YOUR Ministry


Disciple Time

     As a result, Jesus stopped his public ministry among the

    people and left Jerusalem. He went to a place near the

    wilderness, to the village of Ephraim, and stayed there with

    his disciples. 

                             — John 11:54 (NLT)


In all four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John), we learn that the last

part of Jesus’ ministry was specifically focused on teaching and

preparing his disciples. Many in the crowd turn away and the

determination of his opponents to kill him is growing. Jesus recognizes

that he has a short time to prepare his disciples for his “departure”

and the responsibilities they have to minister in his absence. Despite

Jesus’ example, many of us fail to share our vision and our ministries

with others who can carry them on after we are gone and help us take

advantage of the opportunities that God is giving us now. Let’s hear

from Jesus’ example the vital importance of sharing our visions,

dreams, and ministries with others while we still have time.



Father of grace and mercy, thank you for giving me the abilities that I

have and the opportunities to use them for your glory and for the work

of your Kingdom. Open my eyes, dear Father, to those around me with

whom I can share the passion, understanding, and ministry opportunities

you have given me. In Jesus’ name I ask it. Amen.


One Comment to “YOUR Ministry”

  1. Thanks for the post.

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