2 Kings 10:32-12:21, Acts 18:1-21, Psalms 145:1-21, Proverbs 18:1
Today is the 27th day of June. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It’s great to be here with you today as we take the final steps of the month of June and the next step in our adventure through the Scriptures this year. We’re reading from the book of 2 Kings in our Old Testament reading and we’ll pick up where we left off yesterday. 2 Kings 10:32-12:21. We’re reading from the God’s Word translation this week.
Okay. So, in the book of Acts, we are clearly following the Apostle Paul at this point. We began the book of Acts following the Apostle Peter and then it transitions and we follow the Apostle Paul on his missionary journeys. And so we’re traveling around with Paul as new churches are being planted and we’re seeing that they’re being opposed and Paul is being opposed pretty much wherever he goes. Probably because of the way that he operates. He’ll go into a town and go to a synagogue and be among the Jewish people and share the story. Usually that causes great disruption and some people are on board and some people are not on board. And then those who are not on board really stir up trouble, which leads to lots of persecution for Paul and lots of being on the run. He’s in Corinth in our reading today where he spent a year and a half and kind of did the same thing but then finally got thrown out of the synagogue and just moved next door. Just moved next door and set up shop and continued to speak the word about Jesus, the good news, the gospel. And it just gives us such a glimpse into the times when the gospel first began to be taught. And we will continue to follow this story all the way back to Jerusalem where things will take a change. And Paul’s ministry will actually become more influential and powerful in some very counter-intuitive ways.
Father, we thank You for Your word and we thank You for all of the lives that are represented in it, all of the choices that were made, all of the roads that were chosen. We thank You for Your Holy Spirit’s guidance on the roads that we are choosing and the paths that we are walking down. And we pray along with the Psalmist today we will highly praise You God, the king. We will bless Your name forever and ever. We will bless You every day. May we be a blessing to You today Lord. We will praise Your name forever and ever. You are great. You should be highly praised. Your greatness is unsearchable. And yet You love us as children. So, come Holy Spirit into this day. May we bless You. May Your heart be glad and smile as we move through this day together. In Jesus name. Amen.
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Community Prayer and Praise:
Hey everybody. This is Pelham from Cahaba Heights. It’s the tiny little city inside of Birmingham that I live in, a little hamlet of Cahaba Heights. I’m calling today because today’s show the day that Ozzie J. in Japan. And you experienced a 6.1 earthquake. And five people died at the epicenter. And I want you to know, my thoughts are with you. I’m honored to hear from you. You’re doing an amazing thing Ozzie. I’m praying for you. I’m honored to pray for you. Michael from North Georgia and Sandy, your wife is sick and she’s coughing up blood clots. She’s in North Georgia right now you said. This was on the 23rd. If she’s still there, she’s still there and she’s right where she supposed to be. The cardiologist doesn’t agree with the lung doctor. Let’s take this thing up to another physician. You asked. I hear you. I know a better physician. I know the one that gave those doctors the ability to argue with each other over what’s wrong. He’s the physician. So, I’m going to pray that he does what he knows…
I am Jonah and
I am Daniel
I am Thomas, Job, Laban and Nathaniel
I am Peter I am Paul I am a fitful ship I’m __ and Saul
I am all of the above yet I’m still uniquely me
Struggling every day to be the best that I can be
And just like all the above-mentioned men
Full of power and purpose but struggling within
Every blade of grass is different just like every leaf on every tree
Your uniquely you and I’m uniquely me
Yet in many ways all of us are the same
Trying to get to heaven on the strength of Jesus’ name
And every single one of us was created in God’s image
He gave us all the measure of faith and every day we scrimmage
Fighting hard to do what is right
Surrounded by darkness seeking the light
And sometimes were weak and sometimes were strong
Sometimes where right and sometimes wrong
But we still have to struggle every day to do what is right
God’s word and the spirit will strengthen us when we fight the good fight
All of us want to hear well done when we’ve finished the race
That’s when we come to the realization that it was only by grace
Blessed assurance Jesus is mine
If you just hold on tightly to that one thought everything else will be fine
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Good morning DAB family. It’s Sunday morning. I don’t even know what today is, June something. Anyway, the reason I’m calling is for Keisha. Keisha you broke my heart the other day. First of all, I too am proud of you that you called because the evil one wanted to keep you down and keep you away from other believers praying for you and encouraging you. My daughter has the self-esteem problem. Even in her separation from her husband now she has voiced that to me. I was in my 30s or early 40s when I realized that God made me who I am. God is not surprised at the struggles that I have. God is not surprised when I gain weight or lose weight. He’s not surprised when I am so depressed that I don’t want to talk to anyone, but He made us perfect. Psalm 139 his mine. I own it. It’s mine. And I pray that you find a verse that speaks to you so clearly that every time you hear it or every time you have a thought that that first comes to mind. Father God, I pray this for her and for anyone else that is in that same struggle. In Jesus’ precious name and by His power, by His stripes we are healed. Amen.
Hello. This is Not Shaken. I had just left prayer not too long ago and it was so long that every time in the past I’ve ever left a prayer I’ve always felt like I put it out there and that was good and that was done but I did not…there’s no way to tell anyone how awful this is. And it’s so hard to, in the first place, to have my son Brian here and the hate that he puts out toward me in particular. And all we do is help. We, for the sake of his daughters, we clean up after him in his room, their room that they share. And he just treats…I can’t say anything without him screaming vile profanity at me. And on the other hand I’m feeling so grateful that we do have his children and I just…there aren’t enough words to say what’s going on here. And he just need help. He needs to do what God wants to do for the sake of his girls __. Please pray for us. And I just…I have so much to say and I can’t come up with words. Thank you for your prayers.