Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

SINNERS WELCOME

Suggested Reading: Mark 2

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Ruins from Capernaum. In the background you can see a church that is built over what is thought to be the home of Peter.

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Key Verse: Mark 2:15

Now it happened, as He was dining in Levi’s house, that many tax collectors and sinners also sat together with Jesus and His disciples; for there were many, and they followed Him.

SINNERS WELCOME! This could be the sign in front of Jesus’ Church. Four men (could’ve been Peter, Andrew, James and John) brought their paralized friend to Jesus. When Jesus saw their faith (the four looking down through the hole in the roof), He said to the man on the mat, “Son, your sins are forgiven you.” The four could be named, Compassion, Co-operation, Confidence & Courage. Ask yourself, “Do I have three friends with whom I could work to bring someone to Jesus today?”

Does Mark 2:13-17 sound like a Church supper in your Church? If not, should it? Jesus spent almost all His ministry time with sinners and with the outcasts of society. Let’s be unconscious of class, uncaring of economic success, and colourblind. Jesus is an equal opportunity Saviour.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Dear Jesus, thank You for the time I first heard You speak to me through Your Word and say, “Son (or daughter) your sins are forgiven.” Thank You for coming to my place and meeting me there, and meeting others there too. Help me to throw a party, the purpose of which is to introduce You, Jesus, as my Guest of honour! Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

Jesus did the most important miracle first. He forgave the sins of the paralized man. Secondly Jesus healed him. That first and greatest miracle happened to me when I was 16. I took Jesus at His Word when He said, “The one who comes to me I will by no means cast out” (John 6:37). Later, when I was 19, I also experienced a miracle of healing. I had such a high fever that the doctors said I would likely die, or at the very least be a mental case for life. Well, I didn’t die, so now you’ve guessed which prediction happened to me…..Here I am!!! It’s now 5:40 a.m. That’s crazy isn’t it? I enjoy every minute of these early mornings. Try it, you’ll like it. Of course my blog is not posted ’til 6:00 a.m.

Yours for two years of early mornings,

David

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17 thoughts on “Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

  1. Good morning, David. I was awake at 05:40 as well waiting for your blog at 06:00. Thanks for this mornings message and I’m glad for your miracle of healing at age 19! This world is a better place because of it!

  2. Mark 2:17b .. “I have come to call not those who think they are righteous but those who know they are sinners.” Once again, isn’t it interesting to note how Jesus speaks to those who know they have a need and not necessarily to those who are so self-absorbed and full of pride that they can’t see their own deficiencies? Lord, that we should all have the heart to set aside our our own agendas for the sake of having YOU in our lives. Amen.

  3. Loving the early mornings along with you, David, and the others following your blog. So grateful we have been forgiven through Christ and miraculously saved and healed by Him. Have a blessed day!

  4. Good morning David…I want you to know how much your blogs have touched my heart of understanding. The reading every day is just a perfect amount for to understand and meditate on. Thankyou so much for obeying God and doing this daily Blog. God bless you and all your family as you work for Him.

  5. Your thoughts and pray brought only one responds: AMEN.

    Thank you for your reminder, Jesus is the way the truth and the life.

  6. Me tooo along with the others…enjoying the early morning of soaking with Jesus in His special chair in my Prayer Room…and then reading your words & blog, So exciting… Thank you Jesus in advance for what you are going to do with us today….as your hands, and feet, as we walk in all the Fullness you have for us…seeking your Face…as we decrease….
    David have a wonderful day…living today the Gift it is… until later……God Willing….as we journey on …heading home…..( Maybe see you in the Air today ) ……..yahoo……God is Good ..All the Time…. Today is Healing Day …

  7. I’m thankful I have you on my putter when I get up I am a early morning person.I am 79 will be 80 in March and have been keeping journal after reading a chapter from my Bible since 1977. Isn’t God faithful? I have filled a wooden box Manley made me and I painted on it with my journal books.I have missed very few of your TV shows, and THANK YOU for all you do for the LORD.

    • I am enjoying your blog so much Grandpa! I love your challenge to make our Church suppers more like the one in Mark 2: 13-17. If we all heeded that advice, the world would be a much better place now.

  8. Keep up the good work David! You are such an encouragement to all of us. Thank you for your faithfulness.

  9. reminded of an old hymn:
    Out in the highways and byways, many are weary and sad, I want to bring some sunshine to make the down hearted glad; some lost soul is dying, someone is in despair, I want to let them know that there’s someone who cares.
    In the midst of depression, Lord give me the words to say, little deeds of kindness to send them on their way, a carrier of goodness, that’s what I want to be, I just want to be a little light, so someone else can see.
    Someone is down and hungry, and the elderly are helpless too, somebody needs someone, just to listen and understand, I just want to be some good and help someone find release.
    Use me Lord, use me in your own way, Use me Lord in your service I pray, I want to make a difference in someone’s life today, so use me Lord to help someone who’s gone astray.
    Make me a blessing, Make me a blessing, Out of my life, out of my life, May Jesus shine today, Make me a blessing, to someone today.

  10. Dear David, I am writing to you to let you know, that I subscribe to your daily blog, I love it!.. I love them every single day, but today’s reading was just something that really made me feel so light and happy!.. I thank The Lord for you and look forward to seeing more of you for years to come should the Lord Tarry!.. I Pray The Healing touch On You from Our Great Father In Jesus Mighty Name Amen!. Hugggs and Jesus Loves You!.

    God Bless You Sir. 🙂

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