devotion 6-23-14

Good Morning! Mark 1:35-39 35In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed. 36And Simon and his companions hunted for him. 37When they found him, they said to him, “Everyone is searching for you.” 38He answered, “Let us go on to … [Read more…]

Devotion 6-21-14

Good Morning! Mark 1:29-34 Jesus Heals Many at Simon’s House 29 As soon as they left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once. 31He came and took her by the hand … [Read more…]

devotion 6-20-14

Good Morning! Mark 1:21-28 21 They went to Capernaum; and when the sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught. 22They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. 23Just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, 24and he cried … [Read more…]

devotion 6-19-14

Mark 1:14-20 14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news* of God,* 15and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near;* repent, and believe in the good news.’* 16 As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew … [Read more…]

devotion 6-18-14

Good Morning! Mark 1:12-13 The Temptation of Jesus And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. He was in the wilderness for forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him. The Spirit descended on Jesus in the form of a dove at his … [Read more…]

devotion 6-17-14

Good Morning! Mark 1:7-11 7He proclaimed, ‘The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. 8I have baptized you with* water; but he will baptize you with* the Holy Spirit.’ 9 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth … [Read more…]

Devotion 6-16-14, beginning the Gospel of Mark

Time to begin a new book of the Scripture, for in-depth study. Looking back at my notes, we have done the gospels of Matthew, Luke, and John since beginning this daily study, so we begin now the Gospel of Mark. The Gospel of Mark Mark 1:1-8 1.The beginning of the good news* of Jesus Christ, … [Read more…]

devotion 6-14-14

Good Morning! Last day of Conference! It has been exhausting, but a very good Conference, filled with the Holy Spirit!The service of Licensing, Commissioning, and Ordination last night was inspiring! The preacher was Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey of the Louisiana Annual Conference. She spoke from Psalm 139 – Psalm 139 The Inescapable God To the … [Read more…]

devotion 6-13-14

Good Morning! Beginning the third day of Annual Conference – last night we closed out the second day with rousing music from the Africa University Choir! June 13, 2014 Good Morning! Beginning the third day of Annual Conference – last night we closed out the second day with rousing music from the Africa University Choir! … [Read more…]