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Good Day! Please take a moment to listen to WORD Of Life Noon Day Meditation with Wayne Vernon – July 8, 2020

Topic: Ministry Partners – Aristarchus

Scripture Reference: Acts 16:9-10; Acts 19:29 New International Version (NIV)

16  During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.”

10 After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready at once to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.

19  29 Soon the whole city was in an uproar. The people seized Gaius and Aristarchus, Paul’s traveling companions from Macedonia, and all of them rushed into the theater together.

Other Scripture Lookup: Acts 20:4; Acts 27:2; Colossians 4:10; Philemon 1:23-24

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Good Day! Please take a moment to listen to WORD Of Life Noon Day Meditation with Wayne Vernon – July 7, 2020

Topic: Ministry Partners – Trophimus

Scripture Reference: Acts 20:4 New International Version (NIV)

20  He was accompanied by Sopater son of Pyrrhus from Berea, Aristarchus and Secundus from Thessalonica, Gaius from Derbe, Timothy also, and Tychicus and Trophimus from the province of Asia.

Other Scripture Lookup: 2 Timothy 4:20; Acts 21:29

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Good Day! Please take a moment to listen to WORD Of Life Noon Day Meditation with Wayne Vernon – July 6, 2020

Topic: Ministry Partners – Tychicus

Scripture Reference: Acts 20:4 New International Version (NIV)

20  He was accompanied by Sopater son of Pyrrhus from Berea, Aristarchus and Secundus from Thessalonica, Gaius from Derbe, Timothy also, and Tychicus and Trophimus from the province of Asia.

Other Scripture Lookup: Colossians 4:7-9; Ephesians 6:21; 2 Timothy 4:12; Titus 3:12

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Good Day! Please take a moment to listen to WORD Of Life Noon Day Meditation with Wayne Vernon – July 2, 2020

Topic: Ministry Partners

Scripture Reference: Acts 20 1-6 New International Version (NIV)

20  When the uproar had ended, Paul sent for the disciples and, after encouraging them, said goodbye and set out for Macedonia.

He traveled through that area, speaking many words of encouragement to the people, and finally arrived in Greece,

where he stayed three months. Because some Jews had plotted against him just as he was about to sail for Syria, he decided to go back through Macedonia.

He was accompanied by Sopater son of Pyrrhus from Berea, Aristarchus and Secundus from Thessalonica, Gaius from Derbe, Timothy also, and Tychicus and Trophimus from the province of Asia.

These men went on ahead and waited for us at Troas. But we sailed from Philippi after the Festival of Unleavened Bread, and five days later joined the others at Troas, where we stayed seven days.

Other Scripture Lookup: Acts 19

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Good Day! Please take a moment to listen to WORD Of Life Noon Day Meditation with Wayne Vernon – July 1, 2020

Topic: Ministry Partners – Gaius

Scripture Reference: Romans 16:23 New International Version (NIV)

16  23 Gaius, whose hospitality I and the whole church here enjoy, sends you his greetings.

Other Scripture Lookup: John 4:35-38; Luke 10:2-4

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Good Day! Please take a moment to listen to WORD Of Life Noon Day Meditation with Wayne Vernon – June 30, 2020

Topic: Ministry Partners – Luke

Scripture Reference: Acts 1:1; Acts 16 New International Version (NIV)

 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach.

16  Paul came to Derbe and then to Lystra, where a disciple named Timothy lived, whose mother was Jewish and a believer but whose father was a Greek

The believers at Lystra and Iconium spoke well of him.

Paul wanted to take him along on the journey, so he circumcised him because of the Jews who lived in that area, for they all knew that his father was a Greek.

As they traveled from town to town, they delivered the decisions reached by the apostles and elders in Jerusalem for the people to obey.

So the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew daily in numbers.

Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia,having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia.

When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to.

So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas.

During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedoniastanding and begging him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.”

10 After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready at once to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.

11 From Troas we put out to sea and sailed straight for Samothrace, and the next day we went on to Neapolis.

12 From there we traveled to Philippi, a Roman colony and the leading city of that district of Macedonia. And we stayed there several days.

13 On the Sabbath we went outside the city gate to the river, where we expected to find a place of prayer. We sat down and began to speak to the women who had gathered there.

14 One of those listening was a woman from the city of Thyatiranamed Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message.

15 When she and the members of her household were baptized, she invited us to her home. “If you consider me a believer in the Lord,” she said, “come and stay at my house.” And she persuaded us.

16 Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a female slave who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling.

17 She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.”

18 She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so annoyed that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” At that moment the spirit left her.

19 When her owners realized that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to face the authorities.

20 They brought them before the magistrates and said, “These men are Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar

21 by advocating customs unlawful for us Romans to accept or practice.”

22 The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas, and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten with rods.

23 After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully.

24 When he received these orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks.

25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.

26 Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose.

27 The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped.

28 But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!”

29 The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas.

30 He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.”

32 Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house.

33 At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his household were baptized.

34 The jailer brought them into his house and set a meal before them; he was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God—he and his whole household.

35 When it was daylight, the magistrates sent their officers to the jailer with the order: “Release those men.”

36 The jailer told Paul, “The magistrates have ordered that you and Silas be released. Now you can leave. Go in peace.”

37 But Paul said to the officers: “They beat us publicly without a trial, even though we are Roman citizens, and threw us into prison. And now do they want to get rid of us quietly? No! Let them come themselves and escort us out.”

38 The officers reported this to the magistrates, and when they heard that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens, they were alarmed.

39 They came to appease them and escorted them from the prison, requesting them to leave the city.

40 After Paul and Silas came out of the prison, they went to Lydia’s house, where they met with the brothers and sisters and encouraged them. Then they left.

Other Scripture Lookup: Colossians 4:14; 2 Timothy 4:11; Philemon 1:23-24

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Good Day! Please take a moment to listen to WORD Of Life Noon Day Meditation with Wayne Vernon – June 29, 2020

Topic: Ministry Partners – Apollos

Scripture Reference: Acts 18:24-28 New International Version (NIV)

18  24 Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures.

25 He had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and he spoke with great fervor and taught about Jesus accurately, though he knew only the baptism of John.

26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately. 

27 When Apollos wanted to go to Achaia, the brothers and sisters encouraged him and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him. When he arrived, he was a great help to those who by grace had believed.

28 For he vigorously refuted his Jewish opponents in public debate, proving from the Scriptures that Jesus was the Messiah.

Other Scripture Lookup: 1 Corinthians 1:12; 1 Corinthians 4:6; 1 Corinthians 16:12; Titus 3:13

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Good Day! Please take a moment to listen to WORD Of Life Noon Day Meditation with Wayne Vernon – June 26, 2020

Topic: Ministry Partners – Priscilla and Aquila

Scripture Reference: Acts 18:18-27 New International Version (NIV)

18  18 Paul stayed on in Corinth for some time. Then he left the brothers and sistersand sailed for Syria, accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila. Before he sailed, he had his hair cut off at Cenchreae because of a vow he had taken.

19 They arrived at Ephesus, where Paul left Priscilla and Aquila. He himself went into the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews.

20 When they asked him to spend more time with them, he declined.

21 But as he left, he promised, “I will come back if it is God’s will.” Then he set sail from Ephesus.

22 When he landed at Caesarea, he went up to Jerusalem and greeted the church and then went down to Antioch.

23 After spending some time in Antioch, Paul set out from there and traveled from place to place throughout the region of Galatia and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples.

24 Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures. 25 He had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and he spoke with great fervor[a] and taught about Jesus accurately, though he knew only the baptism of John. 26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately.

27 When Apollos wanted to go to Achaia, the brothers and sisters encouraged him and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him. When he arrived, he was a great help to those who by grace had believed. 28 For he vigorously refuted his Jewish opponents in public debate, proving from the Scriptures that Jesus was the Messiah.

Other Scripture Lookup: Acts 20:34; Romans 16:3 1 Corinthians 16:19; 1 Timothy 4:19

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Good Day! Please take a moment to listen to WORD Of Life Noon Day Meditation with Wayne Vernon – June 25, 2020

Topic: Ministry Partners – Timothy

Scripture Reference: Acts 16:1-5 New International Version (NIV)

16  Paul came to Derbe and then to Lystra, where a disciple named Timothy lived, whose mother was Jewish and a believer but whose father was a Greek.

The believers at Lystra and Iconium spoke well of him.

Paul wanted to take him along on the journey, so he circumcised him because of the Jews who lived in that area, for they all knew that his father was a Greek.

As they traveled from town to town, they delivered the decisions reached by the apostles and elders in Jerusalem for the people to obey.

So the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew daily in numbers.

Other Scripture Lookup: 2 Corinthians 1:1; 1 Timothy 1:18; 1 Timothy 6:20; 2 Timothy 1:2; Philemon 1; Hebrew 13:23; 1 Corinthian 16:10; 1 Timothy 4:14; 2 Timothy 1:6; 2 Timothy 1:5

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Good Day! Please take a moment to listen to WORD Of Life Noon Day Meditation with Wayne Vernon – June 24, 2020

Topic: Ministry Partners – Timothy

Scripture Reference: Acts 15:40-42; Acts 16:1-5 New International Version (NIV)

15 40 but Paul chose Silas and left, commended by the believers to the grace of the Lord.

41 He went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.

16  Paul came to Derbe and then to Lystra, where a disciple named Timothy lived, whose mother was Jewish and a believer but whose father was a Greek.

The believers at Lystra and Iconium spoke well of him.

Paul wanted to take him along on the journey, so he circumcised him because of the Jews who lived in that area, for they all knew that his father was a Greek.

As they traveled from town to town, they delivered the decisions reached by the apostles and elders in Jerusalem for the people to obey.

So the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew daily in numbers.

Other Scripture Lookup: 1 Timothy 4:14

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Good Day! Please take a moment to listen to WORD Of Life Noon Day Meditation with Wayne Vernon – June 23, 2020

Topic: Ministry Partners – Silas

Scripture Reference: Acts 15:22; Acts 16:32 New International Version (NIV)

15 22 Then the apostles and elders, with the whole church, decided to choose some of their own men and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They chose Judas (called Barsabbas) and Silas, men who were leaders among the believers.

16 32 Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house. 33 At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his household were baptized. 34 The jailer brought them into his house and set a meal before them; he was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God—he and his whole household.

35 When it was daylight, the magistrates sent their officers to the jailer with the order: “Release those men.” 36 The jailer told Paul, “The magistrates have ordered that you and Silas be released. Now you can leave. Go in peace.”

Other Scripture Lookup: 2 Corinthians 1:19; 1 Thessalonians 1 1; 2 Thessalonians 1; 1 Peter 5:12

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Good Day! Please take a moment to listen to WORD Of Life Noon Day Meditation with Wayne Vernon – June 22, 2020

Topic: Ministry Partners – John Mark

Scripture Reference: Acts 12:25 New International Version (NIV)

12 25 And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled their ministry, and took with them John, whose surname was Mark.

Other Scripture Lookup: Acts 13:4-5; Acts 13:13; Acts 15:38; Colossians 4:10; 2 Timothy 4:11; Philemon 1:24; 1 Peters 5:13

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Good Day! Please take a moment to listen to WORD Of Life Noon Day Meditation with Wayne Vernon – June 18, 2020

Topic: Ministry Partners

Scripture Reference: Ephesians 4:11-16 New International Version (NIV)

411 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

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Good Day! Please take a moment to listen to WORD Of Life Noon Day Meditation with Wayne Vernon – June 17, 2020

Topic: Implications of the Redemptive work of Jesus Christ

Scripture Reference: Ephesians 6:18 New International Version (NIV)

6 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

19 Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassadorin chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.

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Good Day! Please take a moment to listen to WORD Of Life Noon Day Meditation with Wayne Vernon – June 16, 2020

Topic: Implications of the Redemptive work of Jesus Christ

Scripture Reference: Ephesians 6:18 New International Version (NIV)

6 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

Other Scripture Lookup: Ephesians 6:10; John 4:23-24

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Good Day! Please take a moment to listen to WORD Of Life Noon Day Meditation with Wayne Vernon – June 15, 2020

Topic: The Armor of God

Scripture Reference: Ephesians 6:10-18 New International Version (NIV)

6 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.

11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,

15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.

16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit,which is the word of God.

18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

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Good Day! Please take a moment to listen to WORD Of Life Noon Day Meditation with Wayne Vernon – June 12, 2020

Topic: Third Pair of Relationship

Scripture Reference: Ephesians 6:9 New International Version (NIV)

6 And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him.

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Good Day! Please take a moment to listen to WORD Of Life Noon Day Meditation with Wayne Vernon – June 11, 2020

Topic: Your really serving Christ

Scripture Reference: Ephesians 6:5-8 New International Version (NIV)

6 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ.

Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart.

Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people,

because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free.

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Good Day! Please take a moment to listen to WORD Of Life Noon Day Meditation with Wayne Vernon – June 10, 2020

Topic: Mystical Union in the family

Scripture Reference: Ephesians 6:4- New International Version (NIV)

6 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

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Good Day! Please take a moment to listen to WORD Of Life Noon Day Meditation with Wayne Vernon – June 9, 2020

Topic: Mystical Union in the family

Scripture Reference: Ephesians 6:1-4 New International Version (NIV)

6 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

“Honor your father and mother”which is the first commandment with a promise

“so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”

Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

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