With the disciples there was a PROGRESSION OF FAITH.
Faith was not instantaneous with the followers of Christ. They started out just like us. They heard Jesus speak and they began their walk of following Him.
But, they had to grow from faith to faith, just as we do. Let's look at their progression of faith and see if we can apply it to our walk.
FIRST: Our Lord Jesus came on the scene and two of the disciples of John the Baptist leaves John to follow our Lord.
Therefore, we have example number one. We are not to focus our attention on the messenger, the one who speaks about the light, for that person is not the object of our faith. The purpose of the messenger is to take us to the light, or in this case, the Lord Jesus Christ. In our first Progression of Faith we turn our focus from church, the preacher, or a TV evangelist and set our faith on Christ and start following Him.
John 1:35-39 ESV The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples, (36) and he looked at Jesus as he walked by and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” (37) The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. (38) Jesus turned and saw them following and said to them, “What are you seeking?” And they said to him, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?” (39) He said to them, “Come and you will see.” So they came and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day, for it was about the tenth hour.
Charles Morris. Founder and Senior Pastor of RSIM USA.