Tuesday, December 6, 2022


Today’s Reading: Acts 17-18

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The Parthenon in Athens is the most famous surviving building of Ancient Greece and one of the most famous buildings in the world. The Parthenon has stood atop the Acropolis of Athens for nearly 2,500 years and was built to give thanks to Athena, the city’s patron goddess, for the salvation of Athens and Greece in the Persian Wars. The building was officially called the Temple of Athena the Virgin. “Parthenon” comes from the Greek word parthenos, “virgin.”

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Key Verse: Acts 17:30-31

Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.


Our key verses are taken from Paul’s message delivered while he was standing on a rise of rock just above the marketplace of Athens. Towering above him, already 500 years old, was the Parthenon. Imagine the boldness of Paul as he proclaimed Jesus and compared Him to the altar they had erected “to the unknown god.” What an example for us! We must never allow great temples of man’s creation, ridicule or persecution to intimidate us in any way. Paul spoke fearlessly and wisely. He even quoted one of the Greek poets. It has been said that “all truth is God’s truth.” Paul knew the Scripture found in Proverbs 11:30b, “He who wins souls is wise.” God promises wisdom to us when we ask Him (James 1:5). Ask! Open our hearts and mouths to those we encounter today. “Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might” (Ephesians 6:10). Just start to witness…you’ll be amazed where God takes you!


Dear Lord, grant me the grace to practice today this very message being shared with me and my blog partners. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen!


When I have preached on the streets, I have had to fight and win over fear. It was the same when I went on TV for the first time almost 55 years ago. It’s really no different from the hesitation I feel in one-to-one ministry. I’ve had to just start speaking. Starting is the hard part. Once I’ve started, I know I have to keep going. Of course, I’ve had to be willing to fail and look like the biggest fool around. But God has never let me down! Also, God lets me know when to stop. The thoughts which I’m expressing cease to come to me. I’ve heard of the person who had nothing to say, but he had to have a place to say it! We, however, have the most important message in the whole world. A preacher was asked how he got his message across so clearly. He answered, “I tell them what I’m going to tell them. Then I tell them what I’m telling them. Then I tell them what I told them.” May I always remember that “Jesus” is my message.

Yours for communicating “Jesus” to the whole world and one-to-one at every opportunity,


4 thoughts on “Tuesday, December 6, 2022

  1. Thank You, Father, for the giants – the largest of whom is Jesus the Messiah – upon whose shoulders our faith is built. The world truly is not worthy of these ones who lived – who live! – for You.
    Bless and strengthen all Your people today, Lord, and help each one to be, as David exhorted us, bold in sharing Your grace, Your Word, Your love with others, in Jesus’s matchless name, amen

    • Amen Rob. We live in such a different time – we have God’s word explained everyday on TV, social media, and by other avenues. We are so blessed. I ask for Wisdom and a boldness to minister. I’m so thankful for this blog. I’m also really enjoying Dr David Jeremiah’s, “Why the Nativity” movie for the Christmas season. Blessings all.

    • Amen, Rob for your prayer.
      I’m so blessed to spend the winter in Florida. My cup over flows with blessings. Our park has several Christians. Big bonus!
      I don’t always reply but I am enjoying all your comments and prayers.
      May God bless you all.

  2. Amen to prayers and thoughts above. I pray for strength and wisdom to speak when the opportunities present themselves. I too often sit in silence when I should be talking salvation to others.
    So happy for you Nan, wintering in Florida. We are enjoying a balmy -32 degrees today.. it is a beautiful day tho sun glistening on the snow. I have to go out and do some farm chores but then can be cozy in my home and I thank the Lord that I am still able to do these things which helps the family
    Blessings to all the bloggers and those in need of prayer

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