Lord God, use our lives to touch the world with your love. Stir us, by your Spirit, to be neighbor to those in need, serving them with willing hearts; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Our relationships are built on solid ground and can start with a simple “Hi”… I find this statement becoming more and more true to me the older I get… It’s awesome to find individuals with the same values as yourself. Just awesome! I know that I want to treat everyone how I want to be treated… THE GOLDEN RULE ROCKS!
This week, I want to share with you a story of when Jesus sent out His disciples into the world… I shared with you this testimony in the book of Matthew last week… This week, I want to share it with you written in the book of Mark.
Sending Out the Twelve
7 And He called the twelve to Himself, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them power over unclean spirits. 8 He commanded them to take nothing for the journey except a staff—no bag, no bread, no copper in their money belts— 9 but to wear sandals, and not to put on two tunics.
10 Also He said to them, “In whatever place you enter a house, stay there till you depart from that place. 11 And whoever[a] will not receive you nor hear you, when you depart from there, shake off the dust under your feet as a testimony against them.[b] Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!”
12 So they went out and preached that people should repent. 13 And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick, and healed them.
Redemption in Christ
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, 5 having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, 6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.
7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace 8 which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, 9 having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, 10 that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both[a] which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him. 11 In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, 12 that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.
13 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who[b] is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.
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I took a Test this morning in Computer Coding…
I HAVE A SPEECH TONIGHT FOR TOASTMASTERS…
IT IS ENTITLED… “Life, Knowledge, & Insurance”
(check out what i was reading this morning before I left the house)
LET’s RETAKE THAT VIDEO INTERVIEW TOMORROW…
WE HAVE TO GO2 TOASTMASTERS…
I retook that video interview… THE FIRST TIME IT DIDN’T RECORD ME… SMH… TECHNOLOGY…
I RETOOK IT AFTER I READ THIS…
I VOLUNTEERED TO BE IN A TOASTMASTERS HUMOR SPEECH COMPETITION…