Introducing Jesus

Steve Harvey is a well-known comedian and television personality.  Some time ago someone shared with me Steve’s introduction to Jesus Christ.  Evidently Steve Harvey has been asked to introduce a number of famous people. He answers the question of how it would be if he had to introduce Jesus. Evidently it was a part of one of his comedic routines.  From some of his interviews, I understand that Steve is a person who claims faith in Jesus Christ. His introduction to Jesus is a lot of fun and I enjoy sharing it with others.   I even used the video in a Palm Sunday service.  I hope you’ll click the link and enjoy it too.

This week I also came across another quote about the character of a leader by Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, New Jersey.   He said:

“Before you tell me about what you preach and what you like to teach show me first in how you choose to live and give. Because who you are speaks so loudly I can’t hear one thing you say. It is about your values that you live. It is about your ideals that you embody. It is about your thoughts that you put into action. “

It occurs to me that almost none of us will ever have to introduce Jesus to a crowd, like Steve Harvey did, but daily we do introduce Jesus just by the way we live.  Whether people know our faith story or not, they can see how we live.  That’s a sobering thought.

This morning I was thinking about something else when pulling into a parking space at the bank.  A man in a truck had pulled ahead and intended to back into a parking place.  I didn’t intentionally try to cut him off, but ended up behind him so he could not back up.   I ended up getting out of my car, knocking on his window and apologizing for not realizing what he was doing.  I don’t think I do that kind of thing nearly enough.  That action may have been nothing, but I wonder, “How many people are watching as I introduce Jesus?”


One response to “Introducing Jesus

  1. Russ I have often shared with my children that the only example of Christ others might see is what they see in you. How we act and treat each other usually says a lot more about who we are and what we believe than the words that we use.

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