Daily Bible Reading 19 May 2018

5/19/18 Daily Bible Reading: 1 Chronicles 16-18, Acts 11, Proverbs 19

1 Chronicles 16:11 (KJV)
Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.

GiveThanks1Chron

 1 Chronicles 16:36 (NKJV)
Blessed be the LORD God of Israel From everlasting to everlasting! And all the people said, “Amen!” and praised the LORD.

Praise Him

Acts 11:15-18 (NKJV)
And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them, as upon us at the beginning. Then I remembered the word of the Lord, how He said, ‘John indeed baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ If therefore God gave them the same gift as He gave us when we believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could withstand God?” When they heard these things they became silent; and they glorified God, saying, “Then God has also granted to the Gentiles repentance to life.”

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CITY ON A HILL

DAY 45

CITY ON A HILL

Casting Crowns sings this song and it burdens my heart and makes me sing with Joy at the same time. Look at the lyrics, listen to the song. What does the Holy Spirit tell you about yourself and your fellowship through this message. I’ll tell you what it did for me: I asked God to make me His instrument, not my own selfish view but His loving view of our mission in this world.

 

Did you hear of the city on the hill
Said one old man to the other
It once shined bright, and it would be shining still
But they all started turning on each other

You see the poets thought the dancers were shallow
And the soldiers thought the poets were weak
And the elders saw the young ones as foolish
And the rich man never heard the poor man speak

But one by one, they ran away
With their made up minds to leave it all behind
And the light began to fade
In the City on the Hill, the City on the Hill

Each one thought that they knew better
But they were different by design
Instead of standing strong together
They let their differences divide

And one by one, they ran away
With their made up minds to leave it all behind
And the light began to fade
In the City on the Hill, the City on the Hill

And the world is searching still

But it was the rhythm of the dancers
That gave the poets life
It was the spirit of the poets
That gave the soldiers strength to fight
It was fire of the young ones
It was the wisdom of the old
It was the story of the poor man
That needed to be told

It is the rhythm of the dancers
That gives the poets life
It is the spirit of the poets
That gives the soldiers strength to fight
It is fire of the young ones
It is the wisdom of the old
It is the story of the poor man
That’s needing to be told

But one by one will we run away
With our made up minds to leave it all behind
As the light begins to fade in the City on the Hill

One by one will we run away
With our made up minds to leave it all behind
As the light begins to fade in the City on the Hill
The city on the hill

(Come home)
And the Father’s calling still
(Come home)
To the city on the hill

(Come home)

Daily Bible Reading 18 May 2018

5/18/18 Daily Bible Reading: 1 Chronicles 13-15, Proverbs 18

1 Chronicles 15:27-29 (KJV)
And David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, and all the Levites that bare the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah the master of the song with the singers: David also had upon him an ephod of linen. Thus all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the LORD with shouting, and with sound of the cornet, and with trumpets, and with cymbals, making a noise with psalteries and harps. And it came to pass, as the ark of the covenant of the LORD came to the city of David, that Michal the daughter of Saul looking out at a window saw king David dancing and playing: and she despised him in her heart.

15:25-29. Somewhere in the procession, perhaps at its head, David danced (v. 29), clothed in the garments of a priest (a robe of fine linen and a linen ephod, v. 27). Michal, his wife, watching from a window… despised him for she mistook his holy zeal for exhibitionism (cf. comments on 2 Sam. 6:20).

The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures by Dallas Seminary Faculty.

What are you reading?

I have always been an avid reader all the way back to grade school. I loved biographies and Hardy Boys Mysteries.  Through the years I have read a variety and even now I have shelves and stacks of books.  Most of focus is toward faith based books, histories, fiction and such.

Today I stopped by the bookstore with the intent of finding something other than fiction. I picked up Thomas E. Ricks “Churchill and Orwell, the fight for freedom” I am really intrigued with the way the author parallels these two through the 1930’s and 1940’s.

I also bought  Stephen J Harvill’s “21 Secrets of Million Dollar Sellers”

I would like to hear from you.  What are you reading? What do you like about it? What are you getting out of it?

 

Daily Service: Love one another

Daily Service – Love one Another

LOVE

How do you suppose Jesus wanted to set us apart from other religions (Pagan, Jewish or some other kind)?

He said “this is how you shall be known as my disciples, that you love one another”

John 13:34-35 (AMP)
I give you a new commandment: that you should love one another. Just as I have loved you, so you too should love one another. By this shall all [men] know that you are My disciples, if you love one another [if you keep on showing love among yourselves].

Romans 13:8 (AMP)
Keep out of debt and owe no man anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor [who practices loving others] has fulfilled the Law [relating to one’s fellowmen, meeting all its requirements].

1 John 4:7-8 (AMP)
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is (springs) from God; and he who loves [his fellowmen] is begotten (born) of God and is coming [progressively] to know and understand God [to perceive and recognize and get a better and clearer knowledge of Him]. He who does not love has not become acquainted with God [does not and never did know Him], for God is love.

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Prodigal son turns toward home

Verse of the Day

But when he came to himself he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish here with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight:

Luke 15:17 – 18 ASV

Daily Bible Reading 17 May 2018

5/17/18 Daily Bible Reading: 1 Chronicles 10-12, Acts 10, Proverbs 17

1 Chronicles 10:13-14 (KJV)
So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it;
And enquired not of the LORD: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.

1 Chronicles 10:13-14 (NKJV)
So Saul died for his unfaithfulness which he had committed against the LORD, because he did not keep the word of the LORD, and also because he consulted a medium for guidance. But he did not inquire of the LORD; therefore He killed him, and turned the kingdom over to David the son of Jesse.

Acts 10:1-5 (KJV)
There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,  A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway. He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius. And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God. And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter:

  1. Peter and Cornelius (chap. 10)

The importance of this event is seen in the fact that Luke recounts it three times—here in Acts 10, again in chapter 11, and finally in 15:6-9. The geographic extension of the gospel in Acts is an initial fulfillment of Jesus’ words in Matthew 8:11: “Many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places… in the kingdom of heaven.”

The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures by Dallas Seminary Faculty.

ARE YOU READY?

Daily Service – ARE YOU READY?

I had another discussion with another end times focus group.  We went back and forth with scriptures to support Pre-Trib rapture, Mid-trib Rapture and End of tribulation Rapture.  I removed myself from the discussion with one question: Why does any of this matter? You are either ready to leave this world in an upward direction or you aren’t. No amount of doctrine or preaching or discussion will mean anything of you haven’t turned your life over to God 100% right now, not at some point in the future in case something happens.

Your life is never guaranteed beyond right now. So then right now is the appropriate time to get right with God.

Mark 13:31-33 (KJV)
Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

ready

Okay let’s assume you took my advice and turned to God. I pray that your repentance is complete and genuine. Now, get into the Word, get some good Christian Music, develop a good prayer life, find a good fellowship (a church where Jesus is lifted up), and Grow in Grace.

God Bless You!

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Daily Bible Reading 16 May 2018

5/16/18 Daily Bible Reading: 1 Chronicles 7-9, Acts 9, Proverbs 16

Acts 9:13-19 (NKJV)
Then Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much harm he has done to Your saints in Jerusalem.  And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on Your name.”  But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel.  For I will show him how many things he must suffer for My name’s sake.”  And Ananias went his way and entered the house; and laying his hands on him he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you came, has sent me that you may receive your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.”  Immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales, and he received his sight at once; and he arose and was baptized. So when he had received food, he was strengthened. Then Saul spent some days with the disciples at Damascus.

Daily Bible Reading 15 May 2018

5/15/18 Daily Bible Reading: 1 Chronicles 4-6, Acts 8, Proverbs 15

1 Chronicles 4:9-10 (NKJV)
Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, “Because I bore him in pain.”  And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested.

prayer of Jabez

Remember the Tower of Babel? Do you see a parallel here?  God said go forth…..what happened in Jerusalem is virtually the same.

Acts 8:1-5 (NKJV)
Now Saul was consenting to his death. At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him. As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering every house, and dragging off men and women, committing them to prison. Therefore those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the word.

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