Getting People To Jesus, Pt. 1

And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.  And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him.

Luke 5:17-18

To me, this is one of the best passages in the Bible dealing with getting people to Jesus.  There are several things that we can learn from it.

The first thing to realize about this story is that these men realized that Jesus was what their friend needed.  “…the power of the Lord was present to heal them.”  These men had a friend who could not walk.  They knew he needed help.  And they realized that Jesus could help him.  Jesus was healing people and they knew that He could heal their friend also.

We know people all around us who are suffering the effects of the disease of sin.  Some of them are completely dead in their sins.  They are like this man.  They can’t walk or even move.  They desperately need healing in the form of salvation.  Others have had healing in the form of salvation but are like the prodigal son who strayed far from the Father’s house.  They too need healing.

While we certainly know people who need the Lord, we are not going to make much of an effort to get them to Him if we do not truly believe, deep down in our hearts, that He can and will heal them.  In order to take the first step toward bringing people to Jesus, we have to understand that Jesus is the only One Who can help them.

Do we really believe that?  These men believed it and their friend went away healed.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Wonderful post and encouragement, Ben, to believe He can help them! Thank you and God bless!

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