What Jesus Did! 'Supporting the Savior' — Luke 8:1-3

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Soon afterward Jesus began a tour of the nearby towns and villages, preaching and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom of God. He took his twelve disciples with him, along with some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases. Among them were Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons; Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod's business manager; Susanna; and many others who were contributing from their own resources to support Jesus and his disciples.
— Luke 8:1-3 NLT
Illustration of Luke 8:1-3 NLT — Supporting the Savior

Key Thought

Many Bible students have never thought about how Jesus and his disciples paid for the ministry needs. Luke lets his readers know. Women who accompanied Jesus and the twelve disciples, along with others, helped fund the Savior and his disciples. Today, many ministries and mission efforts that do the work of Christ go wanting because they cannot find financial support. Others who do continue to minister have to give up valuable time and energy to keep their work supported. Please, think about helping keep the Lord's work on track by offering your support to the Lord's work and your thanks for that work today.

Today's Prayer

Father, please bless the following ministries that need your power and grace to continue doing your work:... I ask that you show me how I can support these ministries financially and in other ways. Father, please bless Heartlight.org and the work of "What Jesus Did!" in sharing the life and love of Jesus with people all over the world. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 2 Corinthians 9:6-10
  • Philippians 1:3-6
  • Philippians 4:10-14

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.