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Jesus Our Example Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is the greatest person ever to walk the face of the earth. He was our greatest example in 'all things pertaining to godliness'. His love was expressed to all people and it overflowed towards them. Jesus was interested in all types of people: the poor, homeless, rich, blind, crippled, the deaf and dumb, even the dead! He raised the dead! Jesus touched the untouchables, the lepers. Children were also very important to Jesus. He was just as concerned about individuals, as He was with the crowds. Jesus still loves people today. Jesus mingled with all people from every class and social status. Jesus did not hold any prejudices. He ate with sinners, immoral people and tax collectors, yet never lowered His standard of godliness - He met people where they were. Jesus missed meals and went without rest, just so that He could minister to people's needs. He travelled through Samaria, just to meet one woman (the lady at the well). Jesus

How to Share the Gospel like Jesus

John chapter 4, verses 7–26 give us the Master’s example of how to share our faith. Notice that Jesus spoke to the woman at the well when she was alone. We will often find that people are more open and honest when they are alone. So, if possible, pick a person who is sitting by himself. From there, we can see four clear principles to follow: Steps 1. Jesus began in the natural realm (v. 7). This woman was unregenerate, and the Bible tells us “the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God? (1 Corinthians 2:14). He therefore spoke of something she could relate to—water. Most of us can strike up a conversation with a stranger in the natural realm. It may be a friendly “How are you doing?" or a warm “Good morning!" If the person responds with a sense of warmth, we may then ask, “Do you live around here?" and from there develop a conversation. 2. Jesus swung the conversation to the spiritual realm (v. 10). He simply mentioned the things of God. This will