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Jesus is great!

What was it about Jesus that caused people to believe in him and follow him? Never having met him physically, we don't know if there was anything physical about him that inspired people.  However his personality shines through the words of the Bible showing that he has an attractive personality.  In the film “the Greatest Story Ever Told” you know when Jesus is about to appear because of the stirring music.  Before he even speaks you can hear violins in the background.  Scripture is silent on this subject, but I am personally convince that violins did not actually play overtime Jesus spoke in real life. Jesus did not need it to impress people, there was something about him that drew people to him. 

Jesus taught as one having authority (Matthew 7:29) when talking about the things of God. JB Phillips translated the gospels and he said that he was personally struck by Jesus’ personality as he did so.

 A very effective method of evangelism, perhaps the most effective, is to introduce your friend to Jesus. In effect saying, “I follow Jesus, come and meet with him”.  Not using those words, but rather simply inviting them  to worship, to join you at you cell group, to be with you as you meet with Jesus.  In meeting Jesus and in seeing how much you love him, how much you life is impacted by worship and Bible study your friend will be intrigued. There was once a young salesman who was disappointed about losing a big sale and he talked his sales manager he said, “I guess it just proves that you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink!” The manager replied, “Look take my advice, your job is not to make them drink. Your job is to make them thirsty.”

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