WE WOULD SEE JESUS
T. PIERCE BROWN
In John 12:20-21, we find that certain Greeks came to the feast and said to Philip, “We would see Jesus.” It is altogether possible that a large number of Americans would fall in the same category, but in many of our classes and pulpits today He is hidden behind all sorts of things until He can scarcely be seen.
Without going into detail about all of those things, I want to suggest to you a startling fact: In the more than 60 years I have been attending Bible classes, I never remember being in one in which both the teacher and students planned with a deliberate effort to present the life of Christ in such a fashion that the class would automatically, if they did the assignment, so see Jesus that they would actually DEVELOP the mind of Christ, rather than simply talk about it.
Because of that, I have developed a course of study that examines 30 episodes in the life of Christ, analyzing what attributes he evidenced. The unique thing about the course is that it challenges the students not only to analyze those attributes, comparing and contrasting them with his own, but asks them to examine how those attributes may be developed, and most importantly assigns them the task of developing some particular attribute of their choice in the following week.
The reason I write this article is to encourage all teachers to try to so plan an lesson and assignments that the student who does it will actually be developing some Christian attribute rather than just talking about it.
So convinced am I that this method, if followed, will modify lives significantly, that I am willing to go anywhere in the United States to help any congregation get such a course of study going. If you feel that the members of your congregation WANT to develop the mind of Christ and you need my help in starting such an activity, contact me at your earliest convenience.
T. Pierce Brown
1068 Mitchell Ave.
Cookeville, TN. 38501
Phone: (615) 528-3600