Monday, August 8, 2016


Today’s Reading: Mark 16

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).

Many believe that it was inside this “Garden Tomb” in Jerusalem that Jesus’ body was laid. This tomb was originally made for a shorter man, perhaps Joseph of Arimathea, but as you can see on the right, the end was dug out to fit a taller man’s body.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photo, click HERE.

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!”


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!


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!”


P.S. Please keep Crossroads in prayer, and if God should lead you to help out financially, please call with your support at 1-800-265-3100 or give online by clicking HERE. God bless you!


19 thoughts on “Monday, August 8, 2016

  1. Praise God for the empty tomb and Praise God for giving you strength and healing and strong faith to keep going to the finish line Happy Birthday to Your wonderful wife and you Pastor David

  2. Praise God indeed, without him we are nothing. He is my rock and strength . Jesus reigns!
    I pray for you and your family, David many times. I pray for your health and continued ministry. You have been here for me all of my adult life. I have been and continue to support Huntley Street. It has been a privilege.
    I just want to shout out, GOD IS GOOD!
    Blessings to all this beautiful morning.

  3. You are a brave man to divulge your wife’s age!

    Congratulations to you both and praying for Lorna Dueck’s continuing success at Crossroads.


    PS I am sure that Norma-Jean will forgive you!

  4. Happy Birthday to both you and Norma Jean! I appreciate this blog so much and all you and Norma Jean and others at 100 Huntley have done and continue to do

  5. Hi everyone I am back again . I am still having some headaches from my concussion
    there is an appointment to see my specialist August 16th. You are right Nan without
    God we are nothing he is my rock , and strength. I ask you to continue to pray for me
    my family does not know who Jesus all they want me to do is say grace at the table.
    God Bless you David and your families

    • I pray for total and complete healing and release from all pain, Lianne…Jesus I Pray this in you Holy Mighty Name, Amen!!!

    • Hi Lianne so good to hear from you! we all pray for complete healing for you. Praise and thank God that your family wants you to say grace! They have some of idea of who God is, if I could I would thank your family for wanting you to bless the meal! Everything we have and are and eat and read and meditate comes from God in the first place Amen Amen Amen
      keep us posted and God bless you Lianne…….

  6. Birthday greetings to both you & Norma Jean. May GOD continue to bless you and all involved in bringing the daily feeding of the WORD to us each. May GOD continue to be with you physically & spiritually today and in the days to come. PTL !!

  7. Yes, I sense a fresh wind of the Holy Spirit blowing in already. We need it in our churches as well in this very troublesome and challenging time. God willing will be speaking about that this coming weekend. “For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are far off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.”(Acts 2:39). Looking forward to viewing your birthday party on TV David and Norma Jean. Wish I could be there. God bless. Ger

  8. Happy Birthday to you wonderful people God Bless you both….I would love to
    be there for your celebration , I living to far West (Vancouver Is) …Welcome back Lorna ,so good to have you back , God Blessyou as you
    Minister….Love to you all….R….

  9. to Paster David : My wife and i would have been at your celebration if we were not waiting for our Daughter and husband in expectation of our second grand daughter from them dew on August 15 th Jennifer was hoping like their first that the Baby would come a week early. We have a 1000 km trip whenever we hear the news.

    Marvin and Sukhrani Reynolds

  10. Praising God for both you Pastor David and your lovely wife Norma-Jean, that God would bless you both on your respective birthdays and give you good health and much happiness in the coming year. We celebrate in spirit with you.

    Praying also for Lorna and the team to hear from God as to His direction for Huntley Street.

    Blessings to all and prayers for all the requests mentioned.

  11. Happy 80th birthday David Mainse and Happy Birthday Norma-Jean Mainse. I pray God’s special blessing and His anointing on both of you, for health and strength in all you do. Amen!

    Looking forward to viewing the celebration on Friday!


    May your day be filled with joy and gladness all you saints!!

  12. A very blessed and Happy Birthdays to Norma Jean and you David Mainse ! Thank You for all that you have done for me through your amazing ministry. May the Lord continue to let His Face shine upon you ! Eraine

  13. New wine skins? This means, new wine! No small thing. A new CEO is not new wine. A pope is not new wine. The Word is finely aged so it is not new wine. Yet, a merchant brings forth both old and new things. Hmm. What great thing is coming?

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