Friday, March 3, 2017


Today’s Reading: 2 Corinthians 1

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion).


Goreme, Turkey, is located in ancient Asia Minor. In Goreme you will find spectacular 10th- and 11th-century cave churches. There are hundreds of churches cut into the rock. This one is among the most elaborate.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.


Key Verses: 2 Corinthians 1:8, 11

For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of our trouble which came to us in Asia: that we were burdened beyond measure, above strength, so that we despaired even of life…. you also helping together in prayer for us, that thanks may be given by many persons on our behalf for the gift granted to us through many.


Between writing these two letters to the believers in Corinth, Paul spent time in Asia Minor, a former Roman province. It is now Turkey. There he suffered much persecution as a result of his bold witness for Christ. He had spent much time in Corinth, establishing the Church. This very strong Apostle showed himself to also be very human. His need for the fellowship of those to whom he felt close is evident. He uses the word “comfort” six times, and the word “consolation” five times. As followers of Christ, we need each other so very much. I’ve chosen two key verses for today. They reveal Paul’s heart. He felt he could share his burdens and even his despair. He knew his Corinthian friends were praying for him and also supporting him so that he could spend full time preaching and teaching without stopping to make tents, as he had done when he planted the Church in Corinth. Other words which stand out are “faithful,” “promises,” “sealed” (denotes security), and “deposit” (indicates that the entire amount is yet to come). Paul is encouraged by the progress of the Church.


Lord Jesus, You are building Your Church. Grant, I pray, a gift of optimism to me concerning Your Church worldwide, as well as in my home church. Thank You that there are people who care about me and pray for me, as did the Corinthian people about Paul. Amen! As 2 Corinthians 1:20 says, “Yes and in Him, Amen!”


I’m so very thankful for the notes I receive from you who read my blog. I’m greatly encouraged by you. You are doing for me what Stephanas, Fortunatis, and Achaicus did for Paul. You have “Refreshed my spirit” (1 Corinthians 16:17-18). Norma-Jean and are living with our daughter Ellen, her husband Nizar Shaheen, and three of their six children still at home.  They have built an extension onto their home for us. Our children are so good to us.  I’m encouraged by Paul to ask for your prayers, as well as your ongoing support for the ministry of Crossroads (click here for information).

Yours for the comfort and consolation we have in Christ,


The early Christians escaped from the persecution of the Roman Empire in the 2nd century and upon finding the underground cities in Cappadocia, they settled there (Modern Central Turkey). The gates were made in such a way in which they couldn’t be easily observed. Because they lived in the underground cities for long durations without being able to go to the surface, they developed provisions rooms, ventilation chimneys, wine production places, churches, abbeys, water wells, toilets and meeting rooms.

28 thoughts on “Friday, March 3, 2017

  1. Holding you, your family, and Crossroads in prayer, dear David. Oh breath of the Holy Spirit, come, blow through David–strengthen comfort and renew him. In Jesus’ precious Name we pray, amen, amen, and amen. Blessings fellow saints in the Lord.

    And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive you the Holy Ghost” John 20:22 AKJV

    Bill & Gloria Gaither – Sometimes I Cry ft. Jason Crabb

  2. Hi David
    We want to thank you for your pages in my e mails.
    We think About you often and are. Thankfull for your love for our saviour Jesus Christ.
    Please pray for this country , that iT may not sink further always from God..
    This world Needs to return to biblical truth’s.
    Love Harold and Lida.

  3. So glad you are living with family. I am sure you are a blessimg to them as they are to you.
    Ì appreciate once again learning the historical context of he writing of this letter

  4. Remembering you, Norma Jean, Crossroads and family in prayer Pastor David. Agree with Beverlee Holy Spirit that you will breathe on David every day and renew him in body, mind and spirit. Shalom! Today is World Day of Prayer and the Philippines is the chosen country. Will join the other churches in the area and pray this country will be greatly encouraged! Sunny and cold here today. God bless everyone.

  5. Many thanks once again for posting this blog daily, I look forward to it each morning as it is like fresh bread from heaven! It keeps me on track with my bible reading and I really enjoy the photos that bring the bible passages to life. Thanks again for your faithfulness in serving the Lord through the years, you are a blessing to many. Thanks also for your faithful prayers for my son, I send you a message sometime ago and you said that you would place it in the wailing wall when you went to Israel. God has been faithful, my son is doing so much better and he is working in a Job that he was trained for. Many blessing to you and your precious family.

    • Thank you Lord for guiding this son into a job that he is trained for and that he is doing much better. ALL PRAISE TO THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY!

  6. Thank you so much for teaching the word of God. It gives me strength each day to go on. I have Parkinson’s and am believing for His divine healing. May God bless your family.

    • Yes, indeed, agreeing with Irene in prayer for your healing of Parkinson’s, Dawn! Breathe down on our sister-in-Christ, Holy Ghost. I am overtaken speaking in tongues so cannot type it but know it is for you!

    • would like to encourage you Dawn to contact the Parkinson Foundation and ask about programs they have for helping to deal with Parkinson’s, they have trial programs, I understand that these programs are helping people alot with Parkinson’s…Lord lead and guide this pp to complete healing, and that all the glory will be given to you Lord, we thank you and we praise you in Jesus Name AMEN

  7. Thankyou for this blog…it is a blessing. I enjoy reading about your family also.
    My husband and I have supported 100 Huntley for years, also sent our children to Circle Square and now our granddaughter attended last summer and loved it.
    God bless your daughter Ellen and her family for taking good care of you and example of obedience to the fifth commandment and the love of Jesus in their hearts.

  8. Please pray for the “Meggage of Hope” that Franklin Graham is bringing to Vancouver this weekend. There has been a lot of opposition and even the Mayor of Vancouver tried to stop it. We need a great revival in this country. Pray that many souls will come to Christ.

    • Yes indeed Gwen!

  9. Praying fervently for you David and your family, that your health my IMPROVE GREATLY.
    I am THANKFUL that Ron is doing your Daily Vlog.
    You personally have TAUGHT ME SO MUCH.
    I’m on my 3rd time through the bible with you.
    God Bless you and your beautiful family.
    Ron thank you too.

  10. Your faithfulness and consistency in all you do is much appreciated. May the Lord God continue to strengthen and refresh you daily! Praise God for this daily manna!! Blessings on you and Norma-Jean and all your family as well as all who join with you David to present this blog to us daily!!

    Thank you saints for your input …bless your day!!!

  11. It is so good to be able each day to read 100+ Words. My wife and I both follow your vlog & the blog. Our prayers are with you David & Norma-Jean. Be encourage. There are many people who follow 100Words that you never hear from and who are blessed my your ministry thru 100Words.

  12. SAH…. may God Bless you, and provide a car for you!

    Thank you Pastor David for your wonderful insight, I feel that through
    your teaching The Lord has shown me His amazing and tender Father-heart!!!!!

    • Thank you Anna! yes Lord Hear our Payers! I pray You will provide the right car for me, I thank you for all that you have done for me and for all mankind, amen

      I praise and thank God for removing smokes/alcohol 20 years ago and taking my broken leg and giving me swimming!

      Praise the Lord David Mainse that you and your precious wife are living with family! That is the way it should be, thank you Lord for this wonderful family, thank you Lord for 100 Huntley Street, millions upon millions have heard the program, lives have been changed, people have confessed their sins and asked the Lord Jesus to enter in and to live inside them forever, thank you Lord, millions more will come to the Lord amen

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