An Interesting Link Between Two Great Evangelists

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 Saint Patrick was an evangelical preacher and is often said to be a man of One Book! He never appeals to the authority of any creed, ecclesiastical leader or council, but in his writings, few as they are, he quotes from 113 scriptures. It has been commented that from his constant emphasis on the Bible, that Patrick sounded like a 5th century Billy Graham, “ The Bible says, the Bible says.”

It is interesting to note here that Billy Graham is of Scotch Irish descent and his ancestors came from County Down and County Antrim in Northern Ireland where Patrick built his first church.

The Providence of God


After six years of captivity as a slave in Ireland Patrick escapes and returns to his family in Scotland. But something wonderful had happened to Patrick because of his conversion to Christ – he did not hate the Irish, but instead he had a love for them.

He had seen the Druids in Ireland controlling the people, encouraging them to worship sacred trees, stones and even the sun itself. The Lord spoke to Patrick in a dream in which he heard, “ The voice of the Irish…We beg you, Holy boy, come and walk among us again.” He began to prepare for ministry to return to Ireland even though his family tried to persuade him not to.

In His providence God provided a way of escape for Patrick. He is also faithful to provide a way for you.

1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man:but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

Spiritual Tests

Taking a spiritual test today? Your Great Teacher is in the classroom with you and watching over you in a silent presence. Just as He was with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in their fiery furnace when Nebuchadnezzar declared “Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God” Daniel 3:22


1 Peter 1:6-8 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory

Saint Patrick – Truth or Legend? 


Being an Ulster Scot, sometimes known as Scotch-Irish, who was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, and grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland, I’ve always been interested in unveiling the truth of the life of the man known as Saint Patrick. What we know is based on three authentic writings he left behind.

  1. His confession
  2. His letter to his friend Coroticus
  3.  A hymn known as his breastplate.

I want to give you a revealing fact each day you may not know leading up to March 17th. which is the anniversary of his death.

Did you know that Saint Patrick was not even an Irishman?

His parents were Britons and Patrick was born near Dumbarton on the river Clyde in Scotland.

The Law of Multiplication for His Kingdom.

Dear Father

I pray today that the seed which you have placed in me will grow to fruition in my life, and that the seed will multiply as my life bears the fruit of the spirit that I may have seeds to give life to others.

Others cannot be influenced by or see the seed, but they can see the fruit. Help me, this day to walk and grow in a way that others may see your life in me.

Dear Child,

You cannot sow seed in others’ lives if there is no fruit in your life. The law of the universe is to bear seed after its own kind. If there is life in a seed, it will grow, blossom and bear fruit, which is filled with seeds after its own kind.  

There is resurrection life in the seed which I have planted in you, yield that it might grow, blossom and bear fruit, that you may have spiritual seeds to give to others.

                                                Thus saith Papa

A seed that does not germinate, grow and bear fruit will remain only one seed. But if the seed which God planted in our lives does germinate, grow and mature to the fruit of the spirit we will have abundant seeds to sow into other’s lives which is the law of multiplication for His Kingdom. 

Genesis 1:11-12  And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

CHALLENGE: What seeds are you sowing into the lives of others by your words and actions?