John 7:4 (KJV) Developing Faithful Followers

John 7:4 (KJV)
For there is no man that doeth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, shew thyself to the world.

The methods and tactics of Christ are foreign and strange to those of the world. Jesus, his brethren believed, was full of self ambition yet He had the perfect opportunity to spread His name worldwide if He did His miracles in Jerusalem during the feast, when Jews from around the world were gathered there.

Jesus did not go with them but He did go. When He arrived He did not do miracles but taught the Word of God.

Men who do not believe become easily frustrated with God because He doesn’t do things as they would.

  • He doesn’t make a huge show
  • He doesn’t build crowds with impressive deeds
  • He doesn’t impress souls with pomp and splendor

Jesus uses simple, quiet consistent methods of teaching preaching and encouraging. These methods do not build the great crowds but they do develop faithful followers.

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Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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