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Encouraging disciples!

Scripture reading for May 23rd:  Acts 14, Psalm 103, Proverbs 10

Key Scriptures: Acts 14:21-23 “When they had preached the gospel to that city and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch, strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.  And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed.” 

Paul had been stoned at Lystra and left for dead.  The believers gathered around Paul and he arose and went into the city.  The next day they traveled to Derbe and  preached the Gospel there with many responding for salvation.  Paul encouraged the disciples that persecution and tribulation were part of the life of a committed disciple.  Through prayer and fasting, elders were appointed to continue the pastoral work of building faith through God’s Word.

Faith Confession:  Lord, thank You for those You send out to make disciples and encourage them.  Thank You for allowing me to be one who encourages  Your people.  Help me to pray and fast for the continuation of Your work.

Proverbs 10:11  “The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.”  

 

 

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The Fountain of Life!

Scripture reading for April 15th:  John 7, Psalm 75, Proverbs 13
Key Scriptures: John 7:37-39 “On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.  Whoever believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water'”  Now this He said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.”

Jesus attended the Feast of Tabernacles where on the last day the tradition was to get two jars of water from the pool of Siloam and pour them out before the Lord as a remembrance of God supplying water from the rock during the Israelites’ wilderness experience.  Jesus called Israel to look to Him and believe in Him to quench their spiritual thirst.  He promised ‘rivers of living water’ as those who believed in Him were filled with the Holy Spirit.

Faith Confession:  I believe in Jesus and receive the Holy Spirit.  The infilling of the Spirit satisfies my thirst and empowers me to proclaim the good news of Jesus, Son of God and Savior.

Proverbs 13:14  “The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death.”  vs. 25 “The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite, but the belly of the wicked suffers want.”

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