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Acts 16:1-10
Psalm 100:1-3, 5
John 15:18-21

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“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. Receive the Lord.

Prayer:  Father, may every day of the rest of my life be a sacrifice pleasing to You (see Rm 12:1).

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:  Two of Sarah’s five children accepted the call to enter into religious life.

Reference:  (For a related teaching on Every Mass Should Be Spirit-Filled, listen to, download or order our CD 49-1 or DVD 49 on our website.)

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