The Circuit Riders – The Saturday Morning Post

Today’s Passage – 1 Samuel 4 – 7 (Click on the references to listen to the audio – Click here to view the passage from Blue Letter Bible)

(Second Milers also read – Revelation 13 – 15; Proverbs 30; Psalms 146 – 150)

Read the “0330 Evening and Morning” devotion for today, by the late Charles Haddon Spurgeon.

Good morning. As the High Priest of Israel, Samuel followed a circuit of towns judging God’s people. Jesus was with His eleven apostles…

In America, back in the 1700’s and the 1800’s, the Methodists had preachers that would go from town to town preaching the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was something that the Methodists had done in England. As the settlements in America grew they would start churches. And just like Samuel they would spread the Word of God throughout America. The circuit riders were also known as saddlebag preachers. Everything they had, and needed, was carried in their saddle bags. They braved the elements, riding their horses through rain and snow. They knew the Lord would take care of them. We have circuit riders today called Evangelists. They also go from city to city, town to town with the Gospel. Paul wrote to Timothy…

But this message goes out to us also to do the work of an Evangelist. Our call is in all the Gospels. Besides Mark 16:15…

Even the wisest king Israel ever had (Solomon) wrote…

Pray for our circuit riders.


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Bob Fenton
Bob Fenton
15 days ago

Amen Pastor Ted. For those of us that go into the world to be a witness for the Lord ,sometimes we pray that the Lord will put someone in our path, or lead someone to me today.We don’t have to wait for the lord to put someone in are path they are already there,The unsaved are all around us ,the fields are plenty and bursting at seems. Like the post.

James Giroud
James Giroud
15 days ago

Back in the late 1700s and into the mid-1800s we had circuit riders from the western side of the state and Philadelphia come to Absecon (Absequon) and go north to Conovertown, Centreville ( Centerville), Leeds Point, and then to Port Republic. That was a common circuit back then.

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