What Jesus Did! 'The Place and the Plan of Ministry' — Mark 1:39

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So Jesus traveled everywhere in Galilee. He spoke in the synagogues. And he forced demons to leave people.
— Mark 1:39 NLT
Illustration of Mark 1:39 NLT — So Jesus traveled everywhere in Galilee. He spoke in the synagogues. And he forced demons to leave people.

Key Thought

In the previous verses, Jesus recommits to his mission to preach in the villages and cities. He goes all over Galilee sharing the message of the Kingdom. He goes to the people in the synagogues and continues his powerful mastery over demons. He has a plan to fulfill his God-ordained purpose. He executes this plan, not just because he is committed to a plan, but because he also has a heart for people and a commitment to honor God's will. What is your plan for honoring God's will in your life? What is he calling you to do to serve him and his children?

Today's Prayer

Holy and loving Father, I want to honor your will for my life. However, dear Father, I need the guidance of your Spirit to help me recognize your will for me and to help me develop a plan for doing your work and fulfilling your purposes for me. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Acts 9:17-20
  • Acts 17:2
  • Acts 1:8

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows 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.