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Wednesday, May 29 2024
from the Brisbane Revival Fellowship

Good morning all......

Only 217 days to the year 2025

Scripture Of The Day

Blessed [is] the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit [there is] no guile. Psalms 32:2.

Read The Bible In a Year

2 Chronicles 7-9; John 11:1-29.

Thoughts For The Day

There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.

He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals. 

Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.

Motivation For The Day

Let God have your life; He can do more with it than you can.

On This Day

1453 - Mohammad II, founder of the Ottoman Empire, captures the city of Constantinople which is later declared the Empire's capital.
1849 - Lincoln says "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time."
1886 - American pharmacist John Pemberton begins to advertise his patent medicine - Coca-Cola in Atlanta, Georgia.
1919 -  Charles Strite files patent for the automatic pop-up toaster.
1928 - Fritz von Opel reaches 200 kph in experimental rocket car.
1953 - New Zealand climber Sir Edmund Hillary and his sherpa Tenzing Norgay, become the first men to reach the summit of Mount Everest in the Himalayas. The news breaks in Britain on Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation Day, June 2nd.
1999 - US space shuttle Discovery becomes the first spacecraft to dock with the International Space Station still under construction in space.
2019 - World's smallest surviving baby, a girl, discharged from Sharp March Birch Hospital in San Diego after being born at 23 weeks weighing 8.6 ounces (245 grams).

Personal Story Of The Day

Solutions For Everything

An executive of the world's largest toy maker said, "We are such a machine in terms of what we deliver on an annual basis, that it doesn't allow time to think." In an effort to stimulate creativity, this company is taking selected employees out of corporate headquarters and encouraging them to think together in new ways. 

For instance, when asked to devise a method to prevent an egg from breaking if dropped from 14 feet, one group went beyond the conventional approach of trying to cushion its fall and created an egg bungee cord. 

What about us? Are our lives so focused on activity and production that we don't take time to think? In Paul's letter to the Philippians, he told them to meditate on things that are true, noble, just, pure, lovely, and of good report (4:8). What would happen if we began this kind of thinking together in our churches and homes? 

Might we discover creative, God given approaches to problems that seem to defy solution? Would our perspective on life undergo a radical change? "Meditate on these things" is a great command. Obeying it with our families and other believers could open doors of discovery for helping others, serving God, and living a full and joyful life. 

That is one of the great blessings that regular fellowship provides... now that's something to think about!

Jokes Of The Day

A Mexican bandit made a specialty of crossing the Rio Grande from time to time and robbing banks in Texas. Finally, a reward was offered for his capture, and an enterprising Texas ranger decided to track him down.

After a lengthy search, he traced the bandit to his favorite cantina, snuck up behind him, put his trusty six-shooter to the bandit's head, and said, "You're under arrest. Tell me where you hid the loot or I'll blow your brains out!"

But the bandit didn't speak English, and the Ranger didn't speak Spanish. Fortunately, a bilingual lawyer was in the saloon and translated the Ranger's message. The terrified bandit blurted out, in Spanish, that the loot was buried under the oak tree in back of the cantina.

"What did he say?" asked the Ranger.

The lawyer answered, "He said 'Get lost, Gringo. You wouldn't dare shoot me.'"


"I have good news and bad news," a defense attorney told his client.

"First the bad news. The blood test came back, and your DNA is an exact match with that found at the crime scene."

"Oh, no!" cried the client. "What's the good news?"

"Your cholesterol is only 3.5."


A blonde was complaining to her friend about constantly being called a dumb blonde. Her friend tells her "go do something to prove them wrong! Why don't you learn all the state capitals or something?" The blonde thinks this is a great idea, and locks herself up for two weeks studying.
The next party she goes to, some guy is making dumb blonde comments to her. She gets all indignant and claims, "I'm NOT a dumb blonde. In fact, I can name ALL the state capitals!"
The guy doesn't believe her, so she dares him to test her. He says "Okay, what's the Capital of Montana?"
The blonde tosses her hair in triumph and says, "That's easy! It's M!"


Riddle Of The Day

The more there is, the less you see.

Answer to Yesterday's Riddle
Paris starts with a P and ends with an E. Explain.
Paris starts with P, and the word "ends" starts with the letter E.

Devotional Thoughts Of The Day

Popular Choices Have Consequences

And though they found no cause of death in him, yet desired they Pilate that he should be slain. Acts 13:28. References from Mark 15:1-15. 

Jesus' trial before Pontius Pilate provided another opportunity for Him to talk His way out of trouble. Pilate was a mid level Roman official who had been appointed prefect of Judea (similar to a state premiers role and a high court judge, in one). He had been picked for this responsibility by Tiberius the Roman Emperor. His religious insensitivity and ruthless behaviour toward the Jews were well known. 

According to the Jewish historian Josephus, Pilate had offended the Jews when he allowed his troops to carry a Roman standard emblazoned with an idolatrous image. He had also hung golden shields inscribed with the names of pagan deities in the temple in Jerusalem. 

Jesus mentioned an instance when Pilate murdered several Galileans while they offered sacrifices (Luke 13:1). In view of this, it seems likely that Pilate's efforts to set Jesus free were motivated more by his dislike for the Sanhedrin than by any desire for genuine justice. Although Pilate had been granted nearly absolute power, the current climate of instability and his own troubled history with the Jews made him reluctant to act in Jesus' case without popular support. 

Jesus' response to Pilate's questioning did not make it any easier. Since Pilate would not have considered blasphemy sufficient grounds for capital punishment... but the religious leaders had accused Jesus of claiming to be king of the Jews, an allegation that the Roman government considered treasonous (v2). 

When Pilate asked directly whether this claim was true, Jesus gave an answer that might have been interpreted either way. The more recent translations eliminate the ambiguity implied in the original language. According to the Greek text, Jesus declared, 'You have said'. Why didn't Jesus simply say yes? The fact that He did not deny the claim was itself a form of assent. Pilate had given Him an opportunity to renounce their accusation and go free, but Jesus refused to compromise the truth in order to save Himself from suffering. 

Christ's answer seems designed to force Pilate to draw his own conclusions about Jesus. Instead, he proved to be more interested in satisfying the crowd than in discovering and acting upon the truth.

God Knows Who You Are

Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. Jeremiah 1:4-5. 

Those who know their geography well might know that the longest placename still in use is 

'Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapiki-maungahoronukupokaiwenuakitanatahu', a New Zealand hill. 

Or they might be aware that the full name of Los Angeles is El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula, which can be abbreviated to 3.63 percent of its size by simply calling it L.A. But no one can know a subject as well as God knows us.

When God revealed Himself to Jeremiah, it was with the assurance that He was acquainted with this Old Testament prophet more intimately than anyone else ever could be. God knew Jeremiah before he was formed in his mother's womb. Even before he was born, God had set him aside to fulfil the role of a prophet to the nations. He knew Jeremiah as a person and He knew what He had in store for him. In fact, there was nothing about Jeremiah and his situation that God didn't know. 

We also can believe with assurance that there is nothing about us or our lives that is beyond the knowledge of God. He even knows the exact number of hairs on our heads (Matt 10:30). He has mapped out a blueprint for our lives that may hold surprises for us, but not for Him. 

Like a master craftsman, He is shaping and moulding us to fit His plans. You need not be fearful about your future. God knows you intimately. He knows exactly the things to bring into your life and leave out of your life that will prepare you for the things He has prepared for you.

Facts Of The Day

If an object has no molecules, the concept of temperature is meaningless. That's why it's technically incorrect to speak of the "cold of outer space"... space has no temperature, and is known as a "temperature sink," meaning it drains heat out of things.

The Japanese word for chef, 'itamae', literally means "in front of the cutting board."


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Closing Thought

I am thankful for the alarm that wakes me in the morning, for it means I am alive!