I heard a preacher making the argument that we should model Jesus' evangelism, which would result in people turning away not responding in droves and he used John 6 as his example. But, I wonder if he considered that evangelism wasn't Jesus' purpose in John 6 (as it was clearly Peter's in Acts 2)? In fact, isn't clear that Jesus was hiding the gospel in parables lest his hearer repent (Mk 4; Matt 13 etc)? Wasn't he instructing his followers to keep things quite until the right time? Wasn't it only after he was crucified by the Jews that he began to send his apostles to preach the gospel appeal to be reconciled? Wasn't only after Peter's dream and Paul's conversion and instruction to go to the Gentiles that this gospel was sent to all the world to "draw all men to himself?" Was Jesus ever meant to be a model for evangelism? What say you?