29 Apr Acts 4:12 (Are You Saved?) by Mark Nelson
“There is no salvation through anyone else, nor is there any other name under heaven given to the human race by which we are to be saved.” Acts 4:12 (full readings)
Mark’s Reflections: Perhaps you’ve been asked before, “Are you saved?” Most often the asker has good intentions and truly desires to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. As we spend so much time in the book of Acts this Easter Season, I can’t help but notice the passion and exuberance of the Apostles. Their lives had been CHANGED by a man named Jesus! They wanted to share how we too could be saved. I find myself asking if I have allowed Jesus to CHANGE MY LIFE recently? “Lord Jesus, reach deep into my heart, change me from the inside out. Allow me to know Your love and help me to share your love with those I encounter.” Check out this beautiful song by Ike Ndolo called We Are the Beggars. “We are the beggars showing the beggars where to be filled…”
* Mark Nelson and his wife Tracy have a little boy and reside in Sioux Falls, SD. Mark has been a Youth Minister since 2004 and currently works for Holy Spirit Parish in Sioux Falls, SD.
Faith Challenge: Have you allowed the love of the Risen Lord to penetrate deep into your heart lately? Ask Him to do so today.
Sr. Francelle’s Devotion: Feast of Divine Mercy “In 1931, Sr. Faustina, a Polish nun, had several visions of the Lord Jesus, in which He asked her, “Paint an image according to what you see, with the signature: Jesus, I trust in You. I want the first Sunday after Easter to be named Feast of Mercy.”
Our Prayers: Prayer to end abortion, Spiritual Adoption, Alpha Center, Peters family (JP). Add Prayers on our website. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, LIFE Runners, etc. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now. >
Feast Day: St. Catherine of Siena (d. 1380) “The value of her life for us today lies in her recognition of holiness as a goal to be sought over the course of a lifetime.”
Faith Quote: “Merit consists in the virtue of love alone, flavored with the light of true discretion without which the soul is worth nothing.” ~ St. Catherine of Siena
Peace of Christ,
* Pray/Fast: Prayer connects us with God’s will & His miracles, changing us & helping others. Fast from things that take your eyes off Jesus. Those who pray together stay together, and close to God!
* Save Unborn (& family): Abortion reality (images)…#1 death cause (23% pregnancies). Prov 24:11 & Jer 1:5. “A great poverty that a child must die that you might live as you wish.” Mother Teresa.
* Evangelize: Make room for unbelievers & re-evangelization of self, by way of prayer (relationship) and following Christ’s example of love (service/sacrifice/mercy). Matt 28:19.