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Month: April 2021 (Page 1 of 6)

APRIL 30, 2021 – Never Changing In An Ever-Changing World

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Never Changing In An Ever-Changing World

APRIL 30, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Psalm 102:27 But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    People try to be so kind to one another. Good Christian people stand and look a fellow believer in the eye and then stretch the truth just as far as they can. After years of being apart they will say something like, “you have not changed a bit.” Now you and I both know that without help of cosmetic surgery, this statement is probably not exactly the truth. Your ideas, your belief in some things, your physical abilities, and even your outward appearance all change as time passes by. Everything seems to change with time.

    However, there is someone who never changes, God. God is not like man. He never ever changes at all. Time has absolutely no effect on Him. In fact, He created time for us to be able to measure days, and weeks, and months. He has never really had a need for time. Not one thing about him ever changes. Not His ideas, His beliefs, not His abilities, and not even His appearance. God never ever changes.

    What a great and glorious truth for those of us who have put all our faith and trust in him. Whatever He has said will always be true. Salvation is by faith. Always has been, and always will be. We then can live our life by faith. Then, when God decides the time has come, we will live eternally with Him by faith. Faith in the fact that He never ever changes anything He has said. Now that is security.

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    It is so comforting to know that in an ever-changing world, there is still one thing we can hold onto as a constant. We can trust and hold onto God’s unchanging hand!

GOD TALKING TO ME:  APRIL 30, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Judges 17     /     Psalm 102:18-28     /     Proverbs 30-31     /     2 Corinthians 8, 9

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
1 Samuel 12-13            /    Luke 18:31-43

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APRIL 29, 2021 – Staying Strong Daily

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Staying Strong Daily 

APRIL 29, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Judges 16:17 That he told her all his heart, and said unto her, There hath not come a razor upon mine head; for I have been a Nazarite unto God from my mother’s womb: if I be shaven, then my strength will go from me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

  What was it that gave Samson his extraordinary strength? As we read this story, we so often look and say, “It was his hair.” After all, it was when they cut his hair that he lost his strength, right? Well, I think this was just the last straw that broke the camel’s back, so to say. Did the haircut cause him to lose his strength? NO, not really. So, if not the haircut, then just what was it?

  It was a life of disobedience. Having his haircut was only one of the things he was not to do. He had broken all the Nazarite vows that came along with the blessing of his super-natural strength. He had done everything that his vows would forbid him from doing. So where did Samson begin to lose his strength? I believe you will find the answer to that in Judges 14:1 when he wandered off into the world and showed a disregard for God by desiring to marry a pagan wife of the Philistines. It all went downhill from there. His strength left him as the result of his final act of disobedience that came when his hair was cut. However, it might never have happened had he not played with the fire of disobedience to begin with.
   

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

  What areas of the world are we playing in today? Is it taking away the strength of our testimony? We, like Samson might not see it or feel it at first, but eventually it can blind to sin, and leave us weak and with little power over the sins of this world. What can we do to protect ourselves? In 2 Corinthians 6:17 it says, “…come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord,” Therein is our strength, our strength is in the Lord.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  APRIL 29, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Judges 15, 16     /     Psalm 102:1-17     /     Proverbs 29     /     2 Corinthians 6, 70

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
1 Samuel 9-11           /  Luke 18:1-30

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APRIL 28, 2021 – A Picture Of The Church And Christ

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A Picture Of The Church And Christ

APRIL 28, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

2 Corinthians 3:2 Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    Have you ever heard people say, “I do not care what people think of me, it is my life and I will live it any way I want to.” You would think that only those who were lost and unsaved might say such a thing, however, it is not only the unsaved who make this claim. I hear this form Christians as well. I have heard, “I don’t care what people think of me, let them think what they want, they are going to think that anyway.” What a terrible thing to say about a life that does not belong to you. I know some of you might be thinking, “What, my life does not belong to me, why not?” Well, I am glad you asked…

    First, we have given our lives to Christ. Therefore, this life is no longer our life to begin with. Everything you do is a reflection on God.

    In addition, you are an example of the body of believers you have joined with as well. As Paul said to the church in Corinth, “ye are our epistles,” or our letters, our statements of what God can do in in the life of a person who is saved. We are an open book of what we say we believe for all to see. When people look at you, they say in their heart, “So that is what a Christian is supposed to do, say, or be.” In addition, they think, “That is what the church they belong to believes is right.” Whether this way of judging is fair or not does not matter. What does matter is your testimony. So, the next time you get ready to do something, just picture the whole church and Christ doing it with you. Would they do it too? If not, then neither should you.   

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    There is a lot of truth in the little poem that says, “The only Christ some people will ever see, will be the Christ they see lived out in you and me.” The only thing they know about the church you belong to might be you as well. Let’s not degrade the body or the blood of Jesus Christ. Instead, we should be an epistle. On that the apostle Paul and Christ could write that they are proud of.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  APRIL 28, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Judges 12-14     /     Psalm 101     /     Proverbs 28     /     2 Corinthians 3-5

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
1 Samuel 5-8           /    Luke 17

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                               … and the Word of God into people.”

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

APRIL 27, 2021 – Some Things You Should Not Put Off

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Some Things You Should Not Put Off

APRIL 27, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Proverbs 27:1 Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

        “Let me see, what do I have on my calendar for tomorrow.” Sound familiar?

      We all make plans for the future. Organization is a great tool. God even encourages us to do things in an orderly fashion. However, sometimes we put things off and plan to do on another day, which should be taken care of today. Things such as telling a friend about Christ or showing a Christian brother or sister that we love them. Matters of encouragement to our children and spouse, letting them know they are first in our life. We should be doing these things now rather than later.

       The most important thing of all that you should never put off until tomorrow is knowing for sure where you will spend eternity. Our verse today, Proverbs 27:1 tells us why it is so important to do this today. That is because we really do not know what tomorrow holds in store. Only God knows that, and He is not telling.

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

         Do you know Christ as your Lord and Saviour? Romans 10:9-11 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.”

     A simple prayer of confession from your heart to God is all He is waiting to hear. Something like, “God please forgive me of my sin. I believe Jesus died for my sin, rose, and is coming again. I believe His blood paid the price for all my sin, Amen.”

     When should you pray this prayer? Right now, trust Him today. When you do, please let us know. Our e-mail: LIHW@LivingInHisWord.com. Call a Bible Believing Church in your area, ask the Pastor to help you in your newfound life in Christ. They will rejoice with you in your decisions.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  APRIL 01, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Judges 10, 11     /     Psalm 100     /     Proverbs 27     /     2 Corinthians 1, 2

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  1 Samuel 2-4          /    Luke 16:18-31

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

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Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

APRIL 26, 2021 – What Can God Get Out Of My Failures?

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What Can God Get Out Of My Failures? 

APRIL 26, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Psalm 99:8 Thou answeredst them, O LORD our God: thou wast a God that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their inventions.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

  Oh, how wonderful it is that God forgives us of our sins. All our sins were washed away on the day we put our faith in Jesus and asked Him to come into our lives. However, is there still a price to pay for our sin?

  The short answer is, YES. If we commit sin, we often must pay the earthly penalty for those sins. Can a thief be forgiven? YES! Does he still need to pay for his crime? YES!

  The good news is, God can now take what was a punishment and turn it into a blessing. How you might ask? By teaching others how not to fall into the same pits of sin which we had fallen into. We can walk with those who are struggling in the similar areas of life as we were. God can use anything to glorify Himself if we will allow Him to.

  What a wonderful truth to know that God forgives our sin even if we must pay an earthly price for them. Nevertheless, in heaven it is gone. In the presence of God, our sin is washed in the blood of His precious Son Jesus Christ.
   

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

  When faced with paying the earthly price for our sin, we should ask God to use even this to glorify Himself. Not asking how can we get out of this situation, but what can God get out of this with our life?

GOD TALKING TO ME:  APRIL 26, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Judges 8-9          /     Psalm 99     /     Proverbs 25-26     /     1 Corinthians 16

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Ruth 3-1 Samuel 1     /     Luke 16:1-17

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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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