Tact and Kindness Will Win Souls
John 4:1-42
When therefore the LORD knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,…

At Mr. Moody's mid-day meeting, a minister rose and said he endorsed all which had gone before, and then related the following incident. "I was holding a mission in a colliery district, and in the course of the morning when I was inviting people to the evening meeting, I knocked at a door and found a woman at the washing-tub. I said to her, 'I called to tell you I.am holding mission services at such and such a chapel, will you and your family join us?' 'Chapel,' she said; 'I am up to my eyes in washing. I have three black men coming in, and there's that wringing machine, I gave fifty shillings for it, and it's broken the first round.' She was in a towering passion, and I thought I would not say any more to her, so I took a look at the machine and found it was not broken, but had only slipped out of its gear, so I unscrewed it altogether, and set it right, and then said, 'Now you have been hindered so I'll just take a turn at the wringing.' So I went to work, turn, turn, turn. At last she looked up and said: 'Where did you say the chapel was?' I told her. She said: 'I'll tell my husband to-night, and we'll come.' That woman got blessed, and her husband and all her family, and she turned out the best worker in the village, and there was a blessed work of God in that place. She went from house to house, saying, 'Come and hear the minister, it's he as mended the machine!'"

Parallel Verses
KJV: When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,

WEB: Therefore when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John

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