Saturday, August 8, 2020

HE IS RISEN!

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 This tomb was originally made for a shorter man, perhaps Joseph of Arimathea, but as you can see on the right, the end was dug out to fit a taller man’s body.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

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

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!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

(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. 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). The new leadership at Crossroads has been 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!”

David

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23 thoughts on “Saturday, August 8, 2020

  1. He is risen! He is risen, indeed! Thank You Jesus for setting us free. We exalt You on high. You are the alpha and the omega, the rock and our salvation. You are the everlasting hope in our world. We love You Lord, and we give You all the thanks and praise. Wishing all saints a blessed day. His blessings be upon you.

    “For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.” Hebrews 6:10, KJV:

    Thank You Jesus Lyric Video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHaQDS1_uvA

  2. Thank You Jesus – You set me free! Lovely music video – very active people! (no one wearing masks)! Have a great day all.

      • I was joking. Sorry Beverley. A hard time for me just now. My only sibling in nursing home doesn’t know my name now. I’m only allowed 30 minutes once a week to see her & she has gone down so much. Staff tell me most have deteriorated. It’s 6 months of very little contact now. She knows the Lord. Hallelujah.

        • Sorry Doreen. I am not good at getting jokes; best to put a happy face beside a joke in future. My heart goes out to you re: your sister. I experienced that with my mom at the end. Thankfully, the very last visit, she knew who I was. I suspect your sister will be the same. Deep in her heart, she knows you and you have to hold onto that. Praise God she knows the Lord and you will be reassured she will be safe in the arms of Jesus whenever He decides to call her home. Hang in there and may you find comfort in Jesus.

  3. Amen and amen, thank you Father God for sending Jesus to die on that cruel cross, to take our sins upon Himself. Oh how I love you, Father, Son and Holy Spiirit.
    Blessings to all, Eleanor M.

  4. The Holy Spirit is proof that He is risen,just as He said.Yall be blessed
    Note:
    After attending a gospel show I had a sleepless night.A
    melody started in my head,over and over, followed by
    the first line of the chorus,then I had to get up (at 328
    AM,finished at 4:16 AM.June 6/2011),wait for my old PC
    to boot up and this is the result.I corrected two typos but
    this is as it was written in not more than 20 min,like taking
    dictation (which became the norm).

    Salvation

    Sweet Jesus I owe everything to you and to you alone,
    You have shown me my home,you are my anchorstone,
    You have saved me always when stormy winds have blown,
    You have always been my rock,the truest friend I’ve known,
    So why do you think me worthy as a seed you have sown
    What can I ever do to earn all the love you’ve shown .

    Ch:
    Let me know sweet Jesus, let me know beyond my days
    Let me know my savour,when I bow down to you in praise,
    When my time here is drawing short and coming to a close,
    As they carry me away after leading the life I chose,
    I pray that I will leave not sorrow for those that I love,
    But instead to know the joy that waits for us above.

    I am not a wealthy man but I am very rich by far,
    When I walk my journey you’re my guiding star
    And you know that I am honest in all the things I do,
    I have never born false witness,I only say what’s true,
    You have strengthened my soul before I even knew
    Of life’s losses with your love to see me through.

    You have always had your hand placed within my soul,
    You have shown me your light that has made me whole,
    I have never known this love that comes from your grace,
    Nor have I known compassion that shines from your face,
    For I am still a sinner and you are the Son of God
    I can only meet you at the end of the road I trod.
    G W(Bill) Marshall (No copyright intended)

  5. He is Risen Indeed! Good poem William. Thank you for that meaningful scripture and song Beverlee. God bless you all on this beautiful summer day!

  6. Father God, You came for us. Thank You for that. Sometimes we feel like those timid disciples locked up in a room. But You came! Right through the wall You came! You, dear Jesus, defeated even death. You changed Peter and Paul by the power of Your Holy Spirit. Fill all Your people, Lord, with that same Spirit, Your own Self. Transform us all into people who stand up for You and do the things that please You. In Jesus’s great name, amen

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