Tuesday, December 6, 2016


Today’s Reading: Acts 17-18

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The Parthenon in Athens is the most famous surviving building of Ancient Greece and one of the most famous buildings in the world. The Parthenon has stood atop the Acropolis of Athens for nearly 2,500 years and was built to give thanks to Athena, the city’s patron goddess, for the salvation of Athens and Greece in the Persian Wars. The building was officially called the Temple of Athena the Virgin. “Parthenon” comes from the Greek word parthenos, “virgin.”

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Key Verse: Acts 17:30-31

Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.


Our key verses are taken from Paul’s message delivered while he was standing on a rise of rock just above the marketplace of Athens. Towering above him, already 500 years old, was the Parthenon. Imagine the boldness of Paul as he proclaimed Jesus and compared Him to the altar they had erected “to the unknown god.” What an example for us! We must never allow great temples of man’s creation, ridicule or persecution to intimidate us in any way. Paul spoke fearlessly and wisely. He even quoted one of the Greek poets. It has been said that “all truth is God’s truth.” Paul knew the Scripture found in Proverbs 11:30b, “He who wins souls is wise.” God promises wisdom to us when we ask Him (James 1:5). Ask! Open our hearts and mouths to those we encounter today. “Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might” (Ephesians 6:10). Just start to witness…you’ll be amazed where God takes you!


Dear Lord, grant me the grace to practice today this very message being shared with me and my blog partners. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen!


When I have preached on the streets, I have had to fight and win over fear. It was the same when I went on TV for the first time almost 55 years ago. It’s really no different from the hesitation I feel in one-to-one ministry. I’ve had to just start speaking. Starting is the hard part. Once I’ve started, I know I have to keep going. Of course, I’ve had to be willing to fail and look like the biggest fool around. But God has never let me down! Also, God lets me know when to stop. The thoughts which I’m expressing cease to come to me. I’ve heard of the person who had nothing to say, but he had to have a place to say it! We, however, have the most important message in the whole world. A preacher was asked how he got his message across so clearly. He answered, “I tell them what I’m going to tell them. Then I tell them what I’m telling them. Then I tell them what I told them.” May I always remember that “Jesus” is my message.

Yours for communicating “Jesus” to the whole world and one-to-one at every opportunity,


9 thoughts on “Tuesday, December 6, 2016

  1. Thank you Pastor David for your pep talk on witnessing. just what I needed today. May The Lod give us all someone to witness to. Blessings to all, Eleanot M.

  2. Thank you Pastor David for sharing your heart’s desire, the desire to share the most important message in all ways possible the “message of salvation”!! In and through this blog and every other way afforded to you!!

    May the Joy of the Lord strengthen our hearts this day and give us the desire and opportunity to fulfill His Purposes this Day and always! Thank you Father for loving us with and everlasting Love!! Amen!!!!

  3. blessings to all
    please pray for Kevin, he needs a place to live with his son, a small place close to the school, between $600-$700 including utilities, no smoking, no drinking, no pets, he works 2 jobs, served 8 years in the military
    please pray for Nick, very young person, attended Sunday school and Vacation Bible school and remembers what he learned about Jesus! pray the Holy Spirit leads Nick to a group of believers, he wants to be a plumber, needs many many hours apprenteship to complete his goal…
    pray for situation at the pool to calm down, please pray in Jesus name.. Thank you…….

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