To Teach or Not To Teach

Jesus teaching a new commandment

And Jesus, when He came out, saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion for them, because they were like sheep not having a shepherd. So He began to teach them many things. – Mark 6:34

Throughout the Bible, the first reaction that Jesus had to the lost was to teach them.

This is not often our first reaction today.

Today’s church wisdom says that we should first build a relationship before teaching them. Or maybe we should entertain them for a bit and see how they like us. Or let’s not mention Jesus at all so they can see we are just normal people. Then, we’ll share the Good News in time….of course!

The compassion that Jesus had for the lost, and what He understood about their lostness, drove Him to teach them the Truth. Instantly. Immediately.

Let us be committed to finding new, creative ways….to teach.


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