My name is Timothy Utton and this website is my way of encouraging people in their faith.  One main way that is found on this website is through  a podcast called the Weekday Boost.  This podcast is meant to be a shot in the arm of encouragement throughout the work week.  I use a mix of devotional and inspirational materials through New Testament readings, spoken hymns, encouraging stories and prayer in under 10 minutes!  
In fact, there are some new changes for our second year of podcasts:

  • As there are 260 chapters in the New Testament and close to 260 Weekdays in the year, we will continue to read aprox. 1 chapter a day, starting at Matthew 1.
  • We will be reading from one translation, the Open English Bible as it is public domain and I can post the scripture in full on the website. 
  • Every Day of the Week will have a different focus.   

I pray that you are blessed through this work!

Weekday Boost January 19  

New Testament:  Matthew 10: 1- 20 from the Open English Bible Translation
Calling his twelve Disciples to him, Jesus gave them authority over foul spirits, so that they could drive them out, as well as the power of curing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness. 2 The names of the twelve apostles are these, First Simon, also known as Peter, and his brother Andrew; James the son of Zebedee, and his brother John; 3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax-gather; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; 4 Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot – the apostle who betrayed him. 

 5 These twelve Jesus sent out as his messengers, after giving them these instructions – “Do not go to the Gentiles, nor enter any Samaritan town, 6but make your way rather to the lost sheep of Israel. 7 On your way proclaim that the kingdom of heaven is at hand. 8 Cure the sick, raise the dead, make the lepers clean, drive out demons. You have received free of cost, give free of cost. 9 Do not provide yourselves with gold, or silver, or coins in your purses; 10 not even with a bag for the journey, or a change of clothes, or sandals, or even a staff; for the worker is worth his food. 11 Whatever town or village you visit, find out who is worthy in that place, and remain there until you leave. 12 As you enter the house, greet it. 13 Then, if the house is worthy, let your blessing rest on it, but, if it is unworthy, let your blessing return on yourselves. 14 If no one welcomes you, or listens to what you say, as you leave that house or that town, shake off its dust from your feet. 15 I tell you, the doom of the land of Sodom and Gomorrah will be more bearable in the day of judgment than the doom of that town. 
 16“Remember, I am sending you out as my messengers like sheep among wolves. So be as wise as snakes, and as blameless as doves. 17 Be on your guard against others, for they will betray you to courts of law, and scourge you in their synagogues; 18 and you will be brought before governors and kings for my sake so that you may witness for me before them and the nations. 19 Whenever they betray you, do not be anxious as to how you will speak or what you will say, for what you will say will be given you at the moment; 20 for it will not be you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father that speaks within you.

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Hymn for the Day: Go forth, ye heralds, in My Name 

Author: John Logan 

1 Go forth, ye heralds, in My Name, 
Sweetly the Gospel trumpet sound; 
The glorious jubilee proclaim, 
Where'er the human race is found. 

2 The joyful news to all impart, 
And teach them where salvation lies; 
With care bind up the broken heart, 
And wipe the tears from weeping eyes. 

3 Be wise as serpents, where you go, 
But harmless as the peaceful dove; 
With care bind up the broken heart, 
And wipe the tears from weeping eyes. 

4 Freely from Me ye have received, 
Freely, in love, to others give; 
Thus shall your doctrines be believed, 
And, by your labours, sinners live.

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