“What I am anxious to see in Christian believers is a beautiful paradox. I want to see in them the joy of finding God while at the same time they are blessedly pursuing Him. I want to see in them the great joy of having God yet always wanting Him.” A. W. Tozer

Sermon #31: "No-one ever spoke the way this man does."



Finally the temple guards went back to the chief priests and Pharisees, who asked them, "Why didn't you bring him in?" "No-one ever spoke the way this man does," the guards declared. - John 7:45-46 (NIV) 

O how I love Jesus! How I admire the manner in which He carried Himself!

Look at what had happened earlier: "The Pharisees heard the crowd whispering such things about him (Jesus). Then the chief priests and the Pharisees sent temple guards to arrest him." John 7:32 (NIV)

The guards left in a hurry, eager to arrest Jesus, eager to follow instructions. When they got to Jesus, the guards made one BIG! mistake - they decided to first listen to Him speak! They probably thought they would find fault in what He said, which they would use as a pretext for arresting Him.

But the guards returned to their handlers without Jesus! Apparently, and deliberately, the guards had not arrested the man!

On being asked why they had not arrested Jesus, the guards declared, "No-one ever spoke the way this man does." Glory to God! No-one, no man, ever spoke the way Jesus did, the guards were convinced!

But how did Jesus manage to speak the way He did? How could He convince even those who had come to arrest Him? Some think it was because of His eloquence. No; it wasn't. "My teaching is not my own. It comes from him who sent me," Jesus once declared. Please revisit the last but one sermon.

Do you want your teaching to have the same effect? If so, then make sure that the teaching is not your own! Teach just the words from above. If you did, you will never go wrong.

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