Ministry by Midnight

Christ talking with Nicodemus at night (Christ...
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There was a man named Nicodemus, a Jewish religious leader who was a Pharisee. After dark one evening, he came to speak with Jesus. “Rabbi,” he said, “we all know that God has sent you to teach us. Your miraculous signs are evidence that God is with you.” (Joh 3:1-2 NLT)

What if the only way to could get people to feel comfortable coming to see you as a minister, or in a ministry setting, was by the cover of darkness? I know that we like to get to bed early – and I do now, especially since cresting the hill at age 33 – but what if it took going out at midnight, in an unusual location, and just sitting there waiting for people to come to you? Oh, and no prayers. Maybe not even a bible.

Not all hurting and wounded people want to be seen in the daylight… On Sunday morning or by others…

Wonder if this is possible?

Nick wasn’t about to let people see him, you know, coming to Jesus. No shame in that either, really.

What do you think?

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2 Replies to “Ministry by Midnight”

  1. lots of people condemn Nick for coming to see Jesus late at night, but, at least he went to see him. Jesus obviously allowed Nick to talk to him. Jesus, I think, took Nick the way he found them. Of course, regular office hours are great, but its not really possible if your a pastor.

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