Daily Topic for December 01, 2017

Luke 9:1-2, 16-17 RSV
And he called the 12 together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to preach the Kingdom of God and to heal. ... And taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven and blessed and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd. And all ate and were satisfied.

Jesus gave his authority to His disciples to cast out the demons and cure the diseases; so they did! Jesus gave five loaves and two fish to His disciples to feed 5,000 hungry men plus women and children; so they did!

Pray for Libya’s harvesters and their senders and intercessors to complete the harvest under his authority accompanied by these same miracles!

Missionary Biography, Greg Livingstone

by KC

Would you expect a boy born out of wedlock in 1940 and shuffled from one foster home to another to become a key missionary statesman? Not many people would bet that Greg Livingstone would amount to anything, given his unfortunate beginnings. But God is in this kind of business!
Greg Livingstone was born from an affair between a nightclub dancer and a Jewish Harvard graduate. When she became pregnant, it was clear that no one wanted the baby, and abortions were hard to get at that time. But there was one who wanted this baby, the one who declared, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew[a] you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” (Jer 1:5, NIV).
Greg lived with several different foster families and relatives first in Boston, then in San Diego, and Aspen, Colorado.
At 16, he asked Judy Ringle to go to a movie with him, but she only agreed to go to the theater with him Sunday morning instead—where the Baptist church was gathered. Judy’s parents invited him to dinner, gave him a Gospel of John challenging him to ask God to show him if it was true. Greg discovered Jesus was still alive and had taken up residence within him.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for the Lord to take those scorned by the world and use them for his purposes.

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