Saturday, September 30, 2017

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Today at 4:00 pm EST is the memorial celebration day for David Mainse. The service will be broadcast live on YES-TV, as well as live-streamed on the Internet. A special website has been created at, where you can find details of the viewing options, sign the guestbook, and donate to the David Mainse Memorial Fund. 

For a special 100 Huntley Street broadcast from earlier this week honouring the life of David Mainse, click HERE.

David’s words live on through his blog writings! Here is today’s…


Today’s Reading: Psalms 51-53

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


This is a fresco found in ancient Ephesus, which is in modern-day Turkey.

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


Key Verses: Psalm 51:10-12

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me with Your generous Spirit.


The third Psalm in today’s reading tells us twice that “There is none who does good, no not one” (53:1, 3). David wrote eloquent words, but Jesus put our confession much more bluntly. Jesus told the story of the man who, while standing at the back of the Temple in Jerusalem, hit himself over and over on his chest crying out, “God be merciful to me a sinner!” Jesus said that this man went home justified before God! Jesus guarantees that this prayer will change our lives (see Luke 18:9-14). To support this fact we can believe other Scriptures. In John 6:37a, Jesus gives us His Word that “The one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.” These are the Words of Jesus and when we believe these Words, we are received by God. We confess our sin and are assured by the Apostle John that “He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). Having done this, it’s of vital importance to tell a fellow believer. Here’s a toll-free number to call to talk to a caring person…Crossroads 24/7 prayer line: 1-866-273-4444.


Lord God, I am making King David’s prayer my own! I’m reading to You the words found in our key verses, Psalm 51:10-12. Amen!!!


Yes, by God’s grace I seek to live in an attitude of sorrow for sin and joy in forgiveness 24/7. One of the amazing evidences of God’s grace is found in the ministry of Crossroads Christian Communications Inc.  Over the years, more than 12 million ministry telephone calls have been answered on our Prayer Lines. Let me mention it for the second time in this blog posting…Need prayer? Call 1-866-273-4444 toll free.

Yours for learning from King David, and, most of all, from Jesus,


This Feline was kind enough to strike a pose in the smaller of the two amphitheatres in the ruins of ancient Ephesus.

16 thoughts on “Saturday, September 30, 2017

  1. Yes, Amen! What lovely tributes to David and how this blog represents the heart of David as well. Prayers for Norma Jean and all the family and those taking part in the funeral today which I will watch on tv. God bless you all including fellow bloggers.

    • Amen Ger, I also plan to watch on TV. I am shedding a few tears but at the same time I am rejoicing, David is in a much better place. Oh that many more would be touched by the service today of this wonderful and faithful servant of God. Keeping the Mainse Family in my prayers. Eleanor M

  2. My heart and prayers are with you all today Norma Jean & family, and that includes our extended family in Christ worldwide who also mourns the loss of such a wonderful man in David Mainse! Bless you Ron and Ann for continuing to post this blog, I’ve missed many mornings and always pop on and catch up when I can and there’s so much wisdom in what David has written.
    Much love to you all!

    Your sister in Christ
    Linda L. Price

  3. Praying for the Mainse family, especially today as they share with the whole world the life and legacy of our beloved Pastor David.

    May the service celebrating his life touch many lives worldwide.
    May David, in his death, continue to reach the lost as he did so diligently during his lifetime .

    Our love, prayers and gratitude to the whole Mainse family!

  4. Amen! To God be the glory! Amen! Your service on YesTV was an incredible testament to your faith, David, and all for the glory of God! Blessings fellow saints in the Lord!

  5. Thank you for inviting us via television to celebrate David’s life with all of you and those in attendance. I was deeply moved by the stories, the music and the preaching of the salvation message

  6. I plan to read this blog more often. David’s celebration of his life Service was very moving. May the Comforter be with the Mainse family in the days and weeks ahead!

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