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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for November 21, 2015

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SATURDAY, November 21

Revelation 22:21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all the saints. Amen.

Think about your favorite products, movies you love, television shows you watch—think about the stuff and information you consume. Each one has a brand, a tag line, a message it presents to the world. Billions of dollars are spent each year on marketing and branding. It’s amazing how a simple phrase or graphic can become associated with complex ideas and cultural phenomena.

When we think about Christianity—this brand of ours—is there a certain word or phrase that comes to mind? In the broader culture, many negative phrases are associated with Christianity. How can we change this?

The last sentence of the Bible is a great place to start. God’s grace for all captures the expansive nature of the good news of Jesus Christ. How can we live to bring this message to the world? How do we make this our brand?

PRAY for the Dioceses of Taranaki and Waikato (Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia)

Ps 107:33-43, 108:1-6(7-13) * 33; Isaiah 65:17-25; Revelation 22:14-21; Matthew 18:21-35

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