Friday April 12, 2024

Friday – April 12th – Revelation 22:16     -----    

22:16)  “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this message for the churches. I am both the source of David and the heir to his throne. I am the bright morning star.”
The Daily Walk Bible inspirational thought for today:

     Hello Friday! Yesterday I had us look ahead to the month of June, so today I will continue stretching your calendar options. The 2024 edition of SunRise Vacation Bible School is scheduled for the week of June 10th through June 14th from 9am -12 noon each day. This year the theme will by “Scuba – Diving Into Friendship With God”. VBS is a great opportunity for the whole family to be involved and to learn about God’s unparalleled love for us. Kids from 3 years old to 5th grade can register for $20 per child, youth volunteers register for $10, and adult volunteers are free. Friends, it takes a whole church family to make VBS an exciting and eventful time, which means there is a place for you to serve. To be part of the week of fun and activities go to the SunRise website or app “events” page and click on the VBS graphic. If you are unable to be here that week, don’t worry, we have a window (McClure hallway) full of supplies available for donation. Thanks!!

     In our pick verse today, John records the final words of Jesus confirming the authority of John to record and share this vision of end times. Here is the only time in scripture that the emphatic form “I, Jesus” appears. He confirms that the messenger of the vision was “my angel” and that it is the “testimony for the churches” given to John. In His final words, Jesus uses two terms that speak to His connection as being both fully human and fully divine. Frist, the “root of the offspring of David” states the fulfillment of the promised messianic descendant of David sitting on the throne forever. Second, “the bright Morning Star” appears only when night is almost over. Thus, the fulfillment of the divine work of God is now at hand. For the readers of John’s prophecy, both then, and through every generation since, the fulfillment of God’s promise stands as a symbol of hope for all who have placed their trust in Him.

   Pastor Jim
Saturday – April 13th – Revelation 22:17

*The Daily Walk Bible NLT: Explore God's Path to Life (p. 1386). Tyndale House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

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