We Would See Jesus by Travis Evans
December 6, 2007, 4:37 pm
Filed under: Culture

By: Travis Evans

And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast: The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, “Sir, we would see Jesus.” — John 12:20-21 (KJV)

As men, we should desire Christ-likeness. We should daily adorn the gospel. Do you reflect Christ? When others spend time with you do they see Jesus?

The other part of this pursuit is to look for Christ in the sermons we listen to, the books we read, the songs we hear, etc. Do you see Jesus? Let us be cross-centered.

Be much in hearing concerning Jesus. Souls by hundreds come to faith in Jesus under a ministry which sets him forth clearly and constantly. Few remain unbelieving under a preacher whose great subject is Christ crucified. Hear no minister of any other sort. There are such. I have heard of one who found in his pulpit Bible a paper bearing this text, “Sir, we would see Jesus.” Go to the place of worship to see Jesus; and if you cannot even hear the mention of his name, take yourself off to another place where he is more thought of, and is therefore more likely to be present. — Charles Spugeon

In the Grace Baptist Church, Philadelphia, Dr. Russell Conwell was moving the city mightily from his pulpit. To this day one sees inscribed upon the back of the pulpit the simple words: “We would see Jesus.” These words, visible only to the preacher, stared Dr. Conwell in the face every time he rose to preach. They were placed there at his own request. It was his desire to present Christ to the great congregation. — Benjamin P. Browne

This image comes from “Around the Wicket Gate” by Charles Spurgeon, chapter 7 “Difficulty in the Way of Believing”


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Great Spurgeon quote!

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