Tag: harvest of souls
Scripture reading for July 3rd: Job 30-33, Romans 15
Key Scriptures: Romans 15:18-20 “For I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me to bring the Gentiles to obedience–by word and deed, by the power of signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God–so that from Jerusalem and all the way around to Illyricum I have fulfilled the ministry of the Gospel of Christ; and thus I make it my ambition to preach the Gospel, not where Christ has already been named lest I build on someone else’s foundation.
Paul’s earnest desire was to reap a harvest of souls through preaching the Gospel of Christ. He trusted God to confirm His Word by signs and wonders and preached in the power of the Holy Spirit. He desired to go where the Gospel had not yet been preached so that all might have opportunity to hear.
Job 31:37 “I would give Him an account of all my steps; like a prince I would approach Him.”
Prayer: Lord, knowing that all Your children must give an account, help me to use my time and talents for Your glory. Let me fully preach the Gospel. Amen.
Scripture reading for May 18th: 1st Chronicles 14-16, Acts 11
Key Scriptures: Acts 11:21-24 “And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number who believed turned to the Lord. The report of this came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. When he came and saw the grace of God, he was glad, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose, for he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith.”
God granted the early church a harvest of souls from among the Gentiles. The Gospel had power to bring faith and repentance. Barnabas, a man full of the Holy Spirit, was sent to encourage these new believers in faithfulness and grace.
1st Chronicles 16:8-9 “Oh give thanks to the Lord, call upon His Name; make known His deeds among the peoples! Sing to Him, sing praise to Him; tell of all His wondrous works!”
Prayer: Lord, we thank You for the harvest of souls from Jew and Gentile! Your works are wonderful! Amen!