Christ's Manner
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Christ's Manner

Matthew 12:15–21  (ID: 3632)

Our approach to sharing the Gospel matters. We may tend toward admonishing or arguing with people—but, as Alistair Begg observes, when we look at Jesus’ manner in approaching nonbelievers, it is vastly different. Since Christ treated those who did not know Him with great kindness, gentleness, mildness, tenderness, and consideration, are we then to go to a needy world with anything less?

God's Chosen Servant

15Jesus, aware of this, withdrew from there. And many followed him, and he healed them all 16and ordered them not to make him known. 17This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah:

18“Behold, my servant whom I have chosen,

my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased.

I will put my Spirit upon him,

and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles.

19He will not quarrel or cry aloud,

nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets;

20a bruised reed he will not break,

and a smoldering wick he will not quench,

until he brings justice to victory;

21and in his name the Gentiles will hope.”

Copyright © 2024, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.