Monday, July 25, 2016

SINNERS WELCOME

Today’s Reading: Mark 2

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion on the right-hand side).

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

GOOGLE MAPS – See where Reynold took the photo…Click HERE.

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 paralyzed 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 paralyzed 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 with raging infection shutting down my body 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, 19 days away from my 80th birthday. My wife thinks I’m in my right mind. For that I’m truly thankful!

For all who started reading with me June 3,  2012, we’re into the third time through the Bible now. I’m amazed to still be here on earth. You see, I was given two years to live on March 15th, 2012. Let’s go for another two years!!! Of course anyone can start with us and complete reading every Word two years from the date they begin. Pray for me as I record 31 more Vlogs (video blogs) this week, two minutes each. These are being used for TV network commercial breaks. On “YES TV” it’s on daily at 2:05 p.m. and at 11:05 p.m. Mondays through Fridays (EST). Here’s a link to my Vlogs!

David

 

14 thoughts on “Monday, July 25, 2016

  1. Mt. 11:28 (NLT)
    Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”

  2. Amen!! started with you that June2012 and am very greatful and engaged in this blog every morning….”thank you” David and family for your continued faithfulness to HIM 🙂

  3. I’m another who has been on this journey though the bible since day one David. God, you and me fellowship together in my quiet spot.
    “A cord of three strands is not easily broken.” Ecc. 4: 12
    God’s word blesses and strengthen me for the day.
    Thank you David for your faithfulness, may God strengthen you for the day and many days to come.

  4. So grateful for your blog David from day one; am learning a lot and it gives order and a proper beginning to my day. Thank you David and family and am glad the Lord renewed your health and strength. Attended Campmeeting yesterday; two preachers who were with the Benny Hinn Crusade are the night speakers and one who is on Yes TV every Sunday is the morning speaker. Blessings saints!

  5. Amen, David. Praying for your vlogs, as you tape them, this week. On the journey with you and fellow saints from the beginning, and remaining ever so grateful! Thank You Jesus for Your amazing forgiveness love and grace. Blessings fellow saints in the Lord.

    “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father…” James 1:17, NKJV

    Who Am I, Casting Crowns
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VU_rTX23V7Q

  6. I have been here since the beginning as well. I so enjoy my mornings and reading this blog. Thank you to everyone involved in making that happen!

  7. Asking for prayer for our DVBS week that seeds will be planted in the souls of these young children.Many will here about God’s love for the first time.Thank you pastor David!for our daily bread.

  8. Although the Gospel of Mark is the shortest of the four gospels…it has much meat to chow on….thank you Pastor David for your guidance and encouragement each morning.

    I’ve not received this blog into my “in box” this morning; however I opened it via July 24th blog…I hope it comes through my “in box” again. Thank you David and all who are involved in presenting this blog and vlog to us daily.

  9. Thankful that Jesus is “color blind”. Will be away from the computer for about 4 weeks. Will follow along using the Day unto Day series. Happy Birthday to you, David

  10. I started in June, 2012 and I’m on my third 2-year journey through the Bible with you. I’m so thankful for your blog as it has kept me in God’s Word! I thank God for you and your family!

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