Jesus and one-on-one ministry

August 1st, 2008

It is interesting when you look at the life of Christ just how many times He ministered one-on-one to people. As you can imagine most of His time would have been taking up teaching the disciples and traveling around to preach, teach and heal the multitudes.

However there are a number of occasions recorded in the Gospels that show Jesus taking the time for one person and their needs. Here are just a few…

  • Jesus with Nicodemus where Jesus explains the need to be born again (John 3:1-10)
  • Jesus with the Samaritan woman by the well where they talk about living water (John 4:41-42)
  • Jesus and the rich young ruler who asked about eternal life (Matthew 19:16-22)
  • Jesus and the man who was born blind and then was healed by Jesus (John 9:1-12)
  • Jesus and the widow whose son had died and Jesus raised to life (Luke 7:11)

Every time Jesus stopped and took the time to be with each of these people (and many more) their lives were impacted and changed dramatically.

I found it interesting that in the midst of His busy mission of “seeking and saving the lost” (Luke 19:10), Jesus always took the time for the one person in need. I think it is a great pattern for us to follow.