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Biblical Examples of Gathering – The Leper

Mark 1:40-45

In this passage, Jesus heals the leper. Jesus even tells the leper to not tell anyone about this. He does so anyway!

I believe the leper is a gatherer. What happens next is astounding:

Mark 1:45 – “But he went out and began to proclaim it freely and to spread the news around, to such an extent that Jesus could no longer publicly enter a city, but stayed out in unpopulated areas; and they were coming to Him from everywhere.” (NASB)

Jesus was not able to publicly enter a city – there were so many people coming to meet Jesus.

Please note: this was done by one man – ONE. The power of a focused gatherer who is engaged with Jesus Christ in a transforming way is overwhelmingly powerful!

It takes just one effective gatherer to get a lot done!

How would you like to have a gatherer like this in your established church? Joining you in your new church plant?

Questions to consider:

  • What might happen in your region with highly effective gatherer who is on the mission of Jesus?
  • How might you connect with man or woman, teen or kid?