Wednesday, November 30, 2016

EVANGELISM

Today’s Reading: Acts 8-9

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The Port of Joppa was a busy place during Bible times and still is today.

 

Key Verse: Acts 9:5

And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” And the Lord said, “I am Jesus whom you are persecuting…”

 

What a team of the Lord’s servants in today’s reading! Stephen’s broken body is buried. Philip heads out to evangelize. Peter and John join him in Samaria. The Ethiopian treasurer heads home to witness for Christ. Saul of Tarsus is converted and boldly witnesses for Christ. At Joppa (present day Jaffa), Dorcas is raised from the dead as a witness for Christ. Aeneas of Lydda (present day Lod where the International Airport is located today) is healed. What is the result of all this? Exponential growth of the Church. “Multitudes with one accord heeded the things spoken by Philip” (8:6). “The churches throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria…were multiplied” (9:31). “All at Lydda, and Sharon…turned to the Lord” (9:35). In Joppa, “Many turned to the Lord” (9:42). God’s purposes have not changed. God’s power has not changed. Let us move out in bold faith to see the same happen today. Amen!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, we have a word today that I don’t find in the Bible. It’s “retirement.” You are filling us with new energy as we do this blog daily. Show me, and all who read this, how we can be a part of the dynamic growth of Your Churches. Amen! and Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I believe in and seek to put into practice outreach ministry beyond the church walls. In villages where I was a Pastor, I sought to take the lead in mobilizing some members of the congregation to visit every home. We would ask if there was a need for which we could pray. We would enquire about children for Sunday School or teens for the youth activities. In the large cities this was more challenging, but we would stake out areas to visit. I trust that I will have the health, strength, determination and the blessing of the Pastor to keep doing this. By gently asking about needs for prayer, I’ve never been turned down. People know when they are cared for, not like the door-to-door cults that try to indoctrinate people by visiting them to add points to their religious record.

Yours for consistent growth, early church style, in Jesus’ Church today,

David

P.S. Today I’m a guest on 100 Huntley Street. Tune in if you can (click HERE to watch the live stream at 9:30 a.m. EST or to watch the same program on demand after 11:00 a.m.).

9 thoughts on “Wednesday, November 30, 2016

  1. I need a personal link..or prayer hear me out David you were sent for me. Come please i await your response.God bless You Norma Jean and the family

  2. Great to hear you are on 100 Huntley this morning, David; look forward to watching you! Such incredible and favourite scripture in Acts 8, 9–Saul’s (Paul’s) conversion and Jesus using Ananias; Peter’s healing of Tabitha (Dorca). Lord, may others believe by the sight of Your light. Blessings fellow saints.

    One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek:
    That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
    Psalm 27:4 NKJV

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  3. What an encouragement to the body of Christ your daily blog is, I especially love today’s reading, the Lord bless you Brother David and Norma Jean for your faithfulness, love and prayers for you.

  4. Thank you Pastor David, Ron, all who prayed for me this past weekend..it made such a huge difference! God bless you all. I’m very grateful for this blog and the community around it <3

  5. I have gotten behind following the blog as was visiting my 95 year old mother for two weeks. She does not have internet. I wanted to share that I was able to visit Israel with the Crossroads tour before visiting mom. Pastor David, it was a joy and privilege to be part of the trip with your son and daughter-in-law, also the kind and friendly tour leaders, and my fellow tour members. Ron and Ann are a lovely people, they served in your place wonderfully. You can be very proud of them. The trip was a dream come true, I am so thankful I was able to go. Now to begin reliving the many memories!

  6. Acts indeed is exciting! And exciting post David! Loving the singing and program of 100 St. Huntley St. Missed the program today as was dealing with the snow we got last night and am suppose to get the same tonight. Will look for it just the same.

  7. Lord I pray the Holy Spirit speak to people to help with the homeless! It is still very puzzling why we have homeless in Canada! Lord governments need to get their act together and get their priorities straight! We need to look after children, the elderly and those who cannot look after themselves! Help us Lord to get back on this journey! Those who have been blessed with much speak to their hearts to build more affordable housing! Lord if we get our priorities right, You will bless our country beyond what we could dream Thank you Lord

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