Posts from January 2020

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January 30, 2020

by Bonnie Bailey

Just for Today Christ did not send me to Baptize but to Preach the Good News and not with clever speeches and High-sounding ideas, for fear the Cross of Christ would lose its power. I Corinthians 1:17 (Living) Paul went from persecuting the Christians to preaching the Good News of Jesus Christ.  His life is […]

Janury 29, 2020

by Bonnie Bailey

Just for Today I plead with you to be of one mind, united in thought and purpose,  I Corinthians 1:10b (Living) To “be of one mine” does not mean “to agree 100% of the time”.  It means that when a person, a family, or a church puts Jesus Christ First, Harmony comes!!  Learning to listen […]

January 28, 2020

by Bonnie Bailey

Just for Today Now, dear brothers and sisters, I appeal to you by the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ to stop arguing among yourselves.  Let there be real harmony so there won’t be divisions in the church.  I Corinthians 1:10a (Living) Even in the early church, there were divisions!!  Only by the indwelling of […]

January 27, 2020

by Bonnie Bailey

Just for Today Our Gospel reading on January 26 was from Matthew 4:12-23.  Read it several times. Following his temptation in the wilderness, Jesus began His ministry by calling His disciples. One day as Jesus was walking along the shore beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw 2 brothers, Peter and Andrew.  They were fishermen.  […]

January 25, 2020

by Bonnie Bailey

Just for Today Then Jesus went from  Galilee to the Jordan River to be Baptized by John.  But John did not want to Baptize Him,  “I am the one who needs to be baptized by you,” he said. But Jesus said, “It must be done, because we must do everything that is right.”  So then […]

January 24, 2020

by Bonnie Bailey

Just for Today I baptize with water them who turn form sin and turn to God. John baptized people as a sign the that they had ask God to forgive their sins and turn to  God.  Jesus was baptized by John before He began his ministry. PCUSA has two Sacraments:  Holy Communion and Baptism.  We […]

January 22, 2020

by Bonnie Bailey

Just for Today An elder must enjoy having guests in his home and must be able to teach.  An elder not be a heavy drinker or be violent.  An elder must be gentle, peace loving, and not a love of money.  I Timothy 3:2b-3 Hospitality is a spiritual gift.  Many of our classes and circles […]

January 21, 2020

by Bonnie Bailey

Just for Today It is a true saying that of someone wants to be an elder he must recognize the responsibility of service.  An elder must be a person  whose life cannot be spoken against.  He must be faithful in marriage.  He must exhibit self-control, live wisely and have a good reputation.  I Timothy 3:1-2a. […]

January 20, 2020

by Bonnie Bailey

Just for Today Yesterday, First  Presbyterian DeLand carried out two Bible responsibilities of the church:  The ordination /installation of elders and deacons as well as the Baptism of an infant. Both of these services are in the Bible as well as in our “Book of Order.”  There are many Bible references for both of these […]

January 19, 2020

by Bonnie Bailey

Just for Today O Lord, hear me  as I pray; pay attention to my groaning.  Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for I will never pray to anyone but you.  Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord.  Each morning I bring my request to you and wait expectantly.  Psalm […]