Getting People to Jesus, Pt. 2

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

We can learn many things about getting people to Jesus from the example of the men in this passage of Scripture.  These men understood that their friend had a desperate need and that Jesus was the One Who could heal him.

They were right in taking him to Jesus, but when they got there, they could not get in to see Him.  It would have been ideal for them if they could have simply carried him in and put him in front of Jesus, but that was apparently not a possibility.  So, they did something that has served as a lesson for Christians since: “…they sought means to bring him in…”

When their first plan didn’t work, they looked for another method.  They “sought means” to bring him to Jesus.  How much time to spend seeking ways to get our friends to Jesus?  How often do we “seek means” to bring others to Him?  So often, we tell someone about Him, which is a good start.  But if that doesn’t work, we have a tendency to just give up.  That’s not the way these men were – they were willing to do whatever it took.

How dedicated are we to getting people to Jesus?  How far are we willing to go to get our friends to Jesus?  We should be constantly thinking of ways to get people to Him, whether they are conventional or unconventional.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Thank you , Ben, for challenging us to do all we can to help the lost find Him! God bless you!


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