Friday, November 27, 2020

CORNERSTONE

Today’s Reading: Acts 3-4

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).

 

A panorama of Jerusalem at sunset.

 

Key Verse: Acts 4:12

Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.

 

Believe it or not, the choice is ours! Our salvation is ONLY in Jesus Christ! Do other names come to mind? They pale into insignificance in the blazing glory of “the Light of the world.” We should note how these early believers quoted from their Bible, and we should do the same with both the Hebrew and the Greek Scriptures. What we call “the New Testament” would not be written for several years. The Apostles had not yet heard of a “new” set of Bible books. They were all Jews. The councils of the Rabbis had heard from God as to what writings qualified to be in the Bible, as did the early Church leaders for the new writings of divinely inspired Scripture. We may want to look up Deuteronomy 18:15-22 to see how Peter quoted his Bible from memory (Acts 3:22-23). God willing, the next book we’ll read together will be Deuteronomy. Amen!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, there is so much in today’s reading that’s filling my mind and heart. Please cause that which You desire me to learn to be absorbed and assimilated into my life today, and may it also spill out through me to others. In Jesus’ Name, the only Name given among mankind by which we must be saved, I pray. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I pray the above prayer with great fervency. I’ve preached several messages from today’s readings over the years. I ask most sincerely for the prayers of you who read this, that I’ll receive guidance from the Holy Spirit for “100words.ca.” There are volumes that could be written. For an entire year during 2004, five days each week, Dr. Paul Maier, Professor of Ancient History at Western Michigan University, Rev. Dale Lang, Anglican Minister from Tabor, Alberta (whose son was murdered in the corridor of his high school), and I led our 100 Huntley Street TV viewers through the book of Acts, verse by verse (260 segments on the book of Acts!). We called it “HIStory” (emphasis on “HIS”). Paul gave the historical perspective, Dale gave the application to our daily lives, and I was the moderator. Here is a link to one of these segments from 2004 which ties in to today’s reading (click HERE).

Yours for an overview of the entire Bible in 730 days. Are you still with me?

David

15 thoughts on “Friday, November 27, 2020

  1. Thank You Lord, for the wisdom You have imparted upon us, today. Grateful for the link to Rev. Dale Lang. Heavenly Father, we are blessed that you hear and respond to our prayers. Our faith sets us free from earthly worries as we lift them up to you. Wishing all saints a blessed day in the Lord.

    “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.” Matthew 18:19 NIV

    Lamb of God (with lyrics)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QGNUDsQ6fI

  2. Thank You, dear Father, for Your great love and care. Thank You, Lord, for David’s prayer. And thank You, Lord, for those who came, who brought Your Word to us… Bless all Your workers today, Lord, with Your wisdom and courage and love. Keep all Your children in Your care today, we ask in Jesus’s name, amen

  3. Lord Jesus put your loving arms around those who are facing surgery; Beverlee, Alice and Marilyn, protect them and give them strength and faith in your promises that You will never leave us nor forsake us. May all surgeries be done with precision and success. In Jesus Name, Amen!

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