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Petra Siq with view of Kazneh

Petra Siq with view of Kazneh

Red Sea with boat

The Red Sea with boat

Coin of Augustus

Coin of Augustus

A Relief of a Plowing Scene from the Roman Period

A Relief of a Plowing Scene from the Roman Period
A Relief of a Plowing Scene from the Roman Period




With a great crowd following Him, Jesus was on His way to Jerusalem for that final Passover. There were two cities named Jericho: the ruined old city and the new city about a mile away, built by Herod. This helps to explain how He could depart from Jericho (Matt. 20:29), draw near to Jericho (Luke18:35), and come and go out of Jericho all at the same time and still meet the two blind beggars (Matt. 20:30). Mark describes the healing of Bartimaeus, the more vocal of the two, just as he did the healing of one of the Gadarene demoniacs (5:2).

Wiersbe, Warren W. Wiersbe’s Expository Outlines on the New Testament. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1992. Print.

Ark of the Covenant

Ark of the Covenant
‎The Ark of the Covenant is a rectangular prism 2.5 cubits long, 1.5 cubits wide, and 1.5 cubits tall.

Prayer and a Request for Prayer

Dear Readers,  Pray for peace in CA where two police officers were shot; one died, and one is in surgery. Pray for all police officers that serve to protect and serve their communities even if they will have to pay the ultimate with their life. Let us pray for peace but without LOVE for each other, there can not be peace. In Jesus' name. Amen. - Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy

Connect the Testaments

July 29: When It’s Really Urgent
2 Samuel 20:1–21:22; 2 Peter 3:14–18; Psalm 146:1–10

The urgency of God’s work is easily lost on us. But to the early church, Jesus’ return seemed imminent. We get a sense of this urgency in Peter’s second letter, where he writes that every moment between now and when Jesus returns is a moment of grace; therefore, believers must work harder than ever to bring others to Christ and grow in their relationship with Him.

Peter remarks, “Therefore, dear friends, because you are waiting for [Christ to return], make every effort to be found in peace, spotless and unblemished in him. And regard the patience of our Lord as salvation” (2 Pet 3:14–15). God wants to see more people come to Him—that is why He has not returned. When we feel like Peter’s audience does, wondering why Jesus hasn’t returned, Peter’s explanation can help us refocus and remember that it’s not really about us; it’s about others.

The Christian life is marked by a focus on God and our neighbor…

Morning and Evening

Morning, July 29      Go To Evening Reading

         “Nevertheless, I am continually with thee.”
         —Psalm 73:23

“Nevertheless,”—As if, notwithstanding all the foolishness and ignorance which David had just been confessing to God, not one atom the less was it genuine and true that David was saved and accepted, and that the blessing of being constantly in God’s presence was undoubtedly his. Fully conscious of his lost estate, and of the deceitfulness and vileness of his nature, yet, by a glorious outburst of faith, he sings “Nevertheless I am continually with thee.” Believer, you are forced to enter into Asaph’s confession and acknowledgment, an endeavour in like spirit to say “nevertheless, since I belong to Christ I am continuallywith God!” By this is meant continually upon his mind, he is always thinking of me for my good. Regularly before his eye;—the eye of the Lord never sleepeth, but is perpetually watching over my welfare. Continually in his hand, so that none shall be a…

My Utmost for His Highest

July 29th
What do you see in your clouds?

Behold, He cometh with clouds. Rev. 1:7.

In the Bible, clouds are always connected with God. Clouds are those sorrows or sufferings or providences, within or without our personal lives, which seem to dispute the rule of God. It is by those very clouds that the Spirit of God is teaching us how to walk by faith. If there were no clouds, we should have no faith. ‘The clouds are but the dust of our Father’s feet.’ The clouds are a sign that He is there. What a revelation it is to know that sorrow and bereavement and suffering are the clouds that come along with God! God cannot come near without clouds. He does not come in bright shining.

It is not true to say that God wants to teach us something in our trials; through every cloud He brings, He wants us to unlearn something. God’s purpose in the cloud is to simplify our belief until our relationship to Him is exactly that of a child—God and my soul, other people are shadows. Until other people bec…

Thoughts for the Quiet Hour

July 29

  Ye are dead, and your life is hidden with Christ in God
        Col. 3:3
It is neither talent, nor power, nor gifts that do the work of God, but it is that which lies within the power of the humblest; it is the simple, earnest life hid with Christ in God.

F. W. Robertson

Hardman, Samuel G., and Dwight Lyman Moody. Thoughts for the Quiet Hour. Willow Grove, PA: Woodlawn Electronic Publishing, 1997. Print.