duminică, februarie 03, 2008
Ministry to the Whole Person - Matthew 4:23
Jesus went everywhere in the country of Galilee. Jesus taught in the synagogues and told the Good News about the kingdom of heaven. And Jesus healed all the people's diseases and sicknesses. (ERV)
Preaching, teaching and healing. Three key elements of authentic ministry: proclaiming the good news of God's Kingdom, teaching people how to live obediently to the will of God, and ministering to their brokenness with the grace and power of God. With all the modern technologies we have today, we must always remember that ministry involves these same three elements if it is to be authentic.
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 offer that 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.