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Your Personal Invitation to be
Saved and go to Heaven when your life on earth is over!!!
(1) God loves You!!
Romans 5:8, But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
(2) Your Sin (or Disobedience to God) has Separated You from God!!
Romans 5:12,
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
(3) Only Jesus-Christ can Forgive Your Sins!!
Acts 4:12, Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
(4) Will You Receive Jesus-Christ as Your Lord (or Authority) & Savior (or Rescuer)??
Mark 1:15,
And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

Repent (Through Prayer) Sorrowfully tell God Your a Sinner, willing to turn from Your Sins and trust Jesus-Christ's shedding of Blood and Death on the Cross for Full Payment of Your Sins and will Follow Him.

 
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Each Day we will READ a Chapter of the Bible
Look at the MEANING of that Chapter
Then make APPLICATION of this Chapter to my life

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Saturday 8/18/18 
We Are All Guilty
John 18
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
 

1When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his disciples.
 2And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his disciples.
 3Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons.
 4Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye?
 5They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them.
 6As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.
 7Then asked he them again, Whom seek ye? And they said, Jesus of Nazareth.
 8Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he: if therefore ye seek me, let these go their way:
 9That the saying might be fulfilled, which he spake, Of them which thou gavest me have I lost none.
 10Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus.
 11Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?
 12Then the band and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus, and bound him,
 13And led him away to Annas first; for he was father in law to Caiaphas, which was the high priest that same year.
 14Now Caiaphas was he, which gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.
 15And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple: that disciple was known unto the high priest, and went in with Jesus into the palace of the high priest.
 16But Peter stood at the door without. Then went out that other disciple, which was known unto the high priest, and spake unto her that kept the door, and brought in Peter.
 17Then saith the damsel that kept the door unto Peter, Art not thou also one of this man's disciples? He saith, I am not.
 18And the servants and officers stood there, who had made a fire of coals; for it was cold: and they warmed themselves: and Peter stood with them, and warmed himself.
 19The high priest then asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine.
 20Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing.
 21Why askest thou me? ask them which heard me, what I have said unto them: behold, they know what I said.
 22And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so?
 23Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil: but if well, why smitest thou me?
 24Now Annas had sent him bound unto Caiaphas the high priest.
 25And Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. They said therefore unto him, Art not thou also one of his disciples? He denied it, and said, I am not.
 26One of the servants of the high priest, being his kinsman whose ear Peter cut off, saith, Did not I see thee in the garden with him?
 27Peter then denied again: and immediately the cock crew.
 28Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the passover.
 29Pilate then went out unto them, and said, What accusation bring ye against this man?
 30They answered and said unto him, If he were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered him up unto thee.
 31Then said Pilate unto them, Take ye him, and judge him according to your law. The Jews therefore said unto him, It is not lawful for us to put any man to death:
 32That the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spake, signifying what death he should die.
 33Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again, and called Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou the King of the Jews?
 34Jesus answered him, Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or did others tell it thee of me?
 35Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief priests have delivered thee unto me: what hast thou done?
 36Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.
 37Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.
 38Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all.
 39But ye have a custom, that I should release unto you one at the passover: will ye therefore that I release unto you the King of the Jews?
 40Then cried they all again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.

Today's Scripture Meaning 
 
Christ taken in the garden. (1-12) Christ before Annas and Caiaphas. (13-27) Christ before Pilate. (28-40)
Verses 1-12: Sin began in the garden of Eden, there the curse was pronounced, there the Redeemer was promised; and in a garden that promised Seed entered into conflict with the old serpent. Christ was buried also in a garden. Let us, when we walk in our gardens, take occasion from thence to mediate on Christ's sufferings in a garden. Our Lord Jesus, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth and asked, Whom seek ye? When the people would have forced him to a crown, he withdrew, ch. (6:15), but when they came to force him to a cross, he offered himself; for he came into this world to suffer, and went to the other world to reign. He showed plainly what he could have done; when he struck them down he could have struck them dead, but he would not do so. It must have been the effect of Divine power, that the officers and soldiers let the disciples go away quietly, after the resistance which had been offered. Christ set us an example of meekness in sufferings, and a pattern of submission to God's will in every thing that concerns us. It is but a cup, a small matter. It is a cup that is given us; sufferings are gifts. It is given us by a Father, who has a father's authority, and does us no wrong; a father's affection, and means us no hurt. From the example of our Saviour we should learn how to receive our lighter afflictions, and to ask ourselves whether we ought to oppose our Father's will, or to distrust his love. We were bound with the cords of our iniquities, with the yoke of our transgressions. Christ, being made a sin-offering for us, to free us from those bonds, himself submitted to be bound for us. To his bonds we owe our liberty; thus the Son makes us free.
Verses 13-27: Simon Peter denied his Master. The particulars have been noticed in the remarks on the other Gospels. The beginning of sin is as the letting forth of water. The sin of lying is a fruitful sin; one lie needs another to support it, and that another. If a call to expose ourselves to danger be clear, we may hope God will enable us to honour him; if it be not, we may fear that God will leave us to shame ourselves. They said nothing concerning the miracles of Jesus, by which he had done so much good, and which proved his doctrine. Thus the enemies of Christ, whilst they quarrel with his truth, wilfully shut their eyes against it. He appeals to those who heard him. The doctrine of Christ may safely appeal to all that know it, and those who judge in truth bear witness to it. Our resentment of injuries must never be passionate. He reasoned with the man that did him the injury, and so may we.
Verses 28-32: It was unjust to put one to death who had done so much good, therefore the Jews were willing to save themselves from reproach. Many fear the scandal of an ill thing, more than the sin of it. Christ had said he should be delivered to the Gentiles, and they should put him to death; hereby that saying was fulfilled. He had said that he should be crucified, lifted up. If the Jews had judged him by their law, he had been stoned; crucifying never was used among the Jews. It is determined concerning us, though not discovered to us, what death we shall die: this should free us from disquiet about that matter. Lord, what, when, and how, thou hast appointed.
Verses 33-40: Art thou the King of the Jews? that King of the Jews who has been so long expected? Messiah the Prince; art thou he? Dost thou call thyself so, and wouldest thou be thought so? Christ answered this question with another; not for evasion, but that Pilate might consider what he did. He never took upon him any earthly power, never were any traitorous principles or practices laid to him. Christ gave an account of the nature of his kingdom. Its nature is not worldly; it is a kingdom within men, set up in their hearts and consciences; its riches spiritual, its power spiritual, and it glory within. Its supports are not worldly; its weapons are spiritual; it needed not, nor used, force to maintain and advance it, nor opposed any kingdom but that of sin and Satan. Its object and design are not worldly. When Christ said, I am the Truth, he said, in effect, I am a King. He conquers by the convincing evidence of truth; he rules by the commanding power of truth. The subjects of this kingdom are those that are of the truth. Pilate put a good question, he said, What is truth? When we search the Scriptures, and attend the ministry of the word, it must be with this inquiry, What is truth? and with this prayer, Lead me in thy truth; into all truth. But many put this question, who have not patience to preserve in their search after truth; or not humility enough to receive it. By this solemn declaration of Christ's innocence, it appears, that though the Lord Jesus was treated as the worst of evil-doers, he never deserved such treatment. But it unfolds the design of his death; that he died as a Sacrifice for our sins. Pilate was willing to please all sides; and was governed more by worldly wisdom than by the rules of justice. Sin is a robber, yet is foolishly chosen by many rather than Christ, who would truly enrich us. Let us endeavour to make our accusers ashamed as Christ did; and let us beware of crucifying Christ afresh. 

Today's Scripture Application

Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we continue in the book of John with Chapter 18. In our text today we see John's account of the days before the Crucifixion with Jesus being betrayed and arrested, Annas questions Jesus, Peter denies knowing Jesus, Jesus stands trial before Pilate who hands Jesus over to be crucified. What catches my eye is how the heart of the people was exposed in the betrayal of Jesus as they let the guilty Barabbas go free to crucify the sinless lamb of God. In making application we see that we are Barabbas, guilty and worthy of punishment for our sins, but Jesus died for us, if we will place our faith in Him. How about you? Do you see yourself as Barabbas? Let us learn from our text today and the account of the Crucifixion to see that we are all guilty sinners, worthy of punishment but Jesus died in our place so we could have eternal life if we simply place our faith in Him and the finished work on Calvary.

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Sincerely,
Dr. David Burnette
Director, The United States Bible Society, Inc.

Today's Prayer Requests
 
  • TREVOR HILSENBERG | Hello my name is Trevor I am having difficult times in life since mom and dad past away but to keep this very brief I had a conservatorship who was suppose to help me in everyway but instead was a livving you know what did nothing for me tried putting me in jail several times did nothing wrong with anything I'm only just trying to get by but mom and dad past away before there time I'm left here which I'm ok with took me awile to get over dad not much for mom she had her own problems yes I have other families but not much there only me and God some friends at this point I have a new job coming very soon I've been at this last job for 10 yeras I want out cause its not really a job I just need good thoughts in my mind again and positive energy again I know I will see my mom and dad again when I leave this world someday but for now I'm here so again good thoughts and positive engery must happen in my life I at times people are out t oget me I don't know do not care for!   that just move on from there thank you
  •  Shodiya Olusina | I worked for ten years in a company, I was called to meeting to decide my faith in the company. They added more load to the work am doing by given my a position of PA with the same salary so I was given two weeks starting from 15/8/2018 to decide to work as a PA or not. I want God to direct me for I do no want to work as a PA.
  • Vijay Aggarwal | Plz pray for me a happy and prosperous life.
  • SJ | Please help my brother find a good wife according to his wishes
     
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Friday 8/17/18 
Is Prayer a Priority?
John 17
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
 
1These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:
 2As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.
 3And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
 4I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
 5And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
 6I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.
 7Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.
 8For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.
 9I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
 10And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.
 11And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
 12While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
 13And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
 14I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
 15I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
 16They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
 17Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
 18As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
 19And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
 20Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
 21That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
 22And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
 23I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
 24Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
 25O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.
 26And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.

Today's Scripture Meaning 
 
Christ's prayer for himself. (1-5) His prayer for his disciples. (6-10) His prayer. (11-26)
Verses 1-5: Our Lord prayed as a man, and as the Mediator of his people; yet he spoke with majesty and authority, as one with and equal to the Father. Eternal life could not be given to believers, unless Christ, their Surety, both glorified the Father, and was glorified of him. This is the sinner's way to eternal life, and when this knowledge shall be made perfect, holiness and happiness will be fully enjoyed. The holiness and happiness of the redeemed, are especially that glory of Christ, and of his Father, which was the joy set before him, for which he endured the cross and despised the shame; this glory was the end of the sorrow of his soul, and in obtaining it he was fully satisfied. Thus we are taught that our glorifying God is needed as an evidence of our interest in Christ, through whom eternal life is God's free gift.
Verses 6-10.: Christ prays for those that are his. Thou gavest them me, as sheep to the shepherd, to be kept; as a patient to the physician, to be cured; as children to a tutor, to be taught: thus he will deliver up his charge. It is a great satisfaction to us, in our reliance upon Christ, that he, all he is and has, and all he said and did, all he is doing and will do, are of God. Christ offered this prayer for his people alone as believers; not for the world at large. Yet no one who desires to come to the Father, and is conscious that he is unworthy to come in his own name, need be discouraged by the Saviour's declaration, for he is both able and willing to save to the uttermost, all that come unto God by him. Earnest convictions and desires, are hopeful tokens of a work already wrought in a man; they begin to evidence that he has been chosen unto salvation, through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth. They are thine; wilt thou not provide for thine own? Wilt thou not secure them? Observe the foundation on which this plea is grounded, All mine are thine, and thine are mine. This speaks the Father and Son to be one. All mine are thine. The Son owns none for his, that are not devoted to the service of the Father.
Verses 11-16: Christ does not pray that they might be rich and great in the world, but that they might be kept from sin, strengthened for their duty, and brought safe to heaven. The prosperity of the soul is the best prosperity. He pleaded with his holy Father, that he would keep them by his power and for his glory, that they might be united in affection and labours, even according to the union of the Father and the Son. He did not pray that his disciples should be removed out of the world, that they might escape the rage of men, for they had a great work to do for the glory of God, and the benefit of mankind. But he prayed that the Father would keep them from the evil, from being corrupted by the world, the remains of sin in their hearts, and from the power and craft of Satan. So that they might pass through the world as through an enemy's country, as he had done. They are not left here to pursue the same objects as the men around them, but to glorify God, and to serve their generation. The Spirit of God in true Christians is opposed to the spirit of the world.
Verses 17-19: Christ next prayed for the disciples, that they might not only be kept from evil, but made good. It is the prayer of Jesus for all that are his, that they may be made holy. Even disciples must pray for sanctifying grace. The means of giving this grace is, "through thy truth, thy word is truth." Sanctify them, set them apart for thyself and thy service. Own them in the office; let thy hand go with them. Jesus entirely devoted himself to his undertaking, and all the parts of it, especially the offering up himself without spot unto God, by the eternal Spirit. The real holiness of all true Christians is the fruit of Christ's death, by which the gift of the Holy Ghost was purchased; he gave himself for his church, to sanctify it. If our views have not this effect on us, they are not Divine truth, or we do not receive them by a living and a working faith, but as mere notions.
Verses 20-23: Our Lord especially prayed, that all believers might be as one body under one head, animated by one soul, by their union with Christ and the Father in him, through the Holy Spirit dwelling in them. The more they dispute about lesser things, the more they throw doubts upon Christianity. Let us endeavour to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, praying that all believers may be more and more united in one mind and one judgment. Thus shall we convince the world of the truth and excellence of our religion, and find more sweet communion with God and his saints.
Verses 24-26: Christ, as one with the Father, claimed on behalf of all that had been given to him, and should in due time believe on him, that they should be brought to heaven; and that there the whole company of the redeemed might behold his glory as their beloved Friend and Brother, and therein find happiness. He had declared and would further declare the name or character of God, by his doctrine and his Spirit, that, being one with him, the love of the Father to him might abide with them also. Thus, being joined to Him by one Spirit, they might be filled with all the fulness of God, and enjoy a blessedness of which we can form no right idea in our present state.

Today's Scripture Application

Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we continue in the book of John with Chapter 17. In our text today we see Jesus praying for Himself, His Disciples, and for future believers. In making application we see the importance in prayer as Jesus examples for us to pray for ourselves, pray for those close to us, and pray for the lost. Our Prayers are part of our Spiritual Armor as we fight the enemy with the Sword (His Word) and Praying with all Prayer. How about you? Do you pray? Let us learn from our text today and example of Jesus who shows us to pray, pray for ourselves, pray for those close to us, pray for the lost, and to pray with all prayer as the Lord listens and answers our prayers according to His Will for our Lives.

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Sincerely,
Dr. David Burnette
Director, The United States Bible Society, Inc.

Today's Prayer Requests
 
  • Elijah | We are so desperate. We need a very large financial blessing to pay our rent and bills. Please Please Pray for us.
  • Vijay Aggarwal | Plz pray for me a happy and prosperous life
  • VERA BANKSTON-JONES | Father God, You strengthen me and I can grow! You show me your grace!.......SELAH
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