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Jesus Here AND Jesus Everywhere – July 10, 2024

Wednesday, July 10

Devotional written by Drew Walton, High School Pastor

 

JESUS HERE AND JESUS EVERYWHERE

Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him.
Matthew 4:25

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Key Concepts:

  1. Large Crowds Followed Jesus: Jesus grew rapidly in popularity, but crowds were not merely drawn by curiosity, they were eager to learn from His teachings and witness His miracles.
  2. His Ministry Spread Geographically: Jesus’ influence extended beyond Galilee to encompass regions like the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea, and the area across the Jordan, demonstrating the breadth of His impact.

Matthew 4:25 spotlights the magnetic appeal and influence of Jesus’ ministry during His earthly life. People from various regions flocked to Him, not only seeking spectacle but sincerely desiring to experience His presence, hear His teachings, and witness His miracles. Jesus’ ministry resonated deeply with people who were yearning for spiritual truth and physical healing.

Application: Living out Matthew 4:25 today involves recognizing Jesus as the focal point of our lives and actively seeking Him with a sincere heart. It’s about being intentional in our pursuit of Jesus, eagerly following His teachings, and experiencing His transformative power in our lives. Just as the crowds were drawn to Jesus for spiritual nourishment and physical healing, we should approach Him with humility and faith, trusting in His ability to meet our deepest needs.

Matthew 4:25 challenges us to extend the reach of Jesus’ ministry by sharing His message with others. We are called to be ambassadors of Christ, bringing His light and love to our communities. This involves sharing the gospel with those who have yet to encounter Jesus, demonstrating His love through acts of compassion and service, and inviting others to experience the life-changing power of a relationship with Him.

Final Thought: As you reflect on Matthew 4:25, explore the depth of your own relationship with Jesus. Are you seeking after Him with the same passion as those crowds in and around Galilee? Let this passage inspire you to deepen your enthusiasm to follow Jesus wholeheartedly and to share His love with others.

Take time today to pray for a specific region or community that needs to experience the presence and power of Jesus. Ask God to open doors for His gospel to be proclaimed and received, and for His kingdom to be established in the hearts of those who are seeking truth and healing.

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