When he had called the people to himself, with his disciples also, he said to them, “Whoever desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For whoever is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” (Mark 8:34-38 )
“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” Jim Elliot, martyr who entered into glory January 8, 1956, age 28, in an attempt to bring the gospel to the Waodani people of Ecuador.
Holy Spirit, please help us find the freedom to lay our lives down for Jesus and to share the gospel of peace with others. Thank you.
Wednesday: 119:97-120 * 81, 82; 2 Samuel 9:1-13; Acts 19:1-10; Mark 8:34-9:1
Thursday:  or 145 * 85, 86; 2 Samuel 11:1-27; Acts 19:11-20; Mark 9:2-13
Notes from the Front Line
***** Prayer Table Report, State Street Schenectady, 8/6 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Carol MacNaughton, Terry Volpe, Mark Pasko and his guitar
+Didi – financial, healing from seisures that are keeping her from working
+Maxcine and a bundle of her day care kids – Maxcine needed prayer for her ankle, also blessing on her taking care of the children.
We sang “Jesus loves me” with the kids –
+Nadine – job and a new path in life
+ Kiara – staying focused in school
++ Elizabeth – her family and home, for her husband to find a job, and her daughter Noaluani to do well in this school year
+Tony – a good time at Vacation Bible School the next day
+Mary (young woman) – blessing
+ Lola (young child) blessing
+Ishana- health for her family
+ Jannelle – blessing (Janelle is Ishana’s younger sister)
Jeffrey – needs a job, currently staying at the Schnectday City Mission
+Terry – a blessing to work fully for God and to give away this cross
+ Mark – a blessing to work fully for God and to give away this cross
++ Katie – love and peace in her home, financial aid, prayers for her brother James with bladder cancer
Terry had a word of knowledge that Katie had a problem with her shoulder. Katie confirmed it. As we prayed for it, Katies cried and her should twitched. Healing had begun.