Wednesday, August 8, 2018


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 This tomb was originally made for a shorter man, perhaps Joseph of Arimathea, but as you can see on the right, the end was dug out to fit a taller man’s body.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!


(NOTE: This blog was written by David Mainse on August 8th, 2016)

On the 13th & 14th of this month, 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!

7 thoughts on “Wednesday, August 8, 2018

  1. Praise GOD! …and this ministry is still going strong.
    Happy early Birthday in Heaven David! And to Norma Jean… a big early Happy Birthday too! ❤️????????
    I’m very grateful for the blogs every morning, or should I say “fresh bread”! Prayers going out for the Huntley Street, Crossroads Team & Mainse family as you continue to reach the lost for JESUS.

  2. Linda says it far better than I could say it so I’ll agree with her.
    This first poem is the one I was looking for yesterday.I spent over 4 hr yesterday in the blog because of technical problems I thought were in my ‘puter.Everything is normal now.God bless

    Oh Lord

    Send me,oh Lord,where danger is rife,
    Send me,my Master,that I might serve,
    Send me,my Friend,I give you my life,
    Send me,my Christ,but give me nerve.

    Let me,oh Lord,show Satan’s black eyes,
    That a common man can give his all
    And one so lowly suffers and dies,
    Before you return to watch him fall.

    Use me,oh Lord,I am worthy as dirt,
    Make me,my King,a nameless soul,
    That I might,Your Holy Name assert;
    Let me,Oh Jesus,fulfill Your goal.
    G W Marshall / May 24, 2013

    Let Me

    Let me please you,oh Lord,
    Let me leave a kiss upon your hand,
    That you may wield a mighty sword
    To cleanse the evil from this land.

    Let me serve you too my God,
    Let me sacrifice my life for You,
    So that You can point Your holy rod
    To show what a sinner will do.

    I am nothing to call a treasure,
    But my life I freely now will give,
    That you might at your leisure
    Return to show us how to live.
    G W (Bill) Marshall / 19 July, 2013


    Let us praise Him in our day,
    Let us praise Him in our sleep,
    Let unceasing praise convey
    The harvest our praises reap.

    Unending love is always ours,
    So unending praise is owed,
    Then His word of truth empowers
    From the Spirit He bestowed.

    Let only truth bespeak His praise,
    Let not hope flee from sight,
    Thus,let us dance and voices raise,
    To soak in His eternal Light.
    G W(Bill) Marshall / 24 Feb, 2014

  3. Unending Love

    Happy birth day,Norma Jean,
    I’m writing to you from above
    To tell you what I have seen
    And of my unending love.

    But how can mere words convey
    What beauty on earth can’t compare,
    So it is on your birthday,
    Unending love I’ll share.

    Remember the words spoken,
    That I will love you forever
    And that promise e’er unbroken
    Which death could never sever.

    So,my love,with faith endure,
    And allow Him to soothe your heart,
    Then in time you can be sure,
    We never again will part.

    Be e’er happy while you wait,
    Continue His great love to share,
    And ’til you come through that gate,
    Pass your love to me in prayer.

    God bless

  4. Some beautiful things there, William. Thank you, and may God bless and keep and strengthen all His church today, and be glorified in and through all His people. In Jesus’s always-great name, amen

  5. Yes, He is risen indeed! What an experience at the tomb that day! Send us forth Lord to the lost. Great poetry there Marshall! God bless you saints! I am having to sign name and e-mail address as well.

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