Did You Know?

Two men and zero women have been

executed in the United States in 2019.

5 Killed in Aurora, Illinois
Five individuals were shot and killed at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois. Five police officers were injured and the gunman was eventually killed by the police. On the day of the shooting, the shooter was being fired from his position at the plant, where he had worked for the last 15 years. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured. Please pray for peace.
4 Killed in Kashmir
Four Indian soldiers have been killed in India-administered Kashmir, following a clash with militants. Recently, in the same region, over 40 others were killed in a suicide attack. Pakistani and Indian forces have been battling over the area. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for peace.
Flooded Gold Mine in Zimbabwe
Nine miners have been rescued alive from a flooded, illegal gold mine in Zimbabwe, while the bodies of 24 others have been recovered. Flooding occurring after a dam burst. While nine have been rescued, dozens of others remain missing and are feared dead. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for the missing miners and for their families.
9 Killed in Chittagong, Bangladesh
At least nine individuals have been killed, and over 50 others injured, after a fire in a slum in Chittagong, Bangladesh. The cause of the fires is suspected to be a short circuit. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured. Please pray for all those affected.
Force Withdraw Agreement in Yemen
Government and rebel forces have reached an agreement to withdraw forces around the port of Hudaydah. The withdraw is part of a ceasefire agreement reached last year. The conflict began in 2015, and has resulted in thousands of civilian deaths and injuries. Please pray for peace in the region. Please pray for the families of the deceased and for healing for the injured.
7 Killed in Haiti
At least seven individuals have been killed as a result of protests against the government in Haiti. Protesters are protesting the soaring inflation and accuse the government of corruption and misappropriation of funds. The protesters have also asked for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise. The President has rejected the idea. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Pleas pray for peace.
17 Killed in New Delhi, India
At least 17 individuals have been killed after a fire in a hotel in New Delhi, India. Thirty-five others were rescued from the fire and 19 were taken to the hospital for injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured.
Heat Wave in Australia
A record heat wave, following a record drought, in Australia have farmers, and others, worried. The drought and heat have caused animals to die and worries that crops will not be able to be planted. Across the globe, the United States is experiencing record cold temperatures. Please pray for all those affected by extreme temperatures. Please pray for their safety and health.

July 21, 2018: Daily Bible Reading Commentary for Luke 21-22

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Commentary: Jesus continues to teach, even as His death draws nearer.  Giving is not about the amount given, but the condition of the heart.  When Jesus talks of the signs of the end of the age, He tells of events that must happen before the end.  But these events occurring do not the mean the end is here.  Do not obsess over the date and the time of the end, but instead, it is more important to have our life in order for the end.  Satan using Judas is a warning to all believers: even those closest to the Lord can fall to Satan’s sway.  Passover was to be celebrated with family, as a time of remembrance of the Lord bringing the Israelites out of Egypt.  Jesus made His disciples family, as we are all brother and sisters in Christ.  Ironically, it is as the Jews celebrate their deliverance, that they plan and murder their ultimate deliverer.  Peter is another warning to believers.  He also fell to Satan.  The difference between Judas and Peter is their reactions afterwards.  Judas was overcome with guilt and grief, he killed himself.  Peter repented and came back stronger for his trial.  Several Jewish laws were broken during the trial of Jesus: Jesus was not allowed to defend Himself, Jesus never confessed - He simply repeated what was said to Him, and His trial was not legal (no trials were to be held during Passover)!

Focus Verses: 22:14-38  Why is this passage important?  How is it relevant today?  What does it mean to you?


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