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Do not lead but rather teach.

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SERVE THE LORD

So too it is with Christianity.

Teach them his decrees and instructions, and show them the way they are to live and how they are to behave. Exodus 18:20 New International Version.

Too many times I have seen Christians attempt to lead nonbelievers to Jesus. I have seen it when people invite others to church, to Christian music concerts and other methods. This is all fine and dandy but then what?

If the unbelievers decide to give their life to Jesus there is a praise Hallelujah and then my job is done.

No it is not.

That is like telling someone how great hockey is and convince them to go with you to watch a game. After the game they decide they like it and want to play. You slap them on the back and congratulate them and walk away. How are they going to learn the game if you do not teach them?

So too it is with Christianity.

If you want to lead someone to Christ you had better be prepared to guide them not only to Christ but to teach them about Him, how to have a relationship with Him and how to live according to His standards. Otherwise, the people will not only lose interest in Christ but will mock Christians. It will take commitment on your behalf and may take years.

You can begin by being an example of what a Christian looks like.

From my experience it took six months of patient guidance before they would even accept Christ.

Now sometimes you are the sower and sometimes you are the reaper.

My experience has been that I am the one who sows the Word and then another teacher comes along and takes over from there. That is the way God has planned it not me.

So, just as John’s disciples left him to follow Jesus, if God has chosen another to be their teacher after you guide them to Christ, be humble, step back and with grace surrender your students to the other.

Prayer: Please bless me Jesus Rabbi (Jesus our teacher) with the wisdom, patience and skill like you had to teach others the marvelous things You have done in my life. In Your brilliant name I humbly ask. Amen

May you be blessed with Gods divine love, peace and joy.

This article is originally from another website I used to write on under the name http://teacherjoe52.hubpages.com

Author: ropheka

As Christ is our King, so too are we His free will servants Joseph a son of Jehovah I have been a faithful servant of our Lord for the past forty years. He has led me to move from the farm to the city. It was there I learned natural medicine as well as to serve by doin volunteer work in a hospital. This was preparing me for the next stage of growth and service unto Him. The next phase was to live in a tent in the western provinces of Canada planting trees. It has here in His marvelous creation of nature that He taught me so much of Himself while serving others in camp as a first aid attendant. If anybody got sick or injured they always came to me. As well, I learned to be a big brother and care about their mental health and for most, it was the first time they were ever loved. This caring for others prepared me for the next step which was to be a teacher all over China. Here not only did my example guide many to our Heavenly King but also taught me how to deal with narcissist. This prepared me to come home to take care of a narcissistic mother while dealing with narcissist family members. It was in China that the Lord also guided me to become a Christian writer which has been faithfully done for the past ten years. I know not what will happen tomorrow but I know who holds tomorrow in His hands and it is Him I place my total confidence and trust in. Joseph a son of Jehovah

6 thoughts on “Do not lead but rather teach.

  1. I have to agree here. Sadly, too many people are brought to church, become believers, even get baptized, and then wonder off. They have to be taught to maturity. And it is part of the entire church to help encourage new Christians in the new found faith.

    The new convert has to be willing, but so does the church to help with this!

    Steve

  2. I noticed that you do not have a reblog button on your site. I would love to reblog some of your articles on my site. Please consider adding that feature. Thanks for visiting my site also. I will be following your blog from now on.

    • Thank you for your compliment however I prefer to have writers ask for permission so as to prevent them from being misused. I have been embarrassed by that before that the articles were rewritten completely out of context.

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