15. When People Learned of Jesus Christ

When people learned of Jesus Christ,
they came to hear him preach.
They longed to find out for themselves
what Jesus had to teach.
They pondered over parables,
and gave his words much thought,
but what they most remembered was
the love that Jesus taught.

He turned the water into wine
and multiplied the bread,
becalmed the heavy, stormy seas,
and even raised the dead.
The people wondered at the signs
and miracles he wrought,
but what they most remembered was
the love that Jesus taught.

He answered scribes and Pharisees
who would with him contend.
He healed the sick, the blind, the lame,
and was the sinners' friend.
They marveled at his prophecies,
the healing that he brought,
but what they most remembered was
the love that Jesus taught.

We may not work a miracle,
fulfill a prophet's role,
encourage sinners to repent,
or make the wounded whole,
but, as disciples, we can tell
we've found what all have sought:
the never-ending love of God,
the love that Jesus taught.

Dear God, at home, at work, at school,
in all of life, we pray,
help us be teachers who reveal
your love for us today,
that all the world may recognize
the spirit that is caught
when his disciples try to live
the love that Jesus taught.

Text Information
First Line: When people learned of Jesus Christ
Title: When People Learned of Jesus Christ
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (1997)
Meter: 86.86 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1998
Scripture:
Topic: Jesus: as Master Teacher and role model; Jesus: Ministry of preachingm teaching, healing, and miraculous acts; Christian Community: Role as teachers following Jesus' model
Copyright: © 1997 Abingdon Press
Tune Information
Name: DEDICATION
Composer: John D. Horman (1997)
Meter: 86.86 D
Key: C Major
Copyright: ©1997 Abingdon Press



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