Bring It to Jesus

Do we act as a church community and come together before Jesus with our problems?

Matthew 17:16

The followers of Jesus Christ could not cure the suffering that a man’s son was experiencing. Someone brought a problem to the followers of Jesus. Brought it to church. But the people of Jesus could not provide a solution. They had to bring it to Jesus as a community to resolve the problem.

The inability of Jesus’ disciples to solve an issue is not meant to criticize the church. Instead it’s meant to highlight how as a church community we are always meant to bring matters to Jesus. We as individuals alone cannot cure anything. It is always Jesus working through all of us as a church family that can bring about God’s will.

We must never rely on just one church member to be the problem solver. No human can truly solve anything. It is always with God that things are rightly ordered. Jesus can work through any and all of us but we must never take it upon ourselves to be the source of change. Only when we all come together and present ourselves to Jesus with our petitions can a cure occur.

Are we depending so much on only one individual to solve an issue? Is it someone we look up to or maybe ourselves? Are we then wondering why they or we cannot get a solution? Let us work with other disciples to pray to God for an answer. Let’s keep our focus on Jesus. Let us come together as a faith community and be able to move mountains of problems.

Tags: Church, Community, Disciple, Heal, Matthew

Related Reflections

people riding camels
Praise God at Church • Luke 4:15

Could we be failing at praising God because we are not appreciating Jesus’ presence?

sunset covered by cloudy skies
Seek Jesus for a Cure • Matthew 4:24

Do we believe in the healing power of Jesus to journey towards God?

Recent Content

People Children Child
The Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Hate feeling lost from the Sunday readings? Searching for a better explanation of the bible than what you heard from your pastor's sermon? Check out the collection of audio, video, and text commentaries from various Christian experts for a better understanding of today's scripture.

people riding camels
[Bible Verse Reflection]
Praise God at Church • Luke 4:15

Could we be failing at praising God because we are not appreciating Jesus’ presence?

Faith Amidst Tragedy

Faith is stronger than life's struggles if we attend to it. Liz shares how her faith in Jesus Christ has evolved and how that has helped her in her life's journey. Although there have been many challenges what has strengthened her is her growing relationship with Christ. Hear how a Christian can shine God's light in the darkness.

Check Out More Content

church pulpit and ambo with cross
Sunday Reflections
Photo by Joshua Eckstein on Unsplash
Prepare for the upcoming or past Sunday Mass readings with a homily or sermon from a multitude of biblical voices.
open bible
Bible Verse Reflections
Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash
There is richness in every scripture so why not reflect on a particular Bible verse to enrich your experience with God's Word?
podcast studio computer and microphone
Photo by Amr Taha™ on Unsplash
Tune into the "1 Christian 1 Topic" podcast where we interview guests on one topic of their Christian lives, work, or experience.