FEBRUARY 25, 2021 – Life Is In The blood!

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Life Is In The blood! 

FEBRUARY 25, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Leviticus 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    Science has been able to do many marvelous things. They have transplanted a human heart to extend a person’s life. They have even had some success with a man-made mechanical heart, again extending life for a while. Yet, as of today, science and scientists have never created real blood. Do you know why? Blood needs to continually recreate and be refreshed from the bones in your body. Now I am not a scientist, but I can imagine where the continual recreation of new blood cells, every moment of every day, would cause a problem in creating blood.

    In today’s verse, God said life was in the blood. Over time many people have attempted, whether on purpose or inadvertently, to take the blood out of what they refer to as versions of the Bible, and out of many of our wonderful old Hymns. Yet God says life is in the blood. My friend, you can transplant all the organs you may want to, yet without blood there is no life, they are useless.

    What God said then is still true today. The blood still brings life. Blood not only sustains physical life but gives us eternal life as well. In the Old Testament, blood of animals was a temporary atonement for sin. However, the blood of Jesus on the cross of Calvary was the one time, permanent, never having to be renewed payment for all sin. Just as a body must be alive to restore and recreate blood, Jesus Christ is alive today to stand behind the blood He shed. It is still working, still washing away sin, and still bringing life to those who will accept the blood of Christ to cleans them from their sin.
   

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    The blood of Jesus permanently pays the price of our sin debt. If you have been washed in His blood, it is forever. If you have never accepted the blood of Christ for payment of your sin, today is a great day to do so. Ask Him to forgive you, come into your heart, and wash away all your sins. He promised He would. Don’t keep working on a dead body. Get new life from the blood of Jesus Christ.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  FEBRUARY 25, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Leviticus 17 – 18     /     Psalm 50     /     Proverbs 25     /     Luke 18

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Leviticus 20- 22           /    Mark 3

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Hebrews 2:12

FEBRUARY 24, 2021 – Being All That You Can Be!

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Being All That You Can Be!

FEBRUARY 24, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Psalm 49:6-7They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches; None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    Wouldn’t it be nice to be rich and famous? Ok, maybe just rich. This seems to be the one goal of every American, young, and old. When you ask our youth today about what they would like to do with their life when they get out of school, you often get an answer like “I want to be this or that because they make lots of money!”

    Now please, do not misunderstand understand what I am trying to say. I am not against Christians earning a good living, and even becoming wealthy. That is if God would see that they were going to be a good steward of His blessings of wealth in their lives. I do not find in Scripture where being wealthy is a sin. The problem occurs when the pursuit of this wealth, or of things becomes our life goal and this ambition then overshadows everything else we do. When this happens, we have put another god before the one true God. That new god is wealth or possessions.

    I would love to hear a young person someday say, “I want to be this or that because I know this is what God has gifted me to do and I am sure it will bring glory to Him.” In addition, when asked, “What about the money?” They might reply with, “That’s up to God.”
   

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    You see, if you are a Christian, it is really up to God anyway. You will never be completely successful until you yield it all to Him. You can run and dabble and play in the world. Nevertheless, if you are a child of God, real success only comes after real yielding to Him. Let me borrow a well-known slogan for a second. “Be All That You Can Be.” Then if you will allow it, let me add this, “And all that God intended for you to be.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  FEBRUARY 24, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Leviticus 15 – 16     /     Psalm 49     /     Proverbs 24     /     Luke 16, 17

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Leviticus 18-19           /    Mark 2

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                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

FEBRUARY 23, 2021 – Making The Angels Rejoice…

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Making The Angels Rejoice… 

FEBRUARY 23, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Luke 15:10 Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    Most everyone knows someone who has passed away. We may also know by their life and faith in God here on earth, that today they are in heaven. Some people have asked me, when a person dies do they go straight to heaven, or do they stay in the grave until the rapture? I know there are tons of verses in the Bible with which to prove the fact people who are in Christ go to heaven. I believe today’s verse is one of those verses.

    Look at today’s verse closely. The verse does not say angels rejoice; it says there’s joy in their presence. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I believe the angels are hopping, skipping, and rejoicing when a soul is won. However, angels really don not understand what we as people understand. Angels cannot know the grace, mercy, and love of God directed only to you and I as forgiven creatures made in His image.

    So, if it is not the angles rejoicing, then who must it be? As Jesus blots the sins of a daughter out of the book, I believe the Lord turns to a loving mother and says dear lady, she will be here soon, and that mother rejoices. As a dad, who tried hard to teach his wayward son right from wrong, sees Jesus apply the blood to his son’s sin, Jesus says faithful father, it will not be long now, and you will see him again. That dad is shouting all over heaven. As they begin to rejoice, others who now enjoy a perfect love for one another rejoice with them. The angels present witness the joy and love they have, and they too join in the celebration. Yes, I believe there is rejoicing by all the saints in heaven who passed on before, “in the presence of the angels.”
   

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    However, until He calls us home it is our responsibility to share the gospel with the entire world. Remember, everyone we meet is someone’s son or someone’s daughter. You may be the cause of great joy in the presence of the angels in heaven when you tell someone about Christ. We must do our part to make heaven ring with joy today.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  FEBRUARY 23, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Leviticus 14     /     Psalm 48     /     Proverbs 23     /     Luke 15

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Leviticus 15-17            /    Mark 1:21 – 45

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                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

FEBRUARY 22, 2021 – BE STILL!

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BE STILL! 

FEBRUARY 22, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    In church as young boy, I had a bad habit of fidgeting. I would squirm back and forth all over the pew. I would lean forward and rest my head on the pew in front of me, lean back as if I were going to sleep. Then I would lean to one side and then to the other. I was just constantly moving, until I would about drive my Dad crazy. He would often lean over and say, “Would you please sit still for a while?” I would try for a while, but it seemed so hard.

    In Psalms 46:10, God is asking us to do more than just be quiet or quit fidgeting for a while. He says, “BE STILL.” It means pay very close attention and listen with your whole heart. God is trying to get us to stop all the busy stirrings of this life for a moment. To be still, look around, and really concentrate on the magnitude of God.

    He goes on to say that if we will be still, we will begin to see that He is exalted in everything around us. He declares that He will even be exalted by those who say He does not exist. You might wonder, “how does that happen?” Well, when someone claims that they do not believe in our God, they immediately give credibility to the fact of that same God. Without God, they would have nothing against which to object. BE STILL and see the wonder of what God is doing.   

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    As we move along through this day, we should try to find time to BE STILL. Just look around at all the blessings God has given to us. BE STILL and behold the wonder of Him all around us. BE STILL, and understand all God is doing in us. BE STILL, and God will be exalted. BE STILL.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  FEBRUARY 22, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Leviticus 11-13     /     Psalm 46-47     /     Proverbs 22     /     Luke 13-14

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Leviticus 14           /    Mark 1:1-20

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                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

FEBRUARY 20 & 21, 2021 – Is It Like Christmas Every Day?

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Is It Like Christmas Every Day? 

FEBRUARY 20 & 21, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Leviticus 9:5And they brought that which Moses commanded before the tabernacle of the congregation: and all the congregation drew near and stood before the LORD.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    If you presently have children or can remember your childhood, then you know what the days leading up to Christmas are like. The constant asking, “did I get…,” “may I open one…,” “how many do I get…,” and on and on. Anxiously waiting for the day when they find out what mom and dad have gotten them this year.

    As I read this passage, in my mind’s eye I get a similar picture of the children of Israel acting very much like a child who is waiting for Christmas day. They have prepared, done all they were commanded to do, and now all they can do is stand and wait. They stand waiting for direction, instruction, the voice, or the appearance of the Lord. Can you sense in your heart how they must have anticipated this day? What was going to happen next? What was God going to say through Moses? Everyone wanted to hear. Today’s verse says, “All the congregation drew near.” Everyone pressing closer and closer to hear what God had to say. No one wanted to get it second-hand, they all wanted to hear the Words of God for themselves. With wide eyes and hearts beating, they drew near to hear.

    We should approach God’s Word this way today. We now have Gods Word in our hands. It’s called the Bible. Do we draw near to what God has to say as the Children of Israel did? Or are we satisfied to hear it second-hand on Sunday, or from a friend? God’s Words hold the same power and promise today as they did back then.
   

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    As you draw near to God’s Word today, before you begin, you might bow for a moment and ask God to place within your heart a fervent desire to hear from Him today. Devotionals are great, but if they do not point you to God and His Word, they are just another story. Get excited about hearing from God today.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  FEBRUARY 20, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Leviticus 8-10     /     Psalm 45     /     Proverbs 20-21     /     Luke 12

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Leviticus 12-13            /    Matthew 28

 

WHAT TO DO ON SUNDAY:

There will not be a Daily Devotion sent out on Sundays. Instead we encourage you to attend your church and listen intently to what God has prepared in the heart of your Pastor. Write down all the scriptures he uses in that message, then when you get home re-read those passages for today’s reading. God has given to your Pastor exactly what He desires for you on that day.  

GOD TALKING TO ME:  FEBRUARY 21, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
NO READINGS ON SUNDAY

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
NO READINGS ON SUNDAY

The Scofield Study Bible  - Gen. Lea. Black

Living In His Word Ministries

       “Getting people into the Word of God…
                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

FEBRUARY 19, 2021 – You’ll Need To Talk With God About It

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You’ll Need To Talk With God About It

FEBRUARY 19, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Luke 11:1 And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    Some time ago I read a story about a well-known author and authority on prayer who was teaching at a seminar. During the question-and-answer time a man raised his hand and boldly asked, “Doctor, can you tell me how I should pray?” The noted expert responded without hesitation, “The answer is very simple sir, but you are asking the wrong person, you will need to talk with God about it.” He was simply saying, just talk to God, that is prayer.

    I know several times over the years as a Pastor I have heard the words “I just don’t know how to pray!” What seems so natural to some folks, seems at times so hard to others. The truth is they do know how to pray. They did it when they received Christ as their Saviour. They bowed their heart to a saving Jesus and prayed for mercy upon their life, for repentance of their sins. They asked God to wash them and make them white as snow and vowed to be His forever as Jesus promised He would be ours forever. Really, to accept Christ, you must have said a prayer in your heart. You come before Him humbly and walk into the throne room of the Almighty God. At that point, we call unto our heavenly Father, and He listens to our every word in prayer. We must remember to respect who He is as we talk with Him, but there is nothing He does not desire to hear. Simply talk to God about it today.
     

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    Talking to God is easy. Listening to Him is where most people have the struggle. However, I have found if you really want to hear from Him, you also need to talk with Him. He loves to communicate with us, but communication is a two-way street. Talk with Him today, and as you read His word, listen for that still small voice.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  FEBRUARY 19, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Leviticus 6-7     /     Psalm 44:9-26     /     Proverbs 19     /     Luke 11

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Leviticus 9-11            /    Matthew 27:33-66

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       “Getting people into the Word of God…
                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

FEBRUARY 18, 2021 – Yes HE Can!

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Yes HE Can! 

FEBRUARY 18, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Proverbs 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    Some time ago, I had the joy of going to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee with our teens, to a Christian Youth Retreat. While there, we saw many attractions, rides, and activities that were available.

    One of them was a ride, where you sat on a bench type chair made for two people, the operator would harness you in, and then release a switch. Oh yes, I forgot to mention, this chair was hooked to two huge rubber band-like straps. The straps were hooked to two tall, towering poles on either side and they were stretched to their fullest. When they would flip the switch to release the chair, these two rubber band-like straps shot you like a slingshot, straight up into the air. It seemed as though you might go all the way to the moon. Then, when the bands had reached their stretched limit in height up into the sky, they would shoot you back toward the ground at almost lightning speed. On the way down, GRAVITY WAS HELPING!

    I had watched several people do this with no problems. It was not the height I feared, nor the speed, or even getting sick. My question was, is it strong enough to hold ME! The difference between many of the others and me was this, I weighed around 280 lbs. at that time, and I had not seen anyone else my size on there. Nevertheless, I did it anyway, and it was a blast.

    I said that to say this. The love of the Lord is a strong tower. When I turned my life over to the LORD, it was because of His saving grace. I knew from seeing others, who had given their life to Him, He was strong enough to hold ME too. So, I put my faith in Him and sat completely in His loving care.
   

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    I was right. After years of walking with Christ, through good and bad times in my life, He is strong enough to hold me. And friend, He is strong enough to hold you too. The Lord is a strong tower and in Him, you are safe.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  FEBRUARY 18, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Leviticus 4-5     /     Psalm 44:1-8     /     Proverbs 18     /     Luke 10

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Leviticus 7-8            /    Matthew 27:1-32

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       “Getting people into the Word of God…
                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

FEBRUARY 17, 2021 – Don’t Worry, Be Happy!

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy! 

FEBRUARY 17, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Psalm 43:5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    Back in the late 1980’s there was a song that came out which had sort of a Jamaican sound to it. Everyone was singing it. Around the house, at work, on the street, and yes, I have even heard it in the walls of the church house. It said very simply, “Don’t worry, Be Happy.”

    In Psalms 42 and 43, we find the author saying almost the same thing. In today’s verse he says, “Why are you cast down, O my soul?” In other words, why should a child of the Living God who has everything in control, a God who sees, hears, and allows, (or not) every moment of every day, why should that person be discouraged or worry? He goes on to say, “For I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.” By this he means that in the end, life is all up to God. We have placed our life in His hands the day we accepted His Son Jesus Christ as our Saviour. At that very moment, our life was placed IN HIM. To break it down for you in just a little simpler language, “Don’t worry, Be Happy, In the LORD.”
     

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    If today seems to have crept up on you with all the worries and concerns of this world, and you feel as though there is little or no hope, take heart. Let me invite you to do as the Psalmist, along with millions of others who have felt this way has done. Place all of your concerns, worries, fears, and sorrows into your faith in the Lord. We read in 1 Peter 5:7 “Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you.” Do you believe that today? It is still true! He really cares for you.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  FEBRUARY 17, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Leviticus 1-3     /     Psalm 43     /     Proverbs 17     /     Luke 9

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Leviticus 4-6            /    Matthew 26:57-75

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Living In His Word Ministries

       “Getting people into the Word of God…
                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

FEBRUARY 16, 2021 – Who’s The Boss?

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Who’s The Boss?

FEBRUARY 16, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Exodus 40:16 Thus did Moses: according to all that the LORD commanded him, so did he.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    Some people just hate it when they are told what they are to do. It ruffles their feathers if you do not say, “would you PLEASE do this or PLEASE do that.” Yet, if what they are begin asked to do is already part of their job description, should someone who is their boos need to say PLEASE? As if, when being paid to do that job they really had a choice in the matter, that is if they plan to continue to be paid. I know, “please,” sounds more polite. However, is a boss really asking would you like to do this or that? NO. Usually they are saying is, this is what needs to be done and I am directing you to that position. If you say no or you do not do it, then the boss is the one with the choice, keep you, or let you go. Your only real choice was obeying or disobeying.

    Obedience usually brings with it a sense of trust and faith in you as a worker. That trust in you may often lead to advancements of pay or position. When we read the 40th chapter of Exodus, repeatedly we read the phrase “as the LORD commanded Moses.” In today’s verse, we find Moses did exactly as the LORD commanded. Later, in Exodus 40:33, it says, “So Moses finished the work.” What do you think happened when Moses finished the work? The LORD did what He said He would do. He filled the tabernacle and dwelt among them. When the Children of Israel were obedient, they received the rewards of obedience.
     

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    I know sometimes as we read our Bibles and see all the things that God desires of us as separated Christians we may want to rebel. Sometimes it looks like the world is having so much fun and we just want to be part of it. However, if we will be obedient to the Word of God, then we are now, and will in the future be rewarded. Rewarded with God’s presence and blessing abiding with us daily. Sin is only fun for a season, and then eventually brings sorrow in its wake. Obedience to God and His Word is rewarded for eternity.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  FEBRUARY 16, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Exodus 39-40     /     Psalm 42     /     Proverbs 16     /     Luke 8

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Leviticus 1-3            /    Matthew 26:26-56

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Living In His Word Ministries

       “Getting people into the Word of God…
                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

FEBRUARY 15, 2021 – He’s Listening

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He’s Listening

FEBRUARY 15, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Luke 7:13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    I am not sure how things may touch you, but I know when I see someone crying, it often makes me want to cry also. When you can see the pain in their eyes and hear the sorrow in their voice, it makes you want to do something to try to ease their suffering. God also sees, hears, and even feels all our pains and all our sorrows.

    In today’s verse it says that when Jesus looked at this woman, He had compassion toward her. It broke Jesus’ heart to see her heart broken. According to customs of that day and the Temple law, Jews were not to touch the dead. However, Jesus was willing to become ceremonially unclean by touching the bier, what we call a coffin, to bring help to this grieving widow who lost her only son. Ceremonies and rituals were not on His mind. Negative thinking people and what they might say later were not on His mind. This woman, her pain, and grief were the only things on His mind, and on His heart.

    You know, He still hears us, and He still feels our sorrow and pain when our hearts are broken, and we cry out to Him today.
   

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    As Jesus became ceremonially unclean here, He also became unclean for the sins of the world when He died on the cross. He died for all sins, including yours and mine. Jesus has always been about giving life. In today’s verse, it was physical life, but for you and me it was something even more important. It was Eternal Life. If you have never asked Jesus to come into your heart, cleanse you from all your sin, and make Him your Lord and Saviour, let me just say this. He is still listening to your heart today!

GOD TALKING TO ME:  FEBRUARY 15, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Exodus 35-38     /     Psalm 40-41     /     Proverbs 14-15     /     Luke 7

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Exodus 39-40            /    Matthew 26:1-25

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       “Getting people into the Word of God…
                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

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