Did Jesus Market the Good News?

If Jesus deliberately marketed Good News, I’m wondering if this video unveils His how…

What do you think?  How do you ‘feel’ about it?

A fascinating 18 minutes that goes by quickly…

Cannot view?  visit: http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action.html

TED Talk plug: TED Talks Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers — and as a counterpoint Tivo, which (until a recent court victory that tripled its stock price) appeared to be struggling.


3 thoughts on “Did Jesus Market the Good News?

  1. Jesus Christ did not market the Good News. He was the Good News walking here on earth . All He did was showing people WHY he did it. He did it for the glory of His Father in heaven.

    Before he went back to heaven there were about 500 people who were His followers. Why did Jesus Christ was not able to sell the Good News to the large majority?

    Because Jesus was selling the spiritual life, while most people love material lives. The two does not meet.

    So the why, how, what; or the what, how, why of the man here will not apply.


  2. Jocelyn,
    You make great points about Jesus BEING Good News and about the spiritual life and the material life having a hard time finding common ground. Too many love this life and all it has to offer over loving God and all He is. You’re probably right, the people back in the first century were undoubtedly just like us: more interested in making life work than surrendering to Life.

    What caught my attention in this clip is the tipping point, at what point does something become mainstream? At what point does Christianity become mainstream on the planet? Are were anywhere near that point? I kinda doubt it, as what Jesus brought the church has a hard time grasping…the church may be 1 billion strong, but how many of those are actual followers of Christ? How many does God see? Does it line up with the head count the church purports? I wonder, I wonder…

    Always appreciate your insights, thanks Jocelyn…


  3. But Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me. For you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.” Simon Sinek has only repackaged or spun what was done before. He shifted belief to the primary position. Whether belief is a better product, bigger market share, profit above people etc. We lose our souls to gain the world as both individuals and organizations. JESUS came with grace and “truth.” Simon’s message missed that target altogether. Therefore at the core of the seller or buyer is selfishness, a me centeredness that will come at the price of others. At minimum the “price” is buy charging outrageous prices as does Apple or worse by taking advantage of people you hire at all levels. If belief is key it worked for Hitler and other evil rulers, governments, or corporations. Nothing of what “Simon says,” get it, leads to GOD or salvation, but only the bottom line which is profit or a “what’s in it for me mind set, again profit. GOD tells us the same, For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?


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