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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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Welcome to Our Daily Devotional
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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Tuesday 12/11/18 
Church Leadership
Titus 1

 
 1Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;
 2In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;
 3But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;
 4To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.
 5For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:
 6If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.
 7For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;
 8But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;
 9Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
 10For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:
 11Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.
 12One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, the Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.
 13This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
 14Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.
 15Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
 16They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

Today's Scripture Meaning 

 
The apostle solemnly charges Timothy to be diligent, though many will not bear sound doctrine. (1-5) Enforces the charge from his own martyrdom, then at hand. (6-8) Desires him to come speedily. (9-13) He cautions, and complains of such as had deserted him; and expresses his faith as to his own preservation to the heavenly kingdom. (14-18) Friendly greetings and his usual blessing. (19-22)
People will turn away from the truth, they will grow weary of the plain gospel of Christ, they will be greedy of fables, and take pleasure in them. People do so when they will not endure that preaching which is searching, plain, and to the purpose. Those who love souls must be ever watchful, must venture and bear all the painful effects of their faithfulness, and take all opportunities of making known the pure gospel.
 Verses 1-5:
The blood of the martyrs, though not a sacrifice of atonement, yet was a sacrifice of acknowledgment to the grace of God and his truth. Death to a good man, is his release from the imprisonment of this world, and his departure to the enjoyments of another world. As a Christian, and a minister, Paul had kept the faith, kept the doctrines of the gospel. What comfort will it afford, to be able to speak in this manner toward the end of our days! The crown of believers is a crown of righteousness, purchased by the righteousness of Christ. Believers have it not at present, yet it is sure, for it is laid up for them. The believer, amidst poverty, pain, sickness, and the agonies of death, may rejoice; but if the duties of a man's place and station are neglected, his evidence of interest in Christ will be darkened, and uncertainty and distress may be expected to cloud and harass his last hours.
Verses 6-8:
The love of this world, is often the cause of turning back from the truths and ways of Jesus Christ. Paul was guided by Divine inspiration, yet he would have his books. As long as we live, we must still learn. The apostles did not neglect human means, in seeking the necessaries of life, or their own instruction. Let us thank the Divine goodness in having given us so many writings of wise and pious men in all ages; and let us seek that by reading them our profiting may appear to all.
Verses 9-13:
There is as much danger from false brethren, as from open enemies. It is dangerous having to do with those who would be enemies to such a man as Paul. The Christians at Rome were forward to meet him, (), but when there seemed to be a danger of suffering with him, then all forsook him. God might justly be angry with them, but he prays God to forgive them. The apostle was delivered out of the mouth of the lion, that is, of Nero, or some of his judges. If the Lord stands by us, he will strengthen us in difficulties and dangers, and his presence will more than supply every one's absence.
Verses 14-18:Ac 28
We need no more to make us happy, than to have the Lord Jesus Christ with our spirits; for in him all spiritual blessings are summed up. It is the best prayer we can offer for our friends, that the Lord Jesus Christ may be with their spirits, to sanctify and save them, and at last to receive them to himself. Many who believed as Paul, are now before the throne, giving glory to their Lord: may we be followers of them. 
Verses 19-22:
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 start in the book of Titus with Chapter 1 and in our text we see Paul writing to Titus on the Isle of Crete, instructing Him about Leadership in the Church with the qualifications for Church leadership and warning of false teachers. In making application we see the pattern for leadership the warning of false teachers who have other motivations than to preach the Gospel. Today, many false teachers fill our pulpits and preach for personal gain but true leadership will be in accordance to scripture and will be known buy the lifting up of Christ which will produce fruit in the lives of others. How about you? Do you see the guidelines for true Church Leadership? Let us learn from our text today and the reminder of Paul who gives us guidelines for those who are going into the Ministry and those who serve that the Bibles gives us guidelines for our Church leaders to measure themselves and for the Church to recognize false teachers in our Churches.
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Sincerely,
Dr. David Burnette
Director, The United States Bible Society, Inc.

Today's Prayer Requests
  • VERA BANKSTON-JONES | Father God, Me unknowing of the roads ahead of me PLEASE put a saving dome around me and mine! Let the earth and all within share of the dome and all the universe be safe and blessed by Your grace!.......SELAH
  • Christopher mckee | This is the first time I've ever ask for prayer request that being said bring it straight to the point I am a newly found Christian I'm recently stopped doing methamphetamine cold turkey I am without a job I'm barely have a place to live and I'm eating all the prayer and support from God and fellow Christians that I can get please pray for me
  • LB | Pray for my sister,who has been in bondage for a longntime,now she has decided to follow christ
  • Asare Philip | God use me more in the preaching your word
  • vj | plz pray for me an accidental death on the spot
  •   Please, pray for the victims of my pastors mistakes and pride, may my prayer be true in truth through JESUS CHRIST my Lord! In Jesus name Amen 
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Monday 12/10/18 
Be Instant in Season
2 Timothy 4

 
1I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
 2Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.
 3For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
 4And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
 5But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
 6For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.
 7I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
 8Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
 9Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me:
 10For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.
 11Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry.
 12And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus.
 13The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.
 14Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works:
 15Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words.
 16At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.
 17Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.
 18And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
 19Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.
 20Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick.
 21Do thy diligence to come before winter. Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren.
 22The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.

Today's Scripture Meaning 

 
The apostle solemnly charges Timothy to be diligent, though many will not bear sound doctrine. (1-5) Enforces the charge from his own martyrdom, then at hand. (6-8) Desires him to come speedily. (9-13) He cautions, and complains of such as had deserted him; and expresses his faith as to his own preservation to the heavenly kingdom. (14-18) Friendly greetings and his usual blessing. (19-22)
Verses 1-5: People will turn away from the truth, they will grow weary of the plain gospel of Christ, they will be greedy of fables, and take pleasure in them. People do so when they will not endure that preaching which is searching, plain, and to the purpose. Those who love souls must be ever watchful, must venture and bear all the painful effects of their faithfulness, and take all opportunities of making known the pure gospel.
Verses 6-8: The blood of the martyrs, though not a sacrifice of atonement, yet was a sacrifice of acknowledgment to the grace of God and his truth. Death to a good man, is his release from the imprisonment of this world, and his departure to the enjoyments of another world. As a Christian, and a minister, Paul had kept the faith, kept the doctrines of the gospel. What comfort will it afford, to be able to speak in this manner toward the end of our days! The crown of believers is a crown of righteousness, purchased by the righteousness of Christ. Believers have it not at present, yet it is sure, for it is laid up for them. The believer, amidst poverty, pain, sickness, and the agonies of death, may rejoice; but if the duties of a man's place and station are neglected, his evidence of interest in Christ will be darkened, and uncertainty and distress may be expected to cloud and harass his last hours.
Verses 9-13: The love of this world, is often the cause of turning back from the truths and ways of Jesus Christ. Paul was guided by Divine inspiration, yet he would have his books. As long as we live, we must still learn. The apostles did not neglect human means, in seeking the necessaries of life, or their own instruction. Let us thank the Divine goodness in having given us so many writings of wise and pious men in all ages; and let us seek that by reading them our profiting may appear to all.
Verses 14-18: There is as much danger from false brethren, as from open enemies. It is dangerous having to do with those who would be enemies to such a man as Paul. The Christians at Rome were forward to meet him, (Ac 28), but when there seemed to be a danger of suffering with him, then all forsook him. God might justly be angry with them, but he prays God to forgive them. The apostle was delivered out of the mouth of the lion, that is, of Nero, or some of his judges. If the Lord stands by us, he will strengthen us in difficulties and dangers, and his presence will more than supply every one's absence.
Verses 19-22: We need no more to make us happy, than to have the Lord Jesus Christ with our spirits; for in him all spiritual blessings are summed up. It is the best prayer we can offer for our friends, that the Lord Jesus Christ may be with their spirits, to sanctify and save them, and at last to receive them to himself. Many who believed as Paul, are now before the throne, giving glory to their Lord: may we be followers of them. 

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 2nd Timothy with Chapter 4 and in our text we see Paul finishing this letter to Timothy explaining for Him to always be ready to preach the Gospel for the day is coming when it will fall on deaf ears. In making application we need to be ready to share the Gospel with all we come in contact. We are living in the last days and multitudes are going astray but we have the truth that will change lives if we simple share the truth with a lost and dying world, one soul at a time. How about you? Are you instant in season? Let us learn from our text today and the reminder of Paul that in the last days many will go astray but we need to be instant in season - meaning we need to be ready to share the Gospel to all the Lord brings in our path for time is short before our Lord returns. 
Contact Me with any Questions or Comments at info@USBibleSociety.com

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

Today's Prayer Requests
  • VERA BANKSTON-JONES | Father God, Life's roads are twisted and turned, yet with You I can withstand anything!.......SELAH
  • Toni Warren | That God will.help us during very difficult times we are now facing in Jesus name!
  • Vijay Aggarwal | plz pray for me a happy and prosperous life
  • Tara | Please pray for my husband Ali's salvation and for our marriage to be restored.
  • O A | Please pray that God should help me perfect the purchase of the property I am trying to buy to accommodate myself and my family as soon as possible.
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