Friday, November 30, 2018

EVANGELISM

Today’s Reading: Acts 8-9

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).

 

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 inquire 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 my 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

12 thoughts on “Friday, November 30, 2018

  1. Great scripture reading, today–what an incredible testament to our Lord! My favourite is Paul, once Saul. Anyone can be turned around 180° and used for His Kingdom because God is all powerful. Wishing all saints a blessed day in the Lord!

    Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
    For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Psalm 95:6-7 ESV

    I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever (with Lyrics)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeCwwaciAA8

  2. Good morning, Brothers and Sisters, how I thank the Lord for this amazing ministry. I was blessed beyond measure to be given the opportunity to share my personal story on 100 Huntley Street on Tuesday. The show airs next Tuesday, Dec. 4th. I am extremely humbled and grateful to have been able to proclaim publicly what Jesus has done for me, and how He has used this ministry in my own life for almost 40 years. All praise and glory to Him!

  3. GoodMorning Fellow Bloggers
    Thanks for your Prayers for Kelly.The harvesting went well, they got more stem cells than needed. Please keep her in your prayers as the transplant will be on December 13. To God we give the Glory.
    Have a nice day all. Lets all pray for the Folks out in the Atlantic area as they weather the snow storm they are getting.

    • God bless Kelly and the stem cells and God will make the procedure go right on that big day.Amen
      Fear not for what lies ahead,
      For I am with you ALWAYS.
      Be not afraid but instead
      Be full of joy on such days,
      Then I will give you peace
      So that as you sleep,
      In My arms a new lease
      Will be e’er your strong keep.

  4. Amen, such great growth in the churches and beyond. Love the story of Paul’s conversion as well. Looking forward to hearing your testimony Deanna. Thanks for the prayers for the Atlantic region. Blessings!

  5. We had power restored for the second time about 8 PM last night.I have a wood stove but a dear friend,Eunice,(She and her late husband have been guests on 100 Huntley St in the past) is 88 and heats with gas which depends on electricity.She was wrapped up in her coat last night.(She lives across the border in NB.)Please pray for her.She has so much going on and has been a great mentor and friend.God bless all
    Who Reigns Supreme

    May angels’ wings enfold you
    As you dream in blissful sleep
    And may His love in all you do
    Be the treasure that you keep,
    Then as you rise to meet the day,
    You will remember your dream,
    Where angels and you would pray
    To the One Who reigns supreme.
    GW(Bill) Marshall/06-Jan-16

    • May He continue to bless you and keep you in the Palm of His hands!1

      I prayed in agreement with David’s prayer!

      Have a great day, all!

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