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Post  Admin on Tue 11 Oct 2016, 8:02 pm

Today's Daily Encounter

Trust  

"Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who
cannot save. When their spirit departs, they return to
the ground; on that very day their plans come to
nothing."1

"In her autobiography Climbing Free, rock climber Lynn
Hill shares the peril she faced in May 1989 while
scaling a cliff face in France. As Hill reached the top
of a 72-foot ledge, she leaned back into her harness to
take a rest. Somehow, her rope wasn't fully connected
to her harness. When she leaned her weight on it, she
fell backward into space. You can imagine how
terrifying this was--falling through the air with
nothing to catch her. Amazingly, she survived the fall.


"As an expert in her field, Hill relied fully on her
equipment. She had every expectation that her harness
would support her full weight. Her experience
illustrates the dangers of putting your faith in
something that may fail."2

Many of us have learned the folly of putting our trust
in others who let us down, or in accountants who
adjusted their books to make their company look good on
the stock market, or in the stock market itself--or in
a broker who stole his clients' entire retirement funds
(of whom I am one of the victims). 

Living in this world we are going to be let down at
times. We can't always avoid it. But the most important
thing in life is that we don't put our trust in a false
god or a false religion and discover too late that when
we come to the end of life's journey, we had not put
our trust in the Living God and His only way of
salvation. We can trust in man-made religions, our own
interpretation of the way to heaven, or we can trust in
Jesus who said, "I am the way and the truth and the
life. No one comes to the Father [God] except through
me."3 And again, "Nor is there salvation in any other,
for there is no other name under heaven [than that of
Jesus] given among men by which we must be saved."4 

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, thank You for the name of
Jesus--the one through whom You have provided mankind's
only way of salvation. And thank You that I can trust
fully in Your Word knowing that You will never let me
down. Gratefully, in Jesus's name, amen."

Note: See God’s way of salvation at:
http://tinyurl.com/real-christian.

1. Psalm 146:3-4 (NIV).
2. James B. Meigs, "Extreme Living," O, The Oprah
Magazine, July 2002, pp. 35-37.
3. John 14:6 (NIV).
4. Acts 4:12 (NKJV).

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Dis-Appointments  

"And we know that in all things God works for the good
of those who love Him, who have been called according
to His purpose."1

In his book, Empires of the Mind, Dennis Waitley shared
how "in the 1920s, when Ernest Hemingway was working
hard to perfect his craft, he lost a suitcase
containing all his manuscripts--many stories he'd
laboriously polished to jewel-like perfection--which
he'd been planning to publish in a book. The devastated
Hemingway couldn't conceive of redoing his work. He
could think only of the months he'd devoted to his
arduous writing--and for nothing, he was now convinced.


"But when he lamented his loss to the poet Ezra Pound,
Pound called it a stroke of luck. Pound assured
Hemingway that when he rewrote the stories, he would
forget the weak parts; only the best material would
reappear. Instead of framing the event in
disappointment, Pound cast it in the light of
opportunity. Hemingway did rewrite the stories--and the
rest, as they say, is history. He became one of the
major figures in American literature."2

For those who daily commit and trust their life to
Christ, our disappointments, as another has said, turn
out to be God's appointments in that he wants to use
every adverse circumstance to help us grow and become
more mature and better persons. 

Speaking personally, in much younger days it was when I
was lying on my back on a hospital bed following an
accident on a construction site that I "heard" the
still small voice of God calling me to the work I am
still doing today. Years later, it was a family crisis
that led me to leave my homeland of Australia--a
situation that God has used to more than double my
ministry. Like many of our readers, I could name many
more disappointments to show how they were blessings in
disguise and how God has used them to bless me more
than I could have ever imagined. 

He wants to do the same for you too. He will as you
commit and trust your life and way to God every day for
the rest of your life. 

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, I commit and trust my life
and way to You and ask that You will use every
disappointment in my life as Your appointment. Turn
each negative experience into a blessing, and use each
one to make something beautiful out of my life. Thank
You for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in
Jesus's name, amen."

1. Romans 8:28 (NIV).
2. Dennis Waitley, Empires of the Mind (New York:
William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1995), p. 122.

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Taking a Stand--Making a Difference  

"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of
God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice,
holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable
service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be
transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may
prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will
of God."1

An English bishop once said, "Everywhere the Apostle
Paul went there was either a revival or a revolution.
Everywhere I go they serve tea." 

As you can well imagine, when I write on such topics as
homosexuality and abortion, and seek to present a
biblical view, I don't get served tea. In fact, I get
both bouquets and bricks. The bouquets are very nice
and are appreciated. The bricks are usually well aimed
and could hurt deeply if I took them personally, which
I don't. I also usually lose a number of subscribers at
these times. 

The reality is if as a preacher, teacher, or
communicator I speak or write to please everybody, I
will end up pleasing nobody and my life will never
amount to anything worthwhile, and I certainly won't
please God. 

If we want to make an impact on our society, Christians
need to take a loving but firm stand against
pornography, illicit sexuality, abortion for any reason
(not including if the mother's life is in serious
danger), homosexuality, alcoholism, etc., and all the
things God opposes, for they are ultimately
self-destructive. And let us not purchase the products
of companies we may know who support organizations or
groups who promote the things God hates. 

By way of interest, if we don't hate unrighteousness,
we don't love righteousness. If we are to be true
followers of Jesus, we need to hate the things God
hates and love the things He loves. While He loves all
sinners, He hates all sin. Furthermore, as Christians
we are called to impact and change our culture and not
allow the culture to impact and change us. 

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please give me the desire
to know Your Word, the wisdom to understand Your ways,
and the courage to stand up for what You say, and not
be conformed by today's culture with its
ever-increasing non-biblical, politically correct world
view. Grant that my life will make a difference--no
matter how small--so that I will not have lived in
vain. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer.
Gratefully, in Jesus's name, amen."

1. Romans 12:1-2 (NKJV).

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Hot Potato Two: Alcoholism, Etc.  

"Do not be deceived: God is not mocked. A man reaps
what he sows."1

It is a fact of life that our lifestyle affects our
life and that of our families. 

Alcoholism, for example, affects millions of families
and individuals. It tears families apart and is
terribly damaging to children in their developmental
years when they have a parent or parents who are
alcoholics. It causes innumerable crimes including
rape, physical and sexual abuse, murder, robbery and
maimed lives and slaughter on our highways. 

According to an article in Moody Monthly, homosexuals
account for half the nation's cases of syphilis, even
though they represent only a small percent of the
population. The reason? Promiscuity. Homosexuals are
also the principal victims of AIDS and other infectious
diseases, and are fifteen times more likely to commit a
murder. And according to the EP News Service, the U.S.
government spends more on AIDS research than it does on
heart diseases. This is in spite of the fact that
cardiac disorders claim forty times more deaths than
AIDS. 

And Pulpit Helps reports that 30 percent of all cancer
deaths are related to smoking. There is also a 70
percent greater risk of heart disease among smokers
than among nonsmokers. 

God has a sound reason for all of His laws--including
the ones that apply to the sins of the spirit such as
emotional dishonesty, jealousy, envy, malice, hatred,
resentment, greed, lust, an unforgiving spirit, and so
on. All of these are damaging to the body as well as to
the spirit just as much as cigarette smoking, and
perhaps even more damaging. It's good to keep this in
mind when we judge other sinners. Whatever it is that
we sow, that's what we reap. That's the law of the
harvest. And God never goes against His own laws. 

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, help me to realize that
all Your laws are for my protection and that of my
loved ones. And please help me to abide by them so that
I can lead a healthier, happier life and be a good
example for my children and my children's children.
Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer.
Gratefully, in Jesus's name, amen."

1. Galatians 6:7 (NIV).

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Hot Potato One: Homosexuality  

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is
eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."1

About two decades ago a teenager asked me the question:
"Do you think homosexuality should be legalized?" 

Regardless of what I thought at the time, much of our
culture has come a long way since then in accepting
homosexuality as "an alternate lifestyle." 

True, everybody has a right to decide for themselves
whether or not homosexuality should be legalized or
accepted as an alternate lifestyle. What I did in this
instance was share what I believed God's Word had to
say about the subject. "According to God's Word," I
answered, “homosexuality is an unnatural condition2 It
is listed with various other sins which are all
destructive to human personality, and as such are
opposed by God." 

The Bible also says that God will forgive all who
confess their sins, but indicates that those who
willfully practice sexual immorality, idolatry,
adultery, male prostitution, homosexuality, stealing,
greed, drunkenness, slandering, and swindling will not
inherit the kingdom of God.3 

If God is opposed to these damaging behaviors, can we
justly justify or legalize any one of them? The reason
God is opposed to these actions (and all other sins) is
because they are harmful to those whom He loves--us.
Furthermore, it has never been proven that
homosexuality is in one's genes any more than
pedophilia is. And if they are, perhaps sin, too, is in
our genes because we are born with a sin nature. But
would that justify sinful acts? In fact, there are
usually deep psychological causes behind many of these
external "acts of sin." The causes often have their
roots in the past and need to be confronted if a person
is to find wholeness, healing and recovery--emotional
and spiritual.

If we justify and legalize any act of sin, we harm the
person involved much more than we ever help him. It
gives him/her an excuse not to confront and resolve
his/her problem. 

As Christians we are to accept and love the sinner and
not judge or condemn him (because we are all sinners
and are probably all guilty of at least greed, gossip,
or slandering which are listed in God’s Word along with
the sin of homosexuality). This doesn't mean that we
accept, excuse, or approve anyone's sinful behavior
(including our own). Very often it is a failure in love
in early childhood that "drives" people into some acts
of sin. Only love, Christ's unconditional love through
us, will ever draw these people out again. 

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please help me to always
accept what You say and not yield to the pressure of
so-called political correctness. Help me to take the
beam out of my own eye before trying to take the
splinter out of anyone else's eye. And like You, while
I oppose all sin, please help me to love the sinner
unconditionally and thereby help draw him/her to You
for Your healing grace, forgiveness, and victory over
his/her sinful behavior. Thank You for hearing and
answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus's name,
amen."

1. Romans 6:23 (NIV).
2. Romans 1:27
3. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

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Seek Wise Counsel  

"Listen to wise advice; follow it closely, for it will
do you good, and you can pass it on to others: Trust in
the Lord."1

"My wife is leaving me," one man said to me, "what can
I do?" My gut response (which I kept to myself) was,
"Why didn't you come to me at least five years sooner?"

I tried to assure this man that if he and his wife both
genuinely wanted to save their marriage, there were no
guarantees, but with wise counsel, deep honesty,
courage, hard work and God's help, they undoubtedly
could. Both, however, need to be totally committed to
saving their marriage, confront their own personal
issues and stop playing the blame game, for in every
conflict there are always two contributing to it in one
way or another. 

One way to keep a marriage healthy is to see and treat
problem symptoms when they first appear. If these
symptoms are the fruit of a deeper root, which they
often are, they won't go away of themselves. The longer
we leave symptoms untreated the deeper their roots go
and the stronger they become. 

If there are things in your marriage or in other areas
of your life that bother you, it is wise to seek
competent guidance from a qualified counselor right
away. Don't put it off any longer. Make that
appointment you know you need to make--today. 

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, help me to recognize any
negative symptoms in my life which, if left unattended
and ignored, in time could harm or even destroy my
closest relationships--including my relationship to
You. And as I diligently seek the help I need, please
lead me to the best help to meet my need. Thank You for
hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus's
name, amen."

1. Proverbs 22:17-19 (TLB/NLT).

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The Gift of Encouragement  

"Therefore encourage one another and build each other
up, just as in fact you are doing."1

Michael Josephson of Character Counts says that "Mark
Gibson, a former gymnastics coach, tells a wonderful
story about a 15-year-old girl I'll call Cindy. When
Mark coached at a gym where several world-class
gymnasts worked out, he said Cindy was the most
important person in the gym. Cindy wasn't the best
athlete--not even close. But when she was in the gym,
everyone whined and complained less, worked harder and
achieved more. She brought out the best in everyone.
You see, Cindy was blind. 

"When it was her turn to do the vault, her mother would
run alongside her, saying, 'We're getting close, we're
closer,' and when her mom said, 'Vault!' Cindy, with
complete trust in her mother and herself, would jump.
It was awesome. 

"Neither Cindy nor her mother allowed her sightlessness
to confine her, so they soared like eagles for all to
see. Cindy led in the most powerful way possible, not
by fancy rhetoric but by example. All who watched her
strive to be the best she could be realized how much
more there is within themselves."2

Cindy's mother was a great encourager to her daughter.
As Christians, that's what you and I need to do for
others. 

The word "encourage" comes from "en," meaning "in," and
"courage" meaning to "fortify one's inner strength in
fearful situations." In other words, an encourager is
one who puts courage into another or who puts inner
strength into others when they are afraid or needing a
helping hand. 

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, thank You for all the
people in my life who have encouraged me along the
way--who have helped spur me on when I was feeling
insecure, fearful, and afraid of failure. They were 'as
Jesus' to me. Help me to be sensitive to the needs of
fellow strugglers and be 'as Jesus' to them, and be a
true encourager in their time of need. Gratefully, in
Jesus's name, amen."

1. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NIV).
2. Michael Josephson of Character Counts
www.charactercounts.org 

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Moonlight Sonata  

"Where is God my Maker, who gives songs in the night?"1

Ludwig van Beethoven, one of the world's greatest
musicians, was born into a musical family in Germany.
As a child he spent many lonely hours practicing his
music every day. 

By the age of eleven he was already composing his own
music and conducting an orchestra. In his late teens he
went to Vienna for further study. There he reached
fame, though not fortune. 

I have read how, one evening, as he was out walking he
passed a cobbler's house where he heard someone inside
practicing one of his compositions. As he stopped to
listen he overheard a girl say that she wished she
could hear a real musician play it properly. 

Beethoven went into the house and, noticing that the
young lady at the piano was blind, offered to play the
piece for her. He did so for her for more than an hour,
and while he did, darkness fell and the lone candle in
the room had gone out. 

Outside in the night sky the moon shone brightly and
sent its radiant beams glistening into the room where
Beethoven sat playing beautiful music. He was so
inspired by the appreciation of his music by the young
lady and the beauty of the atmosphere in the room that
he composed his famous "Moonlight Sonata." 

Do you ever feel that your dreams have been shattered
and you feel all alone in the darkness of despair. I
certainly have. However, when our life is truly
committed to Christ, it's in these "dark nights of the
soul" when God is working in us to give us more
understanding of life and compassion for others--and in
time will bring back the music into our life. 

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, in my 'dark nights of the
soul'--even though I feel that You are far away--help
me to see with my heart and know that You are at my
side, and that You will never leave me nor forsake me.
And help me to 'see' that You are using my
circumstances to help me become a better, healthier,
and more loving, whole person. Thank You for hearing
and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus's name,
amen."

1. Job 35:10 (NIV).

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In Sorrow's Hour  

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus
Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all
comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that
we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we
ourselves have received from God."1

A Daily Encounter reader writes: "We just found out
that my mother has lung cancer that has spread to her
liver. I know the Lord holds us in his arms, but how do
we find the strength and courage to handle what we know
is coming? I know Mom needs a rest from her pain, and
that the chemo will make her sick, but I'm not ready to
let her go. How do I stop being so selfish? It's very
hard to 'Let go and let God.'" 

I don't think it's selfish to feel the way you do. In
fact, I'd say it's normal. It's always difficult when
loved ones suffer and when there is a possibility of
losing them, and even harder when we do lose them. 

Unfortunately, loss is a part of life and all of us
will experience it at some time, and it's never easy. 

I don't think there are any easy answers except to
daily commit and trust your life and that of your loved
one to the Lord. Tell God exactly how you feel (He
knows it anyhow), and tell Him you choose to trust Him
even if you feel you can't. Do this every day or even
more if necessary. In time your feelings will catch up
with your choice to trust God. It is also very
important not to bottle up your feelings of grief.
Tears are a gift from God to help drain the pain of
sorrow and loss. Pray that God will give you a friend
with whom you can cry without being criticized or told
you shouldn’t feel that way. Remember that when Jesus
was sad, He wept! We need to do the same.

I'm reminded of a song that Danny Gaither sang so
marvelously before he died of cancer. The words of the
chorus went like this:

       Through it all,
       Through it all,
       I've learned to trust in Jesus,
       I've learned to trust in God.
       Through it all,
       Through it all,
       I've learned to depend upon His Word. 

It's only through the rough times that we truly learn
to trust God. And in the end for all who trust God and
have committed their lives to Him, we will meet again
where there will be no more sickness, sadness, sorrow
or dying, and where God Himself will wipe away every
tear. What a glorious day that will be. In the meantime
we also need understanding and caring friends on whom
we can lean--and also to be such a friend to others in
need. 

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, in all of life's
circumstances I choose to trust in You no matter how I
feel. Please help my feelings to catch up with my
choice to trust You, and even if my feelings don't
catch up quickly, I choose to trust You regardless. So
help me God. Thank You for hearing and answering my
prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus's name, amen."

1. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NIV). 

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Anger Pegs  

"Don't sin by letting anger gain control over you.
Don't let the sun go down while you are still angry."1

One night when I was watching the news on TV, I
couldn't help but notice that one group who were
demonstrating against war became very violent. Violent
peace--an oxymoron if ever there was one! 

Now, I'm not against peaceful demonstrations, but when
people get violent, it seems to me that they are very
angry and are looking for a peg on which to hang their
anger. That is, they want to blame someone or anything
outside of themselves for their own personal problems. 

Unfortunately, this happens far too often in
relationships. Angry people breed anger and until they
"own" their anger (admit that they have an anger
problem), they will continue to look for pegs on which
to hang their anger and blame others for their anger
and rage. What happens doesn't make them angry--it just
triggers it. To blame others or external circumstances
for one's anger is a handy excuse to hang on to if we
don't want to grow up and accept personal
responsibility for our problems.

I'm not saying we shouldn't get angry at wrongdoing and
evil. We should. But when we overreact and become
violent or rage-full, that is entirely our problem. The
purpose of anger is to bring about creative change--not
to lash out at others and blame them for our rage. 

So … if you are angered too easily, too often, too
much, and react out of proportion to what has happened,
and you want to bring about change, may I kindly
suggest that you start the change in yourself, admit
your problem, and seek help to resolve it. 

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please help me to see
through my blind spots and acknowledge all of my
problems and character issues. Help me to accept
personal responsibility for resolving them, and lead me
to the help I need to do so. Thank You for hearing and
answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus's name,
amen."

For further help read “Taming Your Anger" at:
http://tinyurl.com/tame-anger.

1. Ephesians 4:26 (NLT).

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Unanimous Anonymous  

"Instead, we will lovingly follow the truth at all
times--speaking truly, dealing truly, living truly--and
so become more and more in every way like Christ."1

I heard what I thought was a very funny ad on the
radio. The announcer was discussing something with a
make-believe Unanimous Anonymous support group. Like
many a funny ad, I enjoyed the ad so much I don't have
the vaguest idea what product and/or brand name they
were selling.

However, this ad reminded me of people who always agree
with everything you say--whether they mean it or not.
They can drive you nuts. I'm talking about people
pleasers who always want to please you. They will give
you the answer they think you want. They fall over
backwards to help you even when you don't want their
help. Or give you things you don't even want. I'm sure
you've met one or two of these people. Sometimes they
are referred to as "yes" men. You have no way of
knowing what their motive is or what their real
intentions are.

Actually these people are untrue to their own selves
because they are very insecure and have an over-zealous
need to please just about everybody in a vain attempt
to get approval, which they substitute for love. In
other words, they don't have a healthy sense of
self-love and acceptance. 

The reality is that until we can love and accept
ourselves in a healthy way, we cannot fully love and
accept anyone else because we can't give what we don't
have. 

The way we grow in self-love starts by getting real;
that is, by being honest with ourselves and admitting
that we feel insecure and don't have a healthy sense of
self-love and acceptance. Once I admit that I feel
insecure, I can stop trying to prove to myself that I'm
okay and get off the endless merry-go-round of trying
to please everyone. This can be incredibly liberating.
Furthermore, it's the only way I can do anything about
my problem. 

Then I need to admit how I really feel to at least one
or two trusted, non-judgmental and supportive friends
who won't judge me or tell me I shouldn't feel the way
I do. (I feel the way I do because of who I am which
has nothing to do with whether I should or shouldn't
feel the way I feel.) When I am courageously open and
honest about myself with these trusted friends, and
they love and accept me exactly as I am, little by
little in time I learn to love and accept myself in a
healthy way. 

It also helps to realize that God loves and accepts us
exactly as we are. But He also loves us too much to
leave us as we are. He wants us to grow and become
whole so His love can flow freely through us to others.
However, until we love and accept ourselves, God's love
is blocked or hindered from flowing freely through us. 

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please help me to be real
and help me to find a loving, accepting, non-judgmental
friend or two with whom I feel safe to share my real
self. Through their love, and knowing that You love and
accept me as I am, please help me to love and accept
myself in a healthy manner so Your love can flow
through me to others without being blocked or hindered.
Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer.
Gratefully, in Jesus's name, amen."

1. Ephesians 4:15 (TLB/NLT).

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Use It or Lose It  


"'So I was afraid and went out and hid your talent in
the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.' His
master replied, …'Take the talent from him and give it
to the one who has the ten talents. For everyone who
has will be given more, and he will have an abundance.
Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken
from him.'"1


"Unamuno, the Spanish philosopher, tells about the
Roman aqueduct at Segovia, in his native Spain. It was
built in AD109. For eighteen hundred years, it carried
cool water from the mountains to the hot and thirsty
city. Nearly sixty generations of men drank from its
flow. 


"Then came another generation, a recent one, who said,
'This aqueduct is so great a marvel that it ought to be
preserved for our children, as a museum piece. We shall
relieve it of its centuries-long labor.' They did; they
laid modern iron pipes. They gave the ancient bricks
and mortar a reverent rest. And the aqueduct began to
fall apart. The sun beating on the dry mortar caused it
to crumble. The bricks and stone sagged and threatened
to fall. What ages of service could not destroy
idleness disintegrated."2


God has given everyone at least one talent. While some
people may have ten talents and others only one, we are
all responsible for what we do with what we have been
given. The important thing is to develop whatever
talent/s we have and to use them wisely, and to invest
them in things of eternal value, for we will reap what
we sow. 


Suggested prayer: "Dear God, thank You for the talent/s
You have given to me. Please help me to know what my
best talent/s is/are, to get the training I need to
develop it/them, and find a place where I can use
it/them to the best of my ability in the work of Your
Kingdom here on earth. Thank You for hearing and
answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus's name,
amen."


1. Matthew 25:25-26, 28-29 (NIV).
2. Resource, Sept./ Oct., 1992, p. 4.


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How Embarrassing  

"For by grace you have been saved through faith, and
that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of
works, lest anyone should boast."1

"Some years ago Alabama was playing against Rice in the
Cotton Bowl. Neither team had been able to do anything
through the first quarter. Then a player from Rice got
the ball with no one from Alabama near him, and was on
his way to a touchdown. At that moment one of the
players on the Alabama bench, overcome by excitement,
jumped up, ran out on the field, made a beautiful
tackle, brought the runner down, and then ran back to
the bench and sat down as if nobody had seen him. Of
course, thousands of people saw him. The touchdown was
awarded to Rice and the tackler sat on the bench
holding his head. Eventually the Alabama coach went
over and put his arm around the player as though to
say, 'You made a mistake, but you are still part of the
team.'"2

That's the kind of acceptance and encouragement we need
to give to our friends, family and comrades when they
goof. And it's the kind of acceptance and encouragement
we need when we goof. 

While the player from Alabama never made an
"unpardonable mistake," he sure made a humiliating one
especially before thousands of fans. 

Fortunately for us when we make big mistakes and sin,
no matter how bad, when we confess these to God, he
forgives us fully and still loves us unconditionally.
In essence he says to us, "You made a mistake (sinned)
but you are forgiven and are still part of the team." 

Sadly, many people feel that what they have done is
unforgivable by God. Others feel they are unworthy of
God's love and forgiveness. This is not so. The only
unpardonable sin we can commit is to reject God's mercy
and His gift of forgiveness and salvation. The fact is
that of ourselves none of us is worthy. It's God's
grace that pardons and saves us--not anything we have
ever done or have ever failed to do. 

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, thank You for Your mercy
and for loving me unconditionally no matter what I have
ever done or have failed to do. And thank You that You
forgive me when I confess my sinfulness to You. Help me
to overcome my sins and failures and freely forgive
others as You have freely forgiven me. Thank You for
hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus's
name, amen."

Note: For help be sure to read “How to Be Sure You’re a
Real Christian" at: http://tinyurl.com/real-christian.

1. Ephesians 2:8-9 (NKJV). 
2. King Duncan in www.sermons.com.

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None of These Diseases  

"If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God
and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His
commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none
of the diseases on you which I have brought on the
Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you."1

Regarding the laws God gave to the ancient Israelites.
While perhaps seeming somewhat strange to us today,
many of these were actually laws of health and hygiene.
If the people heeded and lived by God's laws, they
would be a whole lot healthier than their counterparts
in Egypt. In a very similar way, living according to
God's laws and principles will also help us to live
happier and healthier lives. 

For example, Ravi Zacharias writes: "In a fascinating
article in the April 2000 issue of Christianity Today,
psychology professor David G. Myers sifted through
evidence to see if it indicated whether faith more
often uplifts or debilitates. He writes, 'We now have
massive evidence that people in active faith
communities are happier and healthier than their
un-churched peers. Recent epidemiological studies
reveal they even outlive their un-churched peers by
several years.' 

"After paragraphs of citing statistics gathered from
the United States and abroad, he concludes that the
correlation between faith and morality is more
commonsensical than one might think. 'If your car broke
down in a crime-ridden area and some strapping teenage
boys approached you,' asks commentator Dennis Prager,
'wouldn't you feel better to know they had just come
from a Bible study?'"2

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, again I thank You for the
laws and principles found in Your Word that, when
followed diligently, guarantee a healthier, happier,
and more productive life. Help me always to live in
harmony with Your Word. Thank You for hearing and
answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus's name,
amen."

1. Exodus 15:26 (NKJV).
2. Ravi Zacharias, "A Slice of Infinity," December 2,
2002, http://www.sliceofinfinity.org. 

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The Judgment Seat of Christ  

"For we must all appear before the judgment seat of
Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for
the things done while in the body, whether good or
bad."1

Question: Another Daily Encounter reader asks: "You
said that man would be judged for what he did for God
here on earth. I have always been of the opinion that
what we did on earth for God won't even be mentioned. I
was brought up to believe that, 'We are saved by faith,
not of works lest any man should boast.' To me that
means that what we did for God while on earth is not
going to be a topic that we will face. Could you please
give me some insight into this?" 

Answer: Actually there are two judgments in the
Bible--there's a good one and a bad one. First the good
one: This is known as the judgment seat of Christ which
is only for Christians. Here we will not be judged for
our sins because they have already been judged and the
penalty paid for by Jesus when He died on the cross in
our place. The judgment seat of Christ is where
Christians will be rewarded on the basis of their
faithful service for the Lord while here on earth. As
the Apostle Paul wrote, "That each one may receive what
is due him for the things done while [here on earth]."1


The second judgment is what is known as "The Great
White Throne Judgment" of God. The Apostle John wrote,
"Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated
on it … And I saw the dead, great and small, standing
before the throne, and books were opened. Another book
was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were
judged according to what they had done as recorded in
the books … and each person was judged according to
what he had done … If anyone's name was not found
written in the book of life, he was thrown into the
lake of fire [hell]."2

This judgment of God is for those who never accepted
Jesus as their Savior and received God's pardon. At
this judgment they will be judged for their sins--and
will have to accept the just penalty for them because
they rejected Jesus's sacrifice of paying the penalty
for them by His death on the cross. Sadly, God will say
to them, "I never knew you; depart from Me."3

A terrifying thing for those who don't know Jesus
Christ as their Savior: they will be lost forever in
hell--whatever and wherever that place may be. One
thing about hell is certain: it is an eternal
separation from God, the author of all love and life--a
place prepared for the devil and his demons of evil. 

God has made it very clear in His Word that "It is
appointed for men to die once, but after this the
judgment."4 So whatever you do, make absolutely sure
that you have accepted Jesus as your Savior. This is
obtaining your Passport for Heaven. Whatever you do,
don't leave earth without it. 

For help be sure to read “How to Be Sure You’re a Real
Christian" at: http://tinyurl.com/real-christian.

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, thank You that Your Word
makes the way of salvation very clear. Grant that I
shall so live that I will not be disappointed at the
judgment seat of Christ when I stand before You to give
an account of my life. Also help me to so live that my
life will always be a living witness of Your love and
salvation so that others, seeing Your love in me, will
also want to accept Your love and forgiveness for
themselves, and not have to appear before You at the
Great White Judgment throne to be judged for their
sins. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer.
Gratefully, in Jesus's name, amen."

1. 2 Corinthians 5:10 (NIV).
2. Revelation 20:11-13, 15 (NIV).
3. Matthew 7:23 (NKJV).
4. Hebrews 9:27 (NKJV).

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Happiness and a Fulfilling Life  

"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I
[Jesus Christ] have come that they may have life, and
have it to the full."1

Jose Addison said that the “three grand essentials to
happiness in this life are something to do, something
to love, and something to hope for.

These ideas certainly are a great start but to discover
lasting happiness and have a fulfilling life I would
suggest having and achieving the following: 
A noble God-given life purpose for which to    believe
in and live for--a purpose that is far bigger than
yourself;A worthy cause into which you can put your
best    efforts;A worthwhile goal and the employment of
all your    powers for the achievement of that goal;The
resolution of impaired relationships--forgiving    any
and all who have ever hurt you and obtaining
forgiveness for any and    all you may have hurt;The
resolution of all super-charged repressed    negative
emotions; Loving relationships, and most important of
all;A loving relationship with God through Jesus
Christ--knowing that your sins are forgiven with the
promised hope of eternal    life in Heaven with God at
the end of life’s journey.*Suggested prayer: "Dear God,
please help me to discover my God-given life purpose
and, with Your help, fulfill it to the best of my
ability ... and always for Your glory.  Thank You for
hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus's
name, amen."

*For further help read “How to Be Sure You’re a Real
Christian" at: http://tinyurl.com/real-christian.

1.  John 10:10 (NIV).

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Show Me--Don’t Tell Me  

"And then he [Jesus] told them, 'Go into all the world
and preach the Good News to everyone.'"1

I have often felt that much of my education taught me
how to make a living but not how to live. That I have
had to learn the hard way ... and am still learning how
to do that. 

Still, I did learn many valuable lessons. One that I
have never forgotten was from my journalism professor
in college. Time and again in bold red letters he would
write on my written papers, "Show me. Don't tell me!" 

He meant it to apply to my writing by illustrating
important points with stories, which, of course, was
the way that Jesus often taught. (“He spoke to them in
parables and the common people heard him gladly.") 

I like to apply the "show me--don't tell me" teaching
not only to my writing, but also to my life, to my
teaching, and especially to my family life and to my
witnessing for Christ. In other words, one of the
greatest ways we can teach and witness for Christ is to
model true Christianity and what we are seeking to
teach others. Until we do this, our words won't carry
much weight. 

Like St. Francis of Assisi said, "Preach the gospel
always. If necessary, use words."

And as another said: 
"The living truth I long to see,
I cannot live on what used to be,
so close your Bible and show me how
the Christ you talk about is living now."

Remember too that, "To win some we need to be winsome."


Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please help me to live the
Christian life so that others, seeing You in me and
what You have done for me, will want You in their life
for themselves. Let my life be a reflection of Your
love and a living testimony for You. Thank You for
hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus's
name, amen."

1. Mark 16:15 (NLT).

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Coca-Cola's Worldwide Vision  

"And then he [Jesus] told them, 'Go into all the world
and preach the Good News to everyone.'"1

If you've traveled much or little, or have seen movies
shot in various parts of the world, inevitably you will
see the Coca-Cola emblem just about anywhere you or the
movie camera goes. 

I'm not here to either praise or otherwise the benefits
or otherwise of Coca-Cola but one thing I find
fascinating about this company is that "at the end of
World War II, Robert Woodruff, president of the
Coca-Cola Company from 1923 to 1955, had a mission. 'In
my generation,' he declared, 'it is my desire that
everyone in the world have a taste of Coca-Cola.' With
a vision and dedication rarely matched in corporate
American culture, Woodruff and his colleagues spanned
the globe with their soft drink.2

Would to God that we Christians would pull together and
make it our goal in our generation to give everybody in
the world a taste of God's Water of Life! 

One thing is certain, if you drink Coca-Cola or any
other soft drink, you will thirst again. But as Jesus
said, "Whoever drinks the water I give him will never
thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him
a spring of water welling up to eternal life."3 What
Jesus was referring to, of course, was the "water" of
eternal life which his gift of salvation brings. 

In today's world with all its turmoil, terrorism, and
threat of war, perhaps now, more than ever, people
around the world are thirsting for the "Water of Life"
that only Jesus can give. That's our goal here in ACTS
International; that is, to reach as many people as
possible worldwide with the saving gospel of Jesus
Christ while the doors of opportunity are so wide open.
To see how you can have a vital part in this outreach,
please consider joining the People Power for Jesus
network. For more information go to:
www.actsweb.org/people_power. 

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please give me a passion
to help reach my generation with the gospel of the Lord
Jesus Christ. Help me to be as Christ to every life I
touch and help me to stand with others who are
spreading the gospel around the world. Thank You for
hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus's
name, amen."

1. Mark 16:15 (NLT).
2. Dr. Gary Nicolosi.
3. John 4:14 (NIV).

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What on Earth Are You Doing for God?  

"Therefore encourage one another and build each other
up, just as in fact you are doing."1

Brett Blair tells how the late Dr. Paul Quillian, the
former beloved pastor of First Methodist Church of
Houston, Texas, saw (in his fifteen years of ministry)
the church grow from 2500 to 6000--an effort that he
called a labor of love. Not many knew that Dr. Quillian
as a young man had little thought of ministry and was
working in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, at a bottling plant
when his minister paid him a call. His pastor started
with the question, "How old are you?" 

"Thirty." 

Quillian's preacher then said, "When you stand finally
before the Lord God, what will you tell him you did on
earth--made red soda water?" 

The young man snapped back, "And what is wrong with red
soda water?" 

Nothing--except you happen to be endowed with great
talents and abilities which I cherish for God and the
Christian ministry." 

Consequently, the young man went back to school and
prepared for the preaching ministry. He itinerated in
Arkansas. Finally he was called to the First Church in
Houston. He became a wonderful leader for Christ
because someone recognized the gifts and talents within
him and took a few minutes out of the day to tell him
so.2

Are you using your talents for the glory of God and the
betterment of others? And do you know someone whose
potential you see? Be sure that you tell them and be an
encourager to them. 

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, thank You for all the
people who encouraged me when I needed it most. Please
help me to use the gifts You have given me to serve You
no matter how small or big that way may be. And help me
to be an encourager to those who also need a word of
encouragement, whatever that word may need to be. Thank
You for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in
Jesus's name, amen."

1. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NIV).
2. Brett Blair, Sermon Illustrations, January 2000. 

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Giving to Gain  

"But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and
all these things will be given to you as well."1

In a Reader' Digest article, author Robert Fulghum
tells about "an international chess competition many
years ago in which a man named Frank Marshall made what
is often called the most beautiful move ever made on a
chessboard. Playing against an equally skilled Russian
master, Marshall sacrificed his queen in an unthinkable
move--a move to be made only in the most desperate of
circumstances. But it turned out to be a brilliant
move, so brilliant that the Russian conceded the game. 

"When spectators recovered from the shock of Marshall's
unusual tactic, they showered the chessboard with
money. Marshall had achieved victory in a rare and
daring fashion. He had won by sacrificing the queen."2

One of my life's goals was to build my own home, which
I did in South Australia quite a few years ago. It was
high up at the top of the Adelaide hills overlooking
the city and the ocean beyond. The view was
magnificent. I built that house with the idea of living
in it till the day I died. At the time my ministry was
flourishing and there was no way I planned or wanted to
leave the house I built or the work I started. But the
"Hound of Heaven" kept bugging me ... and bugging me
... and bugging me through circumstances beyond my
control. In exasperation I finally prayed, "Okay, God,
you win. You can have my new home and my ministry and
everything I have here. I'll go anywhere in the world
if you'll just give me peace." 

I think God must have a sense of humor too because in
my prayer I said, "But P.S. God, please don't send me
to Alaska because I hate the cold." 

Little did I know what lay ahead. As a result of what I
thought was "sacrificing" my most prized earthly
possession, God has blessed me far beyond all that I
dreamed would ever be possible (not that it happened
overnight). The ministry I believed God called me to
has greatly expanded, and I am now living in, of all
places, sunny, warm Southern  California. It was no
sacrifice! 

I've learned through experience that you cannot
out-give God. 

If there's something you are holding on to that is
hindering you from becoming and doing what God wants
you to be and do, consider it prayerfully and be
willing to let go of it. As another has said, "Don't
sacrifice your future on the altar of the immediate." 

And as Jim Elliot, martyred missionary, said: "He is no
fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he
cannot lose." 

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, if there is anything I am
clinging to that is hindering my becoming and doing all
that You envision for me to be and do, will You become
'the Hound of Heaven' in my life and show me what it
is. And please give me the courage to let go of it to
become all that You want me to be, and to do all that
You would have me do. Thank You for hearing and
answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus's name,
amen."

1. Jesus in Matthew 6:33 (NIV).
2. Robert Fulghum, "Time to Sacrifice the Queen,"
Reader's Digest, August 1993, p. 136.

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Winners Vs. Losers  

"According to your faith will it be done to you."1

A winner sees an opportunity in every risk while a
loser sees a risk in every opportunity. Winners know
that to risk nothing is to risk everything. They know
that if they are going to win, they have to be willing
to try, to take chances, and to risk failure. They have
to be willing to strike out if they are going to hit
home runs. 

The year Babe Ruth broke the world record for hitting
the most home runs in baseball he also broke the
world's record for the most strikeouts! 

The point is if I am going to hit home runs, I have to
be in the game, stand at the plate and keep swinging.
Sooner or later, if I practice hard and do my best, I
will hit a home run. 

As somebody else has said, "To try when there is little
hope is to risk failure. Not to try at all is to
guarantee it." 

Some people think that success comes to those who are
lucky. Luck, if you want to call it that, comes when
preparation meets opportunity. 

True winners make sure their goals are in harmony with
God's will and because of this, know that with His help
there is a way to achieve them. Furthermore, they
believe in their cause and they believe in themselves
in a healthy way. They know that God never calls or
expects anyone to do anything that can't be done.
Therefore, they expect to win and believe they
will--and work hard to make it happen. They know that
"the only place where success comes before work is in
the dictionary." 

They also know that if they tried and did their best
already they have won. 

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please help me to see and
live according to eternal values and not those of the
world, and to know and do Your will so that in Your
sight I will be a true winner. Thank You for hearing
and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus's name,
amen."

1. Jesus in Matthew 9:29 (NIV). 

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Unsung Songs  

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens
me."1

How many songs never sung,
poems never written, 
pictures never painted,
risks never taken,
bridges never crossed,
romantic words never spoken…
locked inside a lonely heart
the prison of another’s making...
are left unexpressed
because somebody
shamed us, abandoned us,
or perhaps silenced us
with a cruel word, 
a thoughtless deed,
and said or just implied
we were not good enough?
And tragically
we believed them--
so let this be the moment 
we choose to believe them 
no more ... and sing, sing, sing.2 

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, Please help me to know and
appreciate the talents You have given to me, get the
necessary training to sharpen these, and the
opportunity to use them to be a blessing to others and
to bring glory to Your name. Thank You for hearing and
answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus's name,
amen."

1. Philippians 4:13 (NKJV).
2. Dick Innes, ©️ Copyright.

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Three Kinds of People  

"It is required that those who have been given a trust
[gift] must prove faithful."1 

It has been said that there are three kinds of people:
Those who make things happen, those who watch things
happen, and those who wondered what happened! 

Former Australian swimmer, Shane Gould, who won three
gold medals in the 1972 Olympics, was at that time
considered one of the greatest swimmers of all time.
She didn't sit back and watch things happen. She made
them happen. 

Early in her career, when she was only 14 years of age,
a news reporter asked her how she thought she would do
in one of her early swim meets in the U.S. She replied,
"I have a feeling there will be a world record today." 

There was! 

Shane set a world record in the one-hundred-meter
freestyle event and a second in the two-hundred. When
asked how she thought she would do in the more
punishing four-hundred-meter event she said, "I get
stronger every race, and besides ... my parents said
they'd take me to Disneyland if I win, and we're
leaving tomorrow!"

She went to Disneyland with three world records! By the
time she was sixteen she had five world records. It is
true, she also had talent but she won not only because
of this, but because of her preparation, hard work, and
her positive self-expectancy. 

Only a few are gifted sufficiently to be able to win a
gold medal. However, every one of us is gifted in some
area and most of us are gifted in several areas. And
while we are not all called of God to be famous, we are
all called to be faithful in serving him and our fellow
man with the gifts that we have been given--not with
those we haven't been given. 

We can all be "gold medal winners" in God's book if we
are well trained in our area of gifting, are adequately
prepared for the task we want and feel called to do,
have faith in our cause, see and take advantage of
every opportunity when it knocks, disallow our fears to
control us, believe that with God's help we can achieve
what we set out to do, and are prepared to work hard to
make it happen. 

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, thank You for the gifts
and talents that You have given to me. Help me to know
what they are, get well trained to use them to the best
of my ability, and use them always in all ways for Your
glory and the betterment of the world in which I live.
Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer.
Gratefully, in Jesus's name, amen."

1. Paul in 1 Corinthians 4:2 (NIV). 

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Post  Admin on Mon 15 Aug 2016, 8:45 am

Today's Daily Encounter

Too Important Not to Share  

"How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the
gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good
things."1

A "Mercedes TV commercial a few years ago that showed a
Mercedes car crashing into a concrete wall during a
safety test. An engineer in a white lab coat walks over
after the crash and kneels down to examine the damage,
which is minimal. A reporter then asks the engineer
about Mercedes' energy absorbing car body. After the
engineer tells all about the unique design the reporter
asks him why Mercedes doesn't enforce their patent on
the design, a design evidently copied by several other
companies because of its success. 

"The engineer then replied matter-of-factly, 'Because
some things in life are too important not to share.'
How true this is. There are many things in life that
fall into this 'too important not to share category.'
Advances in science, in medicine, in technology. But
all of these pale in importance to that of sharing our
faith."2

As Billy Graham said, "I am convinced the greatest act
of love we can ever perform for people is to tell them
about God's love for them in Christ." 

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, I come to You with all my
fears, insecurities, and weaknesses but I'm available.
Please use me today to be 'as Christ' to someone in
need and help me in a loving way to share an
appropriate word about You and my Christian faith.
Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer.
Gratefully, in Jesus's name, amen."

1. Romans 10:15 (NKJV).
2. Rev. Steve Jackson, Sermon: "Come and See."

NOTE: To have a vital role in God's plan to reach the
world with the saving gospel of Jesus Christ, please
consider joining the People Power for Jesus group. See
www.actsweb.org/people_power. 

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Today's Daily Encounter

Just Do It  

"You are to go into all the world and preach
[communicate] the good news to everyone everywhere."1

One writer pointed out that there is a scene in "Winnie
the Pooh" that goes something like the following: 

Pooh: "Did you fall into the river, Eeyore?" 

Eeyore: "Silly of me, wasn't it?" 

Pooh: "Is the river uncomfortable this morning?" 

Eeyore: "Well, yes, the dampness you know." 

Pooh: "You really ought to be more careful!" 

Eeyore: "Thanks for the advice." 

Pooh: "I think you're sinking." 

Eeyore: "Pooh, if it's not too much trouble, would you
mind rescuing me?" 

How sad when people all around us, among other things,
are lost without Christ and we discuss outreach, form
outreach committees, conduct seminars on outreach, read
books about outreach, and do everything in the church
except outreach.

Somebody else said, "If you see a poisonous snake in
your kitchen, just kill it. Don't appoint a committee
on snakes!" Just kill it--or at least relocate it to a
safe place! 

And as Meg Stawinski says in her book, Confessions of a
Supermarket Evangelist, about a church she used to
attend, as you exited the church parking lot, there was
a sign that read: "You are now entering the mission
field." 

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, every day please help me
to be 'as Christ' in some way to every life I touch--no
matter where I am--and always be prepared to share a
timely word about You as opportunity presents itself.
And grant that our home will always be a house of
blessing to all who enter in. Thank You for hearing and
answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus's name,
amen."

1. Jesus in the Gospel of Mark 16:15 (TLB … NLT)

NOTE: To have a vital role in God’s plan to reach the
world with the saving gospel of Jesus Christ, please
consider joining the People Power for Jesus group. See
www.actsweb.org/people_power. 

<Smile)))><    
  
  NOTE: If you would like to accept God's forgiveness
  for all your sins and His invitation for a full pardon
  Click on: http://www.actsweb.org/invitation.php. Or
  if you would like to re-commit your life to Jesus Christ, 
  please click on http://www.actsweb.org/decision.php to note this.
  
  * * * * * * * 
  
  Daily Encounter is published at no charge by 
  ACTS International, a non-profit organization, 
  and made possible through the donations of 
  interested friends. Donations can be sent at: 
  http://www.actscom.com
  
  ACTS International
  P.O. Box 73545
  San Clemente, California 92673-0119
  U.S.A.
  Phone: 949-940-9050  
  http://www.actsweb.org 
  Copyright (c) 2016 by ACTS International. 
  When copying or forwarding include the following: 
  "Daily Encounter by Richard (Dick) Innes (c) 2016
  ACTS International.
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