THE BIBLE COMPANIONS:
"Our Lord Jesus Christ came to this world as the unwearied servant of man's necessity. He "took our infirmities and bare our sicknesses," that He might minister to every need of humanity. (Matthew 8: 17) The burden of disease and wretchedness and sin He came to remove. It was His mission to bring to men complete restoration; He came to give them health and peace and perfection of character...
On so large a scale did He conduct His work of healing and teaching that there was no building in Palestine large enough to receive the multitudes that thronged to Him. On the green slopes of Galilee, in the thoroughfares of travel, by the seashore, in the synagogues, and in every other place where the sick could be brought to Him, was to be found His hospital." Ministry of Healing, p. 17, 18.
"During His ministry, Jesus devoted more time to healing the sick than to preaching." Ministry of Healing, p. 19.
"The world needs today what it needed (two thousand) years ago - a revelation of Jesus Christ. A great work of reform is demanded, and it is only through the grace of Christ that the work of restoration, physical, mental and spiritual, can be accomplished.
Christ's method alone will give true success in reaching the people. The Saviour mingled with men as one who desired their good. He showed His sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence. Then He bade them, "Follow me."
There is a need of coming close to the people by personal effort. If less time were given to sermonizing, and more time were spent in personal ministry, greater results would be seen. The poor are to be relieved, the sick cared for, the sorrowing and bereaved comforted, the ignorant instructed, the inexperienced counseled. We are to weep with those that weep, and rejoice with those that rejoice.
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