Christ's Method Of Reaching People
As ARISE students we read a lot of great books and one you should definitely read is "Christ's Way Of Reaching People" by Philip G. Samaan. Sure the cover is a little dated (as it was written in the 90's) but don't let that throw you, it's full of Biblical truth and insights into Jesus' method of reaching people. Here's a real quick summary:
1. Christ mingled with others as one desiring their good. 2. Christ sympathized with them. 3. Christ ministered to their needs. 4. Christ won their confidence. 5. Christ invited them to follow Him. 6. Christ promised to make them "fishes of men." Another words, disciples...
Isn't it interesting to see the process Christ used? The book has really made me think about how often we (and myself included) want to skip right to sharing the 'information' part of the Bible with people, while forgetting to be their friend first regardless of whether or not they end up converting to Christianity!
"Christ's method alone will give true success in reaching the people. The Savior mingled with men as one who desired their good. He showed His sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence. Then He bade them, 'Follow Me'" - Ministry of Healing, p. 143
Anyways, it's been a great read so far so I encourage you to check out the book, its really great!
God Bless, - Eric