Welcome to the Genuine Faith Bible Reading Challenge Summary Week 5! I’m amazed at how God’s Word is fresh and current each and every day of the reading. You’ll find the daily postings from the last week below. Enjoy!
…whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.-Mark 11:25 I know we read the similar passage earlier this month in the book of Matthew, but today I’m thinking of how Jesus truly lived his words, even on the cross, as he prayed , “Father, forgive them, they do not know what they are doing.” The thief who with the sudden realization of faith in God, met Jesus in heaven that very day. What #genuinefaith !! #biblereading
The disciples were carefully listening to Jesus’ parable in our daily passage today. As the master told the story, they were amazed by the wisdom gifted in simplicity. Today my heart wanted to focus on ” And the seeds that fell on the good soil represent honest, good-hearted people who hear God’s word, cling to it, and patiently produce a huge harvest..” But the Holy Spirit whispered to my heart, “Don’t let it happen. Remind yourself of the phrase ‘all too quickly.’ All too quickly the busyness of a holiday weekend can take over the message of the Resurrection.” Jesus, we ask your forgiveness. May our hearts be focused on your love and sacrifice on this weekend especially.#genuinefaith #biblereading Luke 8:9-15
Poor Thomas gets a bad rap for wanting to feel Jesus’ nail-scarred hands and feet in order to believe his Master was alive again. But the miracle of Jesus’ presence came before Thomas touched him. Notice verse 26: “though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them.” There are no locks in our lives too strong to keep Jesus out. No addictions, no fears, no doubts, no strongholds, no sin, no power on earth, no scheme of man! What locked door do you need to realize he has already walked through? (Whew, I feel like preaching this morning!!) #genuinefaith#biblereading John 20:24-29
Today is the last day of the#genuinefaith #biblereading plan and I love that this verse begins with “so.” Because it sums up the month of the reading plan perfectly and brings us to the obvious conclusion. Want more faith? Dig into God’s Word and listen to the teaching of God’s Word. We must do our part to grow in Christ. That’s acting in #genuinefaith . Believe it; receive it, amen?
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