Tuesday, November 27, 2018

CORNERSTONE

Today’s Reading: Acts 3-4

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).

 

A panorama of Jerusalem at sunset.

 

Key Verse: Acts 4:12

Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.

 

Believe it or not, the choice is ours! Our salvation is ONLY in Jesus Christ! Do other names come to mind? They pale into insignificance in the blazing glory of “the Light of the world.” We should note how these early believers quoted from their Bible, and we should do the same with both the Hebrew and the Greek Scriptures. What we call “the New Testament” would not be written for several years. The Apostles had not yet heard of a “new” set of Bible books. They were all Jews. The councils of the Rabbis had heard from God as to what writings qualified to be in the Bible, as did the early Church leaders for the new writings of divinely inspired Scripture. We may want to look up Deuteronomy 18:15-22 to see how Peter quoted his Bible from memory (Acts 3:22-23). God willing, the next book we’ll read together will be Deuteronomy. Amen!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, there is so much in today’s reading that’s filling my mind and heart. Please cause that which You desire me to learn to be absorbed and assimilated into my life today, and may it also spill out through me to others. In Jesus’ Name, the only Name given among mankind by which we must be saved, I pray. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I pray the above prayer with great fervency. I’ve preached several messages from today’s readings over the years. I ask most sincerely for the prayers of you who read this, that I’ll receive guidance from the Holy Spirit for “100words.ca.” There are volumes that could be written. For an entire year during 2004, five days each week, Dr. Paul Maier, Professor of Ancient History at Western Michigan University, Rev. Dale Lang, Anglican Minister from Tabor, Alberta (whose son was murdered in the corridor of his high school), and I led our 100 Huntley Street TV viewers through the book of Acts, verse by verse (260 segments on the book of Acts!). We called it “HIStory” (emphasis on “HIS”). Paul gave the historical perspective, Dale gave the application to our daily lives, and I was the moderator. Here is a link to one of these segments from 2004 which ties in to today’s reading (click HERE).

Yours for an overview of the entire Bible in 730 days. Are you still with me?

David

19 thoughts on “Tuesday, November 27, 2018

  1. Amen to today’s scripture and message. All for the glory of Jesus, for there is no other Name by which we can be saved or lovingly praise. Wishing all saints a blessed day in the Lord.

    For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God. Cor 4:15 ESV

    Thank You Lord – Don Moen
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K44trVhtZX4

  2. Thank you Lord for all your Blessings amid the storms of life. Thank you Beverlee for that wonderful song. I have a lot of things going on with my husband and will share another time. Blessings to all Eleanor M.

    • Dear Eleanor; we pray that our Father in Heaven will walk with you, lead you and comfort you amid the storms of life; we also pray that Our Father in Heaven will bless your husband; we pray our Father in Heaven will bless both of you with good health; great wealth and abundant blessings within your lives and that of your families, we pray with thanksgiving to our Father in Heaven for all His blessings on you today in Jesus Name we Pray amen

  3. Yes, I am following along. I rarely comment, but I am reading The Word. reminded of a song we used to sing when I was a child: “Take the name of Jesus with you.” “Precious Name, Oh how sweet, hope of earth and joy of heaven.”

  4. Good Afternoon bloggers.
    I am asking for prayers for my daughter Kelly who has myeloma (cancer of the blood). She will be having stem cells transplant starting tomorrow with the harvesting of the stem cells, then the transplant on December 13. I have place her in Lord’s Hands and is praying that everything will go ok. Thanks.

    • God will be with you and your daughter during this time of trial. I shall keep you and your daughter in my prayers.

      May God bless all who read 100 words.

      • Lord God hear our prayers, we pray for healing of Thelma’s daughter, Kelly; we pray for complete healing; we TY Lord that You have EVERYTHING in Your Hand, TY Lord amen amen

    • Lord God, Jehovah Rapha, Jehova Jireh, God of healing and protection, we call on Thelma’s daughter Kelly to be held closely in Your hands. Be with the transplant doctors and team and breathe life into Kelly again with the Ruach breath of the Holy Spirit. Give Kelly and her mom, Thelma, strength and peace. In Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen, amen, and amen.

  5. Yes the Name of Jesus was a so called stumbling block in the Book of Acts. The Bible says that they that live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. Prayers for your daughter Thelma that everything will go well tomorrow and after. Just heard on Context, hosted by Lorna Dueck that the United Church has accepted an atheist as minister in their church. We need to be alert and stand for the truth in our churches. Amen?

  6. Lord God we pray that You will work in the hearts of all people, in the heats of the leaders of the Churches, Lord so many things happen that we can’t figure out BUT I do believe that the devil is stirring up the pot,
    Lord forgive us; Lord send Your Messengers to the churches in all our communities; Lord I just don’t know what to pray sometimes, Lord You know everything! Please help us, thank you Lord……..
    ALL PRAISE AND GLORY TO OUR TRIUNE GOD, THE FATHER, SON AND HOLY SPIRIT, amen

  7. Lord help me to forgive those who are acting as bullies at church! I rebuke the devil and all that he stands for; I thank the Lord God for the forgiveness of all my sins; forgiveness for all who repent; TY Lord
    Lord I ask that You would come with the right person to be a room mate;a responsible person,working;have room,bath,own entrance for busy mature working person;n/smoking;drinking;drugs;pets;parties; I ask Lord for Your help in this situation; would be nice if a Christian person was interested;TY Lord
    that DF had surgery to remove a cancer mole and that all is healed, TY Lord;bless our families; remove all pain from Ikea’s body; only 21, Lord open his ears to hear about God, TY Lord

  8. the more I think about a church hiring an atheist Pastor, why not? that Pastor needs to hear the Word of God; the Pastor needs to know Jesus Christ, the life of Jesus, the Pastor needs to read the Word of God, the Bible, the Pastor needs to learn what the Word of God really means, we need to remember that God knows EXACTLY what is going on down on earth, HE SEES ALL, HE KNOWS, HE HEARS ALL, HE IS AROUND ALL OF US DAILY, HE KNOWS THAT IS HAPPENING;HE HAS A PLAN; please pray that the Lord will speak to the church and that the Lord God will be revealed to the Pastor and to the members of the church JESUS CHRIST IS LORD OVER ALL, HE IS THE ALPHA, OMEGA,HE IS OUR SAVIOUR, HE IS OUR LORD; HE LOVES US WITH UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, love one another in the same way, forgive others we have been forgiven, LORD GOD REIGNS OVER ALL……

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