Daily Scripture Readings
|03/01/14||Leviticus 13:1-59||Mark 7:14-37|
|03/02/14||Leviticus 14:1-57||Mark 8:1-21|
|03/03/14||Leviticus 15:1-16:34||Mark 8:22-38|
|03/04/14||Leviticus 17:1-18:30||Mark 9:1-29|
|03/05/14||Leviticus 19:1-20:27||Mark 9:30-50|
|03/06/14||Leviticus 21:1-22:33||Mark 10:1-31|
|03/07/14||Leviticus 23:1-24:23||Mark 10:32-52|
|03/08/14||Leviticus 25:1-55||Mark 11:1-18|
|03/09/14||Leviticus 26:1-27:34||Mark 11:19-33|
|03/10/14||Numbers 1:1-2:34||Mark 12:1-27|
|03/11/14||Numbers 3:1-4:49||Mark 12:28-44|
|03/12/14||Numbers 5:1-6:27||Mark 13:1-20|
|03/13/14||Numbers 7:1-8:26||Mark 13:21-37|
|03/14/14||Numbers 9:1-11:35||Mark 14:1-26|
|03/15/14||Numbers 12:1-14:45||Mark 14:27-53|
|03/16/14||Numbers 15:1-16:50||Mark 14:54-72|
|03/17/14||Numbers 17:1-19:22||Mark 15:1-25|
|03/18/14||Numbers 20:1-22:41||Mark 15:26-47|
|03/19/14||Numbers 23:1-25:18||Mark 16:1-20|
|03/20/14||Numbers 26:1-27:23||Luke 1:1-20|
|03/21/14||Numbers 28:1-30:16||Luke 1:21-38|
|03/22/14||Numbers 31:1-33:56||Luke 1:39-56|
|03/23/14||Numbers 34:1-36:13||Luke 1:57-80|
|03/24/14||Deuteronomy 1:1-2:37||Luke 2:1-24|
|03/25/14||Deuteronomy 3:1-4:49||Luke 2:25-52|
|03/26/14||Deuteronomy 5:1-7:26||Luke 3:1-38|
|03/27/14||Deuteronomy 8:1-10:22||Luke 4:1-30|
|03/28/14||Deuteronomy 11:1-13:18||Luke 4:31-44|
|03/29/14||Deuteronomy 14:1-16:22||Luke 5:1-16|
|03/30/14||Deuteronomy 17:1-19:21||Luke 5:17-39|
|03/31/14||Deuteronomy 20:1-22:30||Luke 6:1-26|
Imprisoned In Iran
Saeed Abedini is an Iranian American Christian pastor imprisoned in Iran. He has been sentenced to eight years in prison for practicing his Christian faith. Abedini is a convert to Christianity. In Iran, Muslims that convert to Christianity can face the death penalty for “waging war against Islam.”
In July 2012, Abedini made his ninth trip to Iran since 2009 to visit his family and continue his work building an orphanage in the city of Rasht. While in the country, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps confiscated his passports and placed him under house arrest.
In September 2012, he was incarerated to Evin Prison; on January 27, 2013, he was sentenced to eight years in prison on charges of, “undermining the Iranian government by creating a network of Christian house churches, and attempting to sway Iranian youth away from Islam.”
In early November 2013, Saeed was transferred from Evin Prison Tehran to the Rajai Shahr prison in the town of Karaj, which is populated with Iran’s most dangerous criminals; where he faces harsher prison conditions, threats against his life, and suffers daily from injuries and declining health.
Please continue to pray for Pastor Saeed’s health and safety; for his release from prison; and for safe return to his family. Thank you.
“The secret formula of the saints: When I am in the cellar of affliction, I look for the Lord’s choicest wines.”
- Samuel Rutherford
“For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.”
Will you hesitate, then, child of God to sink your emptiness in this fullness; to drink abundantly from this supply; to go to Jesus . . .
- with every sin, the greatest;
- with every temptation, the strongest;
- with every need, the deepest;
- with every trial, the severest;
- with your mental despondency, your lowest spiritual frame yes, exactly as you are–and receive from Christ’s boundless grace–grace to help you in the time of need? Hesitate not!
by C. H. SPURGEON,
At the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington
“Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.”
1 Peter 2:1-3 KJV
“If you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.” “If,” then this is not a thing to be taken for granted concerning every one of the human race. “If,” then there is a possibility and a probability that some may not have tasted that the Lord is gracious. “If,” then this is not a general, but a special mercy; and it becomes our business to inquire whether we are comprehended in that company who know the grace of God by inward experience.
There is no spiritual favor which may not be a matter for heart-searching. At the very summit of holy delight, we meet the challenge of “sentinel If.” — “If you then be risen with Christ,” And at the very bottom, even at Repentance-gate itself, he meets us with a warrant of arrest until he sees whether our sorrow is the godly sorrow that needs not to be repented of. “If you are the Son of God?” is not always a temptation of the devil, but often a very healthy inquiry most fittingly suggested by holy anxiety to men who would build securely upon the Rock of Ages. Read more…
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“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” – Colossians 3:16