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<< Saturday, May 8, 1999 >>
 
Acts 16:1-10
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Psalm 100 John 15:18-21
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DAILY BREAD

 
"The congregations grew stronger in faith and daily increased in numbers." —Acts 16:5
 

The early Church grew in numbers daily. "Day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved" (Acts 2:47). The early Church grew daily because:

  • "They went to the temple area together every day, while in their homes they broke bread" (Acts 2:46).
  • "Day after day, both in the temple and at home, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news of Jesus the Messiah" (Acts 5:42).
  • "Each day they studied the Scriptures" (Acts 17:11).
  • They encouraged "one another daily" (Heb 3:13).
  • They denied themselves and took up their crosses each day (Lk 9:23).
  • They faced "death every day" for love of Jesus and in hope of the resurrection (see 1 Cor 15:31).

The Lord promises to give us daily bread (Mt 6:11) if we will live in Him daily (see Jn 15:5). Receive your daily bread.

 
Prayer: Father, may every day of the rest of my life be a sacrifice pleasing to You.
Promise: "The reason it hates you is that you do not belong to the world. But I chose you out of the world." —Jn 15:19
Praise: Father Ron uses his carpentry and electrical skills to make his poor, inner-city parish more hospitable to the elderly. He has been able to bring several new senior citizens into his parish.
 
 
 
Nihil obstat: Reverend Ralph J. Lawrence, October 9, 1998
Imprimatur: †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, October 17, 1998
 
The Nihil obstat and Imprimatur are a declaration that a book or pamphlet is considered to be free from doctrinal or moral error. It is not implied that those who have granted the Nihil obstat and Imprimatur agree with the contents, opinions, or statements expressed.
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