05 September: The First MMS

I didn’t grow up with mobile phones and SMS texts, but today’s chapter shows an MMS – a mobile messaging service that’s 2,000 years old!

READ ACTS 1   Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.


I’m amazed at how my girls are so clever in Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook. I’m astounded, for example, that someone can have an idea like AirBnB, set up a website, and word about it just spreads through social media right across the globe! So, what catches my attention in today’s chapter, is that the story, which seemed doomed to fail yesterday, isn’t over. [v6-7] The Creator God’s long-range Masterplan is now revealed and accomplished. However, a mobile messaging service was needed, and it was to start with the prophet Joel’s vision [v5]…

“And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people…Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days.” [Joel 2:28-29]

The seed that fell to the ground and died [v1-2], has now sprung into vibrant life! [v3] And, like the spores of a dandelion caught in the wind, the scattered sheep[a], empowered now by wind of God’s Holy Spirit[b], are commissioned as our Maker’s mobilized messaging service. [v4-8] However, this message of the Creator’s Good News wasn’t to be confined to just one nation.[c] It was to go out to the ends of the earth, in order to fulfil His ancient promise Abraham.[d]  So, at a moment when his disciples were feeling awful about their own behaviour, and right when they thought HIStory was broken beyond repair, a new creation was in the making. This is where Love’s work begins…

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But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.

Wanting to speak with the world’s Greatest Master Planner? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[e]


   1.   Praise: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …”

You are my praise and You are my God! You’ve done great and awesome things for me that I’ve seen with my own eyes. [Deuteronomy 10:21]

   2.   Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”

  • The World: Pray for God’s GRACE on Morocco[f]
  • Your Country: Victims of Crimes without Justice
  • Yourself: An Eternal Perspective
  • Your concerns for today
Father God, please help me to be obedient to Your voice when Jesus said: “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” [Mark 16:15]

   3.   Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”

When I’m defeated because I’ve sinned against You, and if I turn to You again, confess Your Name, pray to You, then please hear in heaven, Lord. Forgive me of my sin and bring me back to the place where You reside. [1 Kings 8:33-34]

   4.   Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but delivers us from evil.”

Save Your people and bless Your inheritance. Be my shepherd also, and carry me forever! [Psalm 28:9]

 “For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory now and forever. Amen!”

When questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, Jesus spoke what was previously written in God’s Word.[g] So, the final section on this page is about memorizing the script through 10 topics. Following these will help you learn 52 portions from the bible in a year!  THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Prayer

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you.” [Matthew 7:7]

[a] Zechariah 13:7

[b] John 3:5-8

[c] John 3:16

[d] Genesis 12:3b

[e] Matthew 6:5-15

[f] http://www.operationworld.org/country/moro/owtext.html

[g] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31

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