Then he went out from there and came to his own country, and his disciples followed him. (Mark 6:1)
Lord Jesus, help us follow where you lead.
And He called the twelve to Himself, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them power over unclean spirits. He commanded them to take nothing for the journey except a staff–no bag, no bread, no copper in their money belts–but to wear sandals, and not to put on two tunics. (Mark 6:7-9)
Lord, we get so side-tracked by thinking about all the stuff we will “need” in order to do ministry. The only essential equipment to do ministry is the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit and hearts that hearken to Jesus’ guidance.
Also he said to them, “In whatever place you enter a house, stay there till you depart from that place. And whoever will not receive you nor hear you, when you depart from there, shake off the dust under your feet as a testimony against them. Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!” (Mark 6:10-11)
Holy Spirit, please help us accept that some will respond to our witness and some will reject it. Just as many seeds fail to produce any crop, there will be those seeds that produced thirty, sixty, a hundred-fold.
So they went out and preached that people should repent. (Mark 6:12)
Father, please give us the courage and the knowledge of when it is time to preach repentance.
And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick, and healed them. (Mark 6:13)
Jesus, please bless the ministry of deliverance from evil spirits throughout this diocese and at the Diocesan Convention. Thank you.
Tuesday: 78:1-39 * 78:40-72; Gen. 45:1-15: 1 Cor. 7:32-40: Mark 6:1-13
Wednesday: 119:97-120 * 81, 82; Gen. 45:16-28: 1 Cor. 8:1-13: Mark 6:13-29
Notes from the Front Line
***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (John 6:4-15; Ephesians 2:4-10; 2 Chronicles 36:14-23; Psalm 122).
***** Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote…
The first thing I said to my wife after coming out of the coma, and saying “I love you” is, “People have been so Kind”. The following bible verse touched me deeply, “You gave me life and showed me kindness, and in your providence watched over my spirit”. Job 10:12. Thank you God for the simple gift of kindness. Give the gift of kindness this week… Thank you God that you watch over us.