HE IS RISEN!
Today’s Reading: Mark 16
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Key Verse: Mark 16:15
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”
It’s a fact! Jesus is literally and physically risen from the dead and is alive forevermore. This is the cornerstone of the Church. According to Dr. Paul Maier, Professor of Ancient History at Western Michigan University, this is the most reliable truth from the first century in terms of documentation and is the reason for the exceedingly rapid growth of the Church. Prior to Jesus’ death, except for the time He sent out His followers on a practice run (Luke 10), He carried the ministry of the Word and the Holy Spirit Himself. The miraculous confirmation of the Word with miracles following was a normal occurrence. Now, Jesus passes the mission on to you and me, His followers. He commissions us to “GO!” When an imperative in grammar is spoken or written, the “YOU” is said to be “UNDERSTOOD.” Do we really understand? I pray that the answer in “YES!”
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord Jesus, I hear You “Loud and Clear.” By Your grace and my obedience, I am obeying Your command to “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel.” I’m going in my intercessory prayers, in my sacrificial giving of money, and in time. I say with Isaiah, as I read in Isaiah 6:1-8, “Here am I, send me.” In Your all-powerful Name, Jesus Christ, I pray. AMEN!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
This coming weekend, Norma-Jean and I celebrate our Birthdays. She’ll be 77 on the 14th and I’ll be 80 on the 13th. Our new Crossroads President and CEO, Lorna Dueck, is planning a 100 Huntley Street birthday celebration on TV during our regular times on Friday, August 12th. Please join me in prayer that in spite of the nature of the event, Jesus will be front and centre. Culture and the communications media have dramatically changed since we started on TV. Norma-Jean was 22 and I was 25. Several Crossroads supporters have told me that they believe God has spoken to them that the television ministry is being given “NEW Wineskins” (click here for Jesus’ Words on wineskins). Our beloved Lorna is called by God to fill the new containers, pouring the wine of God’s Word, Presence and Power into millions of precious lives.
Yours for “ALL THE WORLD!”
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