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Lesson From A Toothache

Our Daily Bread Cover June 2014

When I was a child I often had a toothache,” wrote C. S. Lewis in his classic book Mere Christianity. He continued, “and I knew that if I went to my mother she would give me something that would deaden the pain for that night and let me get to sleep. But I did not go to my mother—at least not till the pain became very bad. . . . I knew she would take me to the dentist the next morning. . . .  I wanted immediate relief from pain, but I could not get it without having my teeth set permanently right.”

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What Do We Want?

Our Daily Bread Cover June 2014

My friend Mary tells me that she doesn’t always sing all the words to the hymns and choruses in a church service. She says, “It doesn’t seem honest to sing, ‘All I want is Jesus’ when my heart wants many other things too.” I appreciate her honesty.

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The Careful Walk

Our Daily Bread Cover June 2014

One of my favorite places to visit in Jamaica is Ocho Rios, home of Dunn’s River Falls—a spectacle that never ceases to amaze. Water cascades down a long series of rocks as it makes its way to the Caribbean Sea. Adventurers can climb the falls, scrambling over rounded rocks on an invigorating trek to the top. The flowing water, the potentially slippery surface, and the steep angles make the going slow and a bit treacherous.

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Kangaroos And Emus

Our Daily Bread Cover June 2014

Two of Australia’s indigenous creatures, kangaroos and emus, have something in common—they seldom move backward. Kangaroos, because of the shape of their body and the length of their strong tail, can bounce along with forward movement, but they cannot shift easily into reverse. Emus can run fast on their strong legs, but the joints in their knees seem to make backward movement difficult. Both animals appear on Australia’s coat of arms as a symbol that the nation is to be ever moving forward and making progress.

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Quest For Stolen Treasure

Our Daily Bread Cover May 2014

In J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, the dwarfs gathered to go up against Smaug, the fierce dragon, to retrieve their stolen treasure. In spite of the dangerously frightening quest, Balin, the dwarfs’ second-in-command, expressed confidence in Thorin: “There is one I could follow. There is one I could call King.” His commitment to the mission, as dangerous as it was, was empowered by his confidence in his leader.

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18 thoughts on “Quest For Stolen Treasure

  1. jimhart76 says:

    As a child, I would talk in my sleep in a language unknown to my mother. Now, as an adult, I still do, but I understand that it is a spiritual attack or warnings. It reassures me that Jesus loves and still with me.

  2. happy93111 says:

    when i was 17years old, my friend presented the Gospel to me. From that time i have been worshiping the Lord. If the friend didn’t witness for Christ…. i am not sure that i go to church every weekend like today. Like this, i think someone need to meet someone who is willing to talk about Christ. If a christian don’t want to present gospel, he or she owes that.

    1. cmauley says:

      The responsibility of every christian is to evangelize every man and women of this Earth. Unfortunately sometimes , we do not understand really what it means God. May God open our eyes to know exactly rescuing the soul from hands’Devil.

  3. evejohnson says:

    I loved this, the treasure of lost souls. It gives me a different perspective on seeking out the lost!

  4. princessdee says:

    Father, please give us the grace to be fishers of men.Help us to know when to win souls for your kingdom.We desire to be wise oh Lord.Prov 11:30b says..and he that winneth souls is wise.

  5. kochd says:

    Anyone know what happened to Andrew? Did he miss his calling? So often I want to engage the lost but like the above statement says intimidation and fear often prevent me or us from presenting the Gospel. The lost are everywhere and the harvest is plenty. I pray God will help me to be bold in my relationship with him no matter what the cost or what people may think of me.

    1. eternallyhis says:

      kochd, I hope you get to read this, as I can relate with you when remembering the intimidation and fear that came at me when I first tried witnessing for Christ. All praise to God for giving me three separate visions of certain people in my life in that great lake of fire. The fear of my loved ones (or anyone)ending up in such hell was so great that it overcame all of my fears of witnessing. I started by writing letters to family and close friends, according to whomever I was led to write. I also read of how others witnessed, and I prayed God would fill me with His Holy Spirit and His Supernatural Love for people and I just started blurting things out, such as the question, ‘if you died today would you go to heaven?’ If the person said ‘yes,’ I would ask them how they knew, just to be sure they were trusting in Christ. If they said they didn’t know, I would share the message of salvation by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ. However, it was after I was led to be baptized in the Holy Ghost that I experienced the power and grace to witness to strangers on the street, or in the supermarket, wherever, whenever God would lead. Anyhow, I hope you get to read this and that something in it will help you. Just keep in mind, the enemy (Satan) is the one who tries to prevent us from witnessing for Christ, but we can be sure that “…greater is He that is in us, than he that is in the world.” Maybe I will post this comment in tomorrows section also, since I’m posting it so late tonight. God’s blessings upon you.

  6. jjflowers says:

    Pastor Jeremiah Flowers- we must reach the lost for Jesus, for those who are found its time to go find someone that is lost. Luke 19:1-10

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