Jesus had an extremely successful tactic He used that changed the lives of those around Him. It’s not complicated. He just got close to people. And many lives were changed very quickly. He had a way of getting right to the point and once He got close to a person, He was able to speak a word or show His love for them in a way that changed them.

We see this very same thing happen with the people who stay after church for Compass and those who participate in our small groups. When we get together, God speaks. He speaks through words, actions and understanding. The irony with people is that sometimes when we need God the most, we stay away from gathering with our brothers and sisters. The very thing God uses to minister to us the most.