Sunday, October 18, 2020


Today’s Reading: John 1

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Here my son Reynold is sitting at sunrise on the edge of a cliff that overlooks the Jordan Valley and Dead Sea. You can also see the mountain of Masada and the Roman seige ramp to the right. Jesus is “The Word.” Jesus is God’s primary way of communicating to us. A secondary way is in the wonder of creation.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photo, click HERE.

Key Verse: John 1:1

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.


Could we take the time now or later to read, along with John 1, Colossians 1 and the first chapter of Hebrews? This will let us know, once and for all, who Jesus of Nazareth is. If we have decided to believe those who knew Jesus best, like John, or those who were educated and elite Jewish scholars, like Paul and the writer to the Hebrews, we are NOT left with the option of believing Jesus is ONLY a prophet or ONLY a great teacher. He is all of these and MUCH MORE. Intellectual honesty demands that we confess that God communicated His message to the human race in one “Word,” Who “dwelt among us,” One who showed His glory to many of His contemporaries, “The glory as of the only begotten [not created] of the Father.” We’ve just completed reading Leviticus, Moses’ revelation of God, and now it would be helpful to read again John 1:17-18. The transition from Moses to Jesus is clear. This was so evident in the first century that thousands of Jews believed it, including many of the Jewish priests who were truly open to the “Word” of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.


Lord Jesus, You are, in Your Person, the fullness of the communication of the Great “I Am” to the human family. Bless me, Lord, I pray, to be able to communicate to others the fact that You, Jesus, are 100% God, as well as 100% Human. Amen!


My eldest son, David Reynold Mainse, as just a boy, said to me one night as we gazed at the stars, “God did that.” We marvelled at His creation. I can’t remember my exact response, but I know that I tried to never miss an opportunity to point out that this great Creator was born in Bethlehem as One of us. The Angels in the night sky sang to the shepherds of God’s Glory and instructed them to find this Child. The shepherds did so and worshipped Him. Just now, I’m overwhelmed with the need to worship Him. Norma-Jean would always sing to our grandchildren (and now great-grandchildren) at bedtime, “All hail King Jesus, all hail Emmanuel, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, bright Morning Star.” This has always been her “tucking in ritual.” In case you don’t know this song of worship, I’ll ask our son, Ronald Wesley Mainse, to try to find it on the Internet so you can join in the rapture of worshipping Jesus, King of the universe. [Found it…here]

Yours to help us to be among those who receive Him and thus have the right to become children of God through believing in His Name (John 1:12),


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20 thoughts on “Sunday, October 18, 2020

  1. Such peace in the Word of the new testament readings, this morning. Feeling the same sense of calm as Reynold’s photo expresses, through the pamper of the wind blowing through the trees. There is nothing more joyful than the sights and sounds of nature created by God’s hand upon us. Ever grateful for feeling His flowing Presence of love. Be still, for it is well. As all the angels of God do, we worship You, oh Lord. We worship You. Wishing fellow saints a blessed day in the Spirit of our Living God. His love peace and joy be upon you. Amen.

    Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God. Psalm 42:11 ESV

    Vinesong – All Will Be Well (Lyric Video)

  2. What an overwhelming privilege to have been a ‘lost sheep’ and to have been FOUND by Him who is both The Great Shepherd, AND the Lamb of God at one and the same time !
    As he called those first Disciples, so He has called us and named and commissioned us to ‘prepare’ His way into the hearts of every man, woman and child. To God be the Glory !

  3. Maybe it is due to the yomes we are in but all the books of the bible speak do loudly. Of the I Am. The word became flesh and dwelt among us and KNOE GE DWELLS IN us. Praise God.

  4. Thank You, Lord God. Please fill all Your people with Your Spirit of praise today, Father, and bless all Your servants, in Jesus’s great name, amen

  5. Thank you in memory of David, I am so grateful to receive this daily bible study. It is such a great start to my day and my faith has increased and I feel so blessed.

  6. As Jesus called His disciples, saying “come follow Me” He calls us “come follow Me” What a great invitation!! Thank You Jesus!!!

    Enjoy this day in the Lord saints of God

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