Preparing for a Branch Church Lecture

"I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me" (John 12:32).

When as a member of the lecture committee of a branch Church of Christ, Scientist, I was setting out to do preparatory work for a forthcoming lecture, I was deeply impressed by Jesus' words quoted above. Prayerfully pondering this statement, I thought of the numerous times the Bible mentions the multitudes which were drawn to hear Jesus whenever and wherever he spoke. These Biblical accounts do not say by what means the people were informed that he was going to speak. The many helpful means of communication available to us today—newspapers, radio, television—did not exist in those days. Yet when Jesus spoke, the multitudes were there, ready to hear his words.

Informing the Community
October 23, 1965

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