What Jesus Did! 'The Inner Three' — Mark 5:37

Friday, April 3, 2020

Then Jesus stopped the crowd and wouldn't let anyone go with him [to Jairus' house] except Peter, James, and John (the brother of James).
— Mark 5:37 NLT
Illustration of Mark 5:37 NLT — Then Jesus stopped the crowd and wouldn't let anyone go with him [to Jairus' house] except Peter, James, and John (the brother of James).

Key Thought

Jesus worked to grow people at all different levels of relationship and maturity. He invested especially in three apostles who would take special leadership in the early church — Peter, James, and John. His work with them is a reminder that as important as it is for leaders to help solve problems, to minister to immediate needs, and to encourage all the people of God, they must also set aside time to work with key servant-leaders for the future. With whom are you investing yourself? Who will carry on your ministry after you are no longer here? True leadership invests in the future by investing in future leaders!

Today's Prayer

Father, give me the wisdom to know those around me with whom I should share my life, my time, and my passion for your work. Use me to call others to serve. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 2 Timothy 2:1-2
  • Mark 3:13-15
  • Mark 9:2-7

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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.