May 2021

MAY 25, 2021 – Trustworthiness – More Than A Big Word

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Trustworthiness – More Than A Big Word

MAY 25, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Proverbs 25:19 Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    People do not like people in whom they cannot trust. As my dad use to say, “Be a man of your word, if you make a promise, you better keep it.” You just cannot trust a person who is not faithful to their own word.

    I am sure you have found this true in your own life. When things are going great and there seem to be no problems around, everyone appears about the same. You can listen to advice from everyone and weigh out what you want to use.

    However, let storm clouds of life rise and trouble come your way. Then where do you turn? Who is it you go to for good advice? Is it the person who has been telling the whopper tales? Do you confined in the one who says they will be there and then never shows up? Even worse, they do not seem to care. Do you seek counsel from the one person who lies continually? Is this where you turn to for advice? The obvious answer is NO! Why not? It is because you have learned by experience, you can never trust that person with anything.

    Well, here is a thought to remember, people look at and judge us in the same way. In addition, if we are a Christian, they look at us as a representative of our God. We are standing as a testimony for a God who cannot lie and is always faithful? Is this what they see when they look at and listen to us?

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    Make your words, your attitude, and your life count for Jesus. Be faithful to Him and to your word. He has always been faithful to you and His word.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  MAY 25, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
2 Samuel 10, 11     /     Psalm 119: 17-32     /     Proverbs 25     /     Colossians 1, 2

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
1 Kings 11-12           /    John 6:34-71

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May 24, 2021 – Scars Can Be Scary And Hurt

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Scars Can Be Scary And Hurt 

MAY 24, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Psalm 119:1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

  I remember back when I was younger the occasional scary movie on TV. I admit it, I loved watching them and being scared half out of my wits. Certain people would seem to scare me more than others. Add to that the fact that the music would get all eerie sounding and there always seemed to be a thunderstorm when scary people were around. Other details only added to the fright. In many of these films there was a man with a scar on his face and for whatever reason the scar made him look tough and scary. Something bad must have happened to him in his past for him to have to carry that ugly old scar around the rest of his life. At least that was what the mind of a young boy thought.

  Nevertheless, life leaves scars. Some are more visible than others are. Some are physical scars that others can see. There are also emotional scars that tear at the heart which often are not quite so visible. Some hurt us personally, while other scars will also hurt our Lord. You might be wondering, “How can my scars hurt Christ?” Well, scars from the sins of the past before our salvation, God can turn and use for His good, as He saved you and forgave you for those past sins. However, the scars of sinfulness after we are saved will often damage the testimony of a Christian. These scars not only hurt the believer, but they also hurt the one of whose name we now bear. They hurt the name of Christ. God forgives us of all our sin, yet sin can leave a nasty scar. As believers we should do all we can not to add any more scars as we go through life’s journey.

   

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

  I can still recall my dad saying, “son, it is not just your name you are dragging through the mud, it is my name too.” That did not make a lot of sense to me back then, but I sure understand today. As a Christian, we need to remember God could also say, “It is not just your name you are dragging through the mud child of mine, it is also my son Jesus’ name too.”

GOD TALKING TO ME:  MAY 24, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
2 Samuel 6-9     /     Psalm 119:1-16     /     Proverbs 24     /     Acts 27, 28

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
1 Kings 9-10         /  John 6:1-33

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Hebrews 2:12

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May 22 & 23, 2021 – You ALMOST Got Me

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You ALMOST Got Me 

MAY 22 & 23, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Acts 26:28 Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    Picture with me if you will a man working out in the yard or maybe on something in the garage. He has almost finished with his project when his wife yells out, “are you done yet?” Now I know that her asking really does not change anything, but for some reason it seems to cause a big disturbance in his train of thought on what he is doing. He yells back, “I’ll be done in a few minutes.” “When?” she asks. “In just a minute,” he replies. Then the magic words that makes him want to hurry and finish. “Well dinner is almost ready.” Almost ready! Not quite ready, but close. This means in just a little bit it will be completely ready and he definitely wants to be there. The word “almost” seems to give him, not much, but at least some time.

    King Agrippa said to Paul, “thou ALMOST persuadest me…” Almost. He is not completely persuaded, but close. What kept the king from being persuaded completely? Could Paul possibly have said anymore? I doubt it. Could the Holy Spirit have moved any more in the Kings heart? Probably not. Almost is close, but not close enough. King Agrippa may have thought to himself; I have a little more time.

    Almost is where most people live today. I am almost ready to be saved. Almost ready to give up this lifestyle. Almost ready to turn my life over to Christ. ALMOST…but not quite, because I think I may have just a little more time. It has been said that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. People almost made it, almost got saved… almost!

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    Almost is a great word for salvation. However, you must divide it up for it to work. You see ALL is the MOST you can give to the Lord. That is just what He wants. If you give him your ALL, He will make the MOST of your life.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  May 22, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
2 Samuel 3-5     /     Psalm 118     /     Proverbs 22-23     /     Acts 25, 26

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
1 Kings 8           /    John 5:28-47

 

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:  May 23, 2021

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

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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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MAY 21, 2021 – They Did It First!

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THEY DID IT FIRST!

MAY 21, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Proverbs 21:1-2 The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will. Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    Excuses, what are they? I had a friend at our church that has since gone home to be with the Lord, who continually told me the definition of an excuse was “the skin of a reason stuffed with a lie.”

    I am certain that we have all made up an excuse at one time or another. Instead of being completely honest with someone, we rather tell a part truth. Sadly, we sometimes make up excuses and rehearse them to our self. It often will begin when you start to wonder, should I be reading this, watching this, or listening to this? Should I be going there, hanging out with them, or even talking this way? Should I be drinking this, taking this, or smoking this? What is the excuse we give to our self? Well, it may be, “l saw Mr. or Miss Christian doing it, so if it is ok for them, it must be ok.” We begin to make excuses for our life, yet inside we have a funny feeling, and we know something is not right. However, we have tried to convince ourselves if God will let them get by with it, He is sure to do the same for me.

    Did you ever stop to think; maybe they are watching you and thinking the same thing? Maybe they are judging their life by what they see you doing.

  The Bible says that man will find a way to make everything they do seem ok in his own eyes. God, on the other hand, looks on your heart. He knows what you know deep down inside. He knows of the feeling you have knowing this is wrong or right. Do you know why God knows? He put that feeling there to help you make right choices.

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    I heard a while back a phrase that helps me occasionally. It said, “If in doubt, don’t.” We should all operate under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and Gods Word and not according to someone that we might see at church or at work. Let us be an example of Christ, and for Christ.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  MAY 21, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
2 Samuel 1, 2     /      Psalm 117     /     Proverbs 21     /     Acts 24

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1 Kings 6-7            /    John 5:1-27

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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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May 20, 2021 – What Has He Done For You?

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What Has He Done For You?  

MAY 20, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Psalm 116:8  For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

  Sometimes as a Pastor, I will be sharing the gospel with someone and he or she will ask, “What has this God ever done for me?” In their sinful condition, I can understand how they might feel this way. However, if they could ever see what He has done for those who have put their faith in Him, and what He will give to them if they accept His free offer of salvation, I do not see how they could turn Him down.

  Our verse today kind of sums it all up. He has forever released us from the sting of death. Until the day in which God sends Christ back to rapture the church, we will all have to face the time when we stop breathing and our body is laid to rest. However, that is not the sting of death. When something stings, it hurts. When we go from earth to heaven there will be no pain and suffering, just joy and, well, heaven. On the other hand, without Christ as your Saviour, you will experience the sting, the pain, and the torment of hell for eternity.

  He also says He will never leave believers who are in Christ, nor forsake them. He will forever walk with them. Here on this earth as we travel through life, and from here to heaven as we are translated to Him. Forever, He will never leave me. The unsaved however will be separated from the love of God for eternity at the moment of death.

  The Bible says He will wipe all the tears from my eyes, FOREVER. The lost however will cry out for eternity.

    Therefore, here is the question, “What has He done for YOU?”   

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

  Looking forward to heaven is only part of the joy of knowing Jesus. Living for Him and with His Holy Spirit within us here on earth, is also rewarding today.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  MAY 20, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
1 Samuel 30, 31     /     Psalm 116     /     Proverbs 20     /     Acts 23

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
1 Kings 3-5           /  John 4:40-54

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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

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