YOUR DAILY DEVOTION FOR DECEMBER 22, 2014

CROSS COVER - BLOGPhilippians 1:21-23 (KJV) (21) For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. (22) But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not. (23) For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:

Paul’s only desire was to preach Jesus and Him crucified. The longer he lived, the longer he could live for, and preach Jesus Christ. He is saying, if he died, that it would be personal gain, but not for the work of God. Souls being saved, and lives being changed by the message of the sacrifice of Jesus, was the fruit of his labor. Paul went on to say, if he had to make a choice, he is not sure which he would choose. Paul is sharing with us a personal glimpse into his life, showing us where our hearts should be.

(Read 2 Corinthians 5:8)

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About Rev. Allen Smith

Rev. Allen Smith was born in the little town of Neoga, IL in 1951. He was saved at the early age of 12 years, and started preaching when he was just 15. He has been preaching and teaching now for 46 years. He has been a pastor for over 30 years of that time. Rev. Smith has been a featured speaker at camp-meetings and conventions down through the years. In addition, he spent 3 years as president of International Bible College and Seminary in DeSoto, Missouri, where he authored 9 different syllabi for the Seminary. Rev. Smith presently holds a Master’s Degree in Religious Education, a Doctor of Divinity Degree, and a Doctor of Theology Degree and has published several articles, in nationwide religious publications. From October of 1993 until July of 2010, Rev. Smith published a nation-wide Southern Gospel news magazine called SGN Scoops Digital. He is currently the founder and President of Lighthouse International Ministries which is a missionary outreach ministry. Rev. Smith’s first Kindle Edition book titled "Why?: Answering Questions About The Crucifixion" is currently available on Amazon.com. His newest Kindle Edition book, a daily devotional, titled "One Day At A Time" is also available on Amazon.com. Rev. Smith has not slowed down. He is currently writing his third Kindle Edition book, “The Sacrifice: The Only Way To God”.
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