Dailies- 2019

Dailies ~in His Word
February 18, 2019

Jesus started out his ministry when he was baptized. From there he went to be tempted by the devil, ministered to by the angels and then began picking his team. He took them on a retreat and then began sending them out!
Reading in Matthew 6 this morning I thought about how lined up that was! In Chapter 3 He gets baptized, in 4 He began his Galilean ministry after being tempted by the devil sending him way and being taken care of by angels. All of which is prophecy fulfilled stuff. Then He starts picking and training the team on a mountain. He drew them into His presence with instruction about how things should be. He goes on to teach them to pray. Session after session it seems when I read it, Jesus shows us the first ministry group retreat when he does the sermon on the mountain.

And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him.  Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying:
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.  Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.  Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
 Matthew 5:1-12

Heavenly Father, Help us to follow your direction, your example and draw together in learning situations that we may be like You. In Jesus name, Amen
Teresa M. Wilson