17 October: The First Communist

If you think that Communism is a 20th Century thing, today’s chapter shows a 1st Century communism introduced by the first and greatest “commune-ist”…

READ GALATIANS 6  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 wonder what our families, societies, and governments would look like if we all expending ourselves, just as Jesus did, for the sake of the world! Incredibly, it was Jesus’ teaching on a system of thinking that brought about a culture within a people group, quite unlike anything the world had ever seen – the first, greatest and purest form of “commune-ism”.[a]

Through consolidation and change, Paul reiterates the same conscious awareness and commitment to community, in his letter to the Galatian Believers. True Followers of the Creator God are into restoration [v1]; carrying one-another’s burdens [v2]; remaining equal if not below others [v3-5]; sharing with those we’ve received from [v6]; working hard in our thinking and behaviour to foster social & behavioural reform [v7,8]; and, continual service. [v9,10] Together, we can change the story…

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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.

Finding is hard to speak with the One who made you to be like Him?[b] The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[c]


   1.   Praise: “Our Father in Heaven, how great is Your name! Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven…”

I praise You, God of Creation. Just as Moses prayed, I pray to You, show me Your glory! [Exodus 33:18]

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

  • The World: Post-genocide Rwandans[d]
  • Your Nation: Ministry to International students
  • Yourself: Needs of personal friends
  • Your concerns for today
Incline Your ear, O Lord, and answer me for a world of afflicted and needy people. [Psalm 86:1]

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

According to the terms which Your people from ancient times have taught us – and according to the verdict that they have told us – help me, Lord, to now do it. Help me not to turn aside from Your Word, which has been declare to me – not to the right nor to the left. [Deuteronomy 17:11]

   4.   Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one…”

Thank-you Father God, for providing us with a Great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God. Help me now to hold fast to our confession. [Hebrews 4:14]

“ For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory for ever and ever. Amen”

When questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, Jesus spoke what was previously written in God’s Word.[e] 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: Topic = Spiritual LIFE

“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever! Amen.” [2 Peter 3:18]

[a] Matthew 5:38-48

[b] Genesis 1:26-27

[c] Matthew 6:9-13

[d] http://www.operationworld.org/country/rwan/owtext.html

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

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