Thought for the Day – 19 January 2019

Thought for the Day

Mark 13:10; 10And the gospel must first be published among all nations.” 

I love the fact that the Bible calls the Gospel, the Good News of Jesus, “the power of God.” In fact, a word for today comes from Romans 1 where Paul says: 

Romans 1:16; 16For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth;…” 

Galatians 1:11; 11But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.”  

1 Corinthians 9:14;14Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.”2 Corinthians 4:3 – 4; “3But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:  4In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” 

Ephesians 6:14 – 16;14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;  15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;  16Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.” 

Philippians 1:7;7Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace.” 

Acts 20:24;24But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.”

2 Thessalonians 2:13 – 15;13But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:  14Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.  15Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle”.

Matthew 10:19 – 20; 19But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.  20For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.” 

 

About Ephraim J. Stockwell

Ephraim J. Stockwell, Born 30 May 1926 in Howell, Michigan, USA; Grew up on a farm in Uniontown, Pennsylvania; Served in Army during WW2 in European Theater of Operations; College in West Virginia, majoring in Physics and Electronic Engineering; Employed by NASA Headquarters, Wash. D.C. as Head of Network Operations (Retired), Husband of Joan Morgan Stockwell, father of 3 sons; Jack, Mark and Rick; Family includes 17 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.
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