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.

August 4, 2018: Daily Bible Reading Commentary for John 1-2

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Commentary: John does not write his book in chronological order, rather he focuses on the message of Christ.  John skips over the birth and early life of Christ, however, he introduces Jesus by stressing that Jesus always existed.  He was there at creation, He was simply known by other names.  He did not become known as Jesus until He became human.  John also introduces us to John the Baptist, although not by that name.  John was a messenger sent to prepare the way for Christ.  The remainder of the first chapter introduces several disciples.  Chapter 2 is still very early in Jesus ministry.  His mother knew of what He was capable, but few others were aware.  Jesus was not disrespecting His mother with His remarks, but was pointing out that it was not yet His time.  He was waiting for God’s time.  Nonetheless, Jesus did as His mother asked; He honored her request.  The author next records the cleaning out of the temple.  Confused?  Thought this happened later?  You are not alone.  Scholars have debated this for years, with different theories gaining and waining in popularity.  Regardless, Jesus was appalled that His Father’s house had become a common market!  This is a warning to all churches to remain focused on the Lord.  Jesus also predicts His death when confronted by the Pharisees.  The disciples would later remember His words after His death.

Focus Verses:  1:19-28  Why is this passage important?  What does it show?


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