Monday Devotional
 
If we want to be like Jesus, we must be demonstrating acts of love in the community.  Read Matthew 11:1-6.  Jesus’ home base for ministry was the fishing village of Capernaum in Galilee.  He taught in the synagogue and performed miracles.  People came from all over Galilee to hear him speak and witness his acts of love.  But Jesus did not stay in Capernaum waiting for people to come to him.  Jesus went to the surrounding towns to teach and serve.  When the disciples of John the Baptist asked Jesus if he was the Messiah, the Savior that had been promised by God, Jesus answered by asking if they had witnessed the evidence of his work.  This encounter is a model for how we are to be at work in the world.  If the disciples of John the Baptist asked the people of Wesley Chapel if we were followers of the gospel, how would we respond?  We might respond by saying, “Yes, Jesus is my Lord and Savior.  We are trusting Jesus to take us to heaven.”  Or we might respond in a similar matter to Jesus, “Are the hungry being fed?  Are the sick being taken care of?  Are the heart-broken being comforted? “  As followers of Jesus we must go into our community and our world in order to be witnesses.  This Saturday Wesley Chapel has organized a Serve Day.  It is an organized effort to help our mission partners in our community be the hands and feet of Jesus.  We invite you to pray and/or participate that we would have a positive witness in our community.
 

  Dear God, help us to be your witnesses in the world today so that people may see our good deeds and give you praise.  Amen.