January 22, 2019
DAY 24: JOURNEY THROGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
Focus Verses for Today: Joshua 20:1-9
Joshua chapters 16, 17, 18, and 19 detail the distribution of the Promised Land to the people of the 12 tribes of Israel. You may want to look at a map from your Bible and see the areas each of the 12 tribes were given.
Chapter 20 deals with protecting people who have killed someone, until it is determined if the death was an accident or intentional. Our focus verses for today is the entirety of chapter 20.
“I don’t get why we have to take this class. You’re either a Christian or you’re not! Its not like some required college class is going to change my mind.” A murmur spread throughout the class - most agreeing, while freshman remained shocked by the blunt outburst. The professor appeared unfazed. Instead of answering, he questioned back, in the same tone, “Why do you make New Year Resolutions? You are who you are - is that really going to change?” No one responded for a minute. “That’s different,” a voice muttered indistinctly. “How?” the professor asked. There was silence for a minute - no one responded. “How is it different?” the professor asked again. “Both are a personal choice to change your life - so how are they different?” “New Year resolutions,” one student ventured, “are a change of lifestyle with tangible, identifiable goals and results. Becoming a Christian is just choosing to believe in fairytales and myths instead of science.” “Interesting perspective,” the professor stated. “But is that true? While the existence of God can be neither proven nor disproven by science, many people, many events from the Bible have been verified by science.” “Seriously?!” the student asked incredulously. “Absolutely,” the professor replied. “Becoming a Christian is more than just believing. Salvation requires repentance of sins - a change of lifestyle.”
One year ends, and another begins. The new year often symbolized a time of renewal, a time of change. Many will focus on personal goals - appearance, money, position - all worldly ambition. But some will challenge themselves. Some will make a life altering change. Will you be one of them?
It is often referred to as the journey to salvation. And for some, it can be quite a journey to get to a point in their lives where they are open and willing to accept Christ as their Lord and Savior. When that happens, it is a defining movement in the life of any Christians, and a joyous one! But it is not the end of the journey; it is just the beginning! Being a Christian is a life-long journey. This year, we are going to undertake the journey together - like friends meeting up for a road trip! Any journey however long, has a beginning, and the beginning of this journey is Salvation.
Updated: Monday, January 21, 2018 9:33 am EST
Robert Mitchell Jennings' execution is scheduled to occur at 6 pm CST, on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. Sixty-one-year-old Robert is convicted of murdering Houston Police Department Vice Officer Elston Howard on July 19,1988 in Houston, Texas. Robert has spent the last 29 years on Texas’ death row.
Robert was conceived as a result of rape and his mother frequently blamed Robert for her failing to complete her education. Robert changed places of resident frequently as a child and had no lasting, positive adult influence in his life. He did not graduate from high school, dropping out of school in the ninth grade when he began using drugs, however he obtained his GED (general equivalency diploma) while in prison. He also completed over forty hours of college credit. Robert entered the juvenile justice system at the age of 10. As an adult, Robert had served time for aggravated robbery and burglary with intent to commit theft.
January 18, 2019
IDPN 2019 Issue 03
China: Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, a Canadian national, was arrested on charges of drug smuggling in 2014. At his trial in 2016, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Now, upon appeal, Robert has been sentenced to death. During the most recent trial, prosecutor argued that the sentence was too lenient, although no new evidence was presented. Diplomatic tensions have been high between the two nations, after Canada arrested a Chinese tech executive last month.
Iran: On Sunday, January 13, 2019, three men - Keykavous Jamal Sirat, Rostam Rezaei, and Abdullah Johari - were executed by public hanging in the city of Yasuj. All were convicted of armed robbery.
On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, a 29-year-old was executed by hanging. The unnamed man was executed after being convicted and sentenced to death for coming a murder during a robbery in Moziraj District of Babol city in September 2012.
Journey Through The Bible in ONE Year
(The Entire Book)
The Journey Begins December 30, 2018
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We, at The Forgiveness Foundation Christian Ministries, Inc. are packing our bags readying ourselves for a journey, a Journey Through The Bible in ONE Year! You may be surprised to know this is the most important Journey anyone can take and you are invited to come along. All it will cost you is an open mind and some time.
This isn’t last years read the Bible in a year plan. Nope! This is a journey. A guided journey through the entire Bible over the course of a year. You heard that right. Your ears aren’t playing tricks on you. A guided journey through the entire Bible in one year. Every word of it! You heard that right: every word of it! In just one year! It’s free, even!
This journey, unlike any other journey you have ever taken, this journey, A Journey Through The Bible in ONE YEAR will allow you to find the answers to many of the questions you have that have remained unanswered throughout your life. Some of those questions, the ones that just keep coming up in your life will be answered later, for now is not the right time.
Updated: January 1, 2019
Please pray for these men and women. Pray for salvation if unsaved, peace if saved, and that the innocent shall be revealed before they are executed. "The Lord is slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance." (2 Peter 3:9 ESV).
Due to ongoing legal challenges, Ohio has rescheduled multiple executions, multiple times. Beginning with 2018, this list contains only current Ohio executions. Click here for more information about Ohio's legal challenges.