Suggested Reading: Acts 3-4
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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 never heard of a “new” set of 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 I could write about in this blog. My mind and heart are so full of what I’m reading. Please cause that which You desire to be shared to spill out through my fingers on the keyboard to the eternal benefit of all who read with me. 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 “100 words.” There are volumes that could be written. For an entire year, five days each week, Dr. Paul Maier, Professor of Ancient History at Western Michigan University, 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. 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. These daily meditations may be online, but as I am typing this at 5:30 a.m., I’m not sure. Perhaps I’ll let you know tomorrow.
Yours for an overview of the entire Bible in 730 days. Are you with me?
P.S. I just learned that the “HIStory” segments are not available online right now, but God willing, we will have all these teachings digitized and uploaded for online access.