Today’s Verse

And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

Mark 1:15

Tuesday, June 28

The lepers, from II Kings 6 and 7, would have devoured each other had they stayed. Folks, that could happen here. People who are centered on the gospel do not have the time nor the inclination for bickering and infighting.

When we hoard God’s blessings, faith becomes stale.

Imagine if I were to buy two dozen double chocolate chip cookies and told my staff they were all for me. The first three I ate would be good but they would get stale before I could eat them all.

God’s manna turned to worms when it was kept overnight. Almost everything goes bad when it is hoarded. God blesses us that we might share with others.

Why do people “remain silent” on the “day of good news?” Maybe they are HUNGRY themselves. Maybe they are FEARFUL or DISCOURAGED. Maybe they LACK CONFIDENCE in sharing their faith.

The real question is do we really believe the gospel can change people. If we do, we pray and witness. If we don’t, we do nothing. These two principles are essential if we are to have a strong personal faith and a strong church family.

We are to going, not staying and we are to be sharing, not hoarding. Find someone today to give a gospel tract or a personal word of witness.

Weekly Memory Verse

The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against all them that forsake him.

Ezra 8:22

"Many pastors criticize me for taking the Gospel so seriously. But do they really think that on Judgment Day, Christ will chastise me, saying, 'Leonard, you took Me too seriously'?"
- Leonard Ravenhill

Pastor Armstrong

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