What Jesus Did! 'Ministry to the Whole Person' — Matthew 4:23

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Jesus traveled throughout the region of Galilee, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom. And he healed every kind of disease and illness.
— Matthew 4:23 NLT

Key Thought

Preaching, teaching, and healing. Three key elements of authentic ministry are:
  1. Proclaiming the Good News of God's Kingdom.
  2. Teaching people how to live obediently to the will of God.
  3. Ministering to people's brokenness with the grace and power of God.
With all the modern technologies we have today, we must always remember that ministry still involves these same three elements if it is to be authentic.

Today's Prayer

Almighty and compassionate Father, give me eyes to see and ears to hear those who need your grace — not just today, but every day. Help me to be wise in the way that I present your Good News and that I offer your care so that I may minister to their needs by your power and according to your will. In the name of the Lord Jesus, I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Colossians 1:28-29
  • Matthew 28:19-20
  • Acts 8:1-4

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Illustration

Illustration of Matthew 4:23 NLT — Jesus traveled throughout the region of Galilee, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom. And he healed every kind of disease and illness.

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 and is available in book form.

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.