Read Jn 4.43-45
So when He came to Galilee, the Galileans received Him, having seen all the things that He did in Jerusalem at the feast; for they themselves also went to the feast.
The Galileans were at the feast in Jerusalem at the same time Jesus taught and worked many miracles. Seeing Him in action helped bolster their faith in Him. And when He returned to Galilee they received Him with open arms.
Jesus was always in the business of showing people how to live life. He was in a constant demonstration mode. I’ve found that in modern American Christianity we tell people what to do rather than show them how to do it. Modeling shows the disciple not only that it can be done but how it is done. For Jesus, the whole of life was the classroom. Class was always in session. But there is a cost. The price tag on such a ministry is that you must live life with your students. More time equals more the influence. They get to see you living for Christ in all kinds of circumstances. I try to get around the guys I’m discipling at least four times a week (or even better, I move him into my spear bedroom). By spending so much time together you can’t help but have real life interrupt your canned lessons. Life lessons are lasting lessons. FJ39
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