Campaign of Nain
Consider the Campaign of Nain, recorded in Luke 7:11-17. Jesus approaches the town and sees a funeral procession. A widow is broken over the death of her child and a lot of people are in despair.
What does Jesus do?
As he sizes up the situation, his heart goes out to her. He walks up, touches the casket, raises the boy to life, and hands him to his mother.
No altar call. No self-promotion. No commercial about Sunday’s meeting at 10:00am on Solomon’s Colonnade. In fact, Jesus doesn’t tell them to do anything. Jesus brings the Kingdom and because he does, people are blessed. He is a messenger of good. An “ev-angel.”
And they all get it.
Their conclusion is stunning: “God has come to help his people.” [Luke 7:16]
Is that what people conclude when you and I come to town?
-Kirk Kirlin, Leadership Courage more at www.KirlinCoaching.com/blog/ #leadership #courage #Pastor #CourageousLeadership #LeadershipCourage #Jesus #APEST