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Mick Dobra

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Bible Challenge 2009 - Week 29 - Very Late!

The Bible Knights Quest! - Bible Challenge 2009 - Week 29

Sunday --- Matthew 14
Monday --- Matthew 15
Tuesday --- Matthew 16
Wednesday --- Matthew 17
Thursday --- Matthew 18
Friday --- Matthew 19
Saturday --- Matthew 20

Knights and Ladies,

Sorry so late, the family fought the flu last week and over the weekend!

"Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;"
Matthew 10:37

It is a question we don't face in the free world (for now): "Deny Jesus or lose your children?"

Do I love my children so much that I would deny Jesus? Or, do I LOVE my children and my God enough to bear witness to Jesus, even unto separation from them or even unto death, so that my soul and hopefully their souls might be secure for eternity? Our brothers and sisters in restricted nations face this reality even today!

"On Sept. 21, [2009] Pastor Manuel was shot and killed by The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas in San Jose del Guaviare, Colombia, according to The Voice of the Martyrs contacts.

FARC guerrillas made an appointment with Pastor Manuel and his family. 'He thought they were going to authorize him to have a church officially, which he had discuss[ed] and asked [for] before,' said VOM contacts. 'One of them came in [the house] with the pastor’s wife, Gloria, and his daughter while the pastor was outside. He was shot five times.'

A FARC guerrilla who was in the house with the rest of the family yelled 'Make sure that dog stays dead,' referring to the pastor. The guerrillas then shot the pastor again, this time in the neck. Following the shooting, Pastor Manuel’s wife ran outside and cleaned his face. With the help of her children, she dragged his body under a tree. 'She ran and got her Bible and, shaking with tears, preached to all those who got near,' VOM contacts said. '[Her] 10-year-old son said "mum, don’t worry, dad died for Christ and now he is with Christ."'"

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{ Download The Bible Knights Quest! - Bible Challenge 2009 - Week 29 Devotional }

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
(2 Timothy 3:16-17)

A prayer for the use of Holy Scripture:

O Gracious God and most merciful Father, who has granted us the rich and precious jewel of Your holy word, assist us with Your Spirit, that it may be written in our hearts to our everlasting comfort, to reform us, to renew us according to Your own Image, to build us up, and to instruct us into the perfect building of Christlikeness, sanctifying and increasing in us all heavenly virtues. Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen.
(adapted from the “1599 Geneva Bible” Tolle Lege Press, 2006-2007)

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