 49Then Nathanael declared, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel." 

 50Jesus said, "You believe because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You shall see greater things than that." 51He then added, "I tell you the truth, you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man."


  1. Nathaniel Was Led to Christ Through Philip.  
  2. Nathaniel Was Critical of Christ. 
  3. NathanielConfessed Christ Because Jesus Believed in Him First.