Show and tell

My recent article for Compassion Canada:

When I was in kindergarten, one of my favourite days was show-and-tell day. I’d get to bring in a toy (like my Super-Grover from Sesame Street) and tell my classmates all about why it was so awesome.

In a way, the Christian faith is like that too. Throughout the Scriptures, we see this really interesting interaction between words and deeds. It looks like this: proclamation then confirmation. Take a look at the way Matthew illustrates this pattern from Jesus’ ministry (Matt. 4:23-8:4). There we see Jesus going about to the synagogues teaching “and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people” (Matt. 4:23 ESV). Great crowds draw near and He teaches. They are astonished “for He was teaching them as one who had authority” (Matt. 7:29 ESV). Then, after He was done teaching, Jesus comes down from the mountain and heals a leper as great crowds continue to follow him (Matt. 8:1-4).

Read the rest at Compassion’s website.

Posted by Aaron Armstrong

Aaron is the author of several books for adults and children, as well as multiple documentaries and Bible studies. His latest book, I'm a Christian—Now What?: A Guide to Your New Life with Christ is available now.