PEOPLE IN CRISIS
Today’s Reading: 2 Kings 17
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Key Verse: 2 Kings 17:18
Therefore the Lord was very angry with Israel, and removed them from His sight; there was none left but the tribe of Judah alone.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord Jesus, I thank You for Your ministry to the people who lived in the north such as the Samaritans who descended from those who were relocated there by the Assyrian king. You care about people everywhere! I pray that I will love and seek to bless all people everywhere in every way I can. Most of all, Lord, may I witness to Your Salvation and may I support world missions in a generous and sacrificial way. In Your Name I pray, Amen!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
There are Christian missions all over the world. Brian Stewart, for many years the senior foreign correspondent for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, tells of his camera operator somewhere in Africa saying approximately, “I wish that just once we could go to a remote place where a missionary does not walk out of the jungle to greet us.” This witness brought Brian back to his childhood faith which he had lost during his university years. Countries such as South Korea have become powerful missionary-sending countries. It is impossible to follow Jesus closely without caring deeply about world missions.
Yours for living right in God’s sight, sharing God’s love, and teaching in word and deed the person of Jesus Christ,
P.S. Yesterday, I had the honour of addressing Christian leaders from more than 60 countries who, along with thousands of others, are gathered here in Jerusalem for the Empowered 21 Global Congress. The message I believe God inspired me to bring was a simple one: Love Arabs, Jews, and all people everywhere. Ron took some pictures from today’s leaders luncheon (below) and a short video of the worship time at the evening kick-off celebration (click HERE). You can view the live streaming of this week’s events online HERE (make the time adjustments for your time zone). Thanks everybody everywhere who take the time to read with me!!!