Jesus Wept (John 11:35 nasb)

What can be said at a time like this?  Words are inadequate to describe the hurt and the pain of those that have lost loved ones to senseless acts of violence through the years. Today is no different.  The people affected today will not be comforted by words, they are going to need time to grieve. Through the actions of one man, 20 plus people have lost their lives and among that number most of them were innocent children.  We can argue all day long about how to resolve the problem (tougher gun laws, no guns, prayer back in school, etc….)but I think we need two things.

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Matthew 4:23,24

You see when Jesus decided to start his ministry he didn’t need a website, a venue or a license. I am not negating any of those because I believe that these things can enhance a ministry but they are not necessary to start one. In this portion of scripture you also see Jesus’ model for ministry. He started three things at the beginning of his ministry that significantly mark the ministry of Jesus for the rest of his time on this earth.

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