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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 lad

How Shall They Preach Except They Be Sent?

"And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, how beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!" - Romans 10:15 Paul asked the rhetorical question, "How shall they preach except they be sent?" (Rom.10:15), expecting, of course, the obvious response, "They cannot preach except they be sent." No one can understand either Paul's question or the answer, without first being made aware of the difference between being called and being sent. Jesus first called disciples to follow him. Later, from among those whom he had called, and there were many, Jesus chose certain ones to send to preach the gospel. As Jesus said, "Many are called, but few are chosen." It may seem at first to be a small matter, but we need to know that no one has ever been "called to preach". That phrase is found nowhere in the Bible. Rather than "calling men to preach&q