Here is today’s challenge from Pastor Matt’s blog…
The Fourth Trial of Jesus
John 18:33-38a “Pilate then went back inside the palace, summoned Jesus and asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?” “Is that your own idea,” Jesus asked, “or did others talk to you about me?” “Am I a Jew?” Pilate replied. “It was your people and your chief priests who handed you over to me. What is it you have done?” Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews. But now my kingdom is from another place.” “You are a king, then!” said Pilate. Jesus answered, “You are right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” “What is truth?”
Jesus explains that His Kingdom is not of this world. Pray today that God would give you a Kingdom mindset and help you to remember our focus should be on Him and not on things of this world. As we are approaching Barefoot Weekend, pray about how God could use you to impact His Kingdom just by simply giving shoes to those who have none. Pray that lives will be changed and hope will come to those who feel lost.