April 2

DAILY READINGS: Leviticus 9:1-24; Psalms 109:1-110:7; Mark 1:21-45

She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins. Matthew 1:21

Are you being dragged down by the passions and power of sin? You’ve tried so often to change, to be free from those
lifelong habits, which have made your life such a mess? The Lord Jesus died and rose again, not only to bring you
forgiveness, but to save you from your sins. If you will turn to Him in repentance and faith, you will become a new person in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). —David Croudace

Would you be free from your burden of sin?
There’s power in the blood, power in the blood.
Would you o’er evil a victory win?
There’s wonderful power in the blood. —L. E. Jones

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Leviticus 9:1-24; Psalms 109:1-110; Mark 1:21-45

The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit. Psalm 34:18, NKJV

John M. Moore, the writer of the beloved hymn “Burdens Are Lifted At Calvary”, includes these words in the hymn, “Jesus is very near”. The Scriptures talk of the benefits of being near to Christ—even in hard situations. Peter, after he denied knowing Jesus, looked upon the Lord and wept. The repentant thief on the cross, facing his imminent death, was close enough to ask the Lord to remember him when He came into His kingdom. In both cases the Lord forgave them and loved them. Is your heart aching? Does your situation seem hopeless? Dear friend, Jesus is very near. —Bob Cretney

Troubled soul, the Saviour can feel, every heartache and tear.
Burdens are lifted at Calvary, Jesus is very near. —John M. Moore