August 21 & 22, 2021 – The Annual County Fair

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The Annual County Fair 

August 21 & 22, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Proverbs 21:16The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

      As a young boy, I would go to the County Fair whenever it would come to town. I would ride all the rides, play some of the games, and just have a great time. I remember while walking down the fairway people who operated the booths would be yelling out, “Hey, try your luck for fifty cents” or “twenty-five cents to see the multi-headed alligator.” Always yelling something crazy, trying to get you to come and see what they had.

      Sometimes as a preacher, I feel like those carnival workers. Yelling at the top of my lungs “come see Christ, see what He’s done for you.” Doing my best to tell people, “for free, you can receive salvation, your admission price has been paid in full.” Nevertheless, it often seems to no avail as people wander by. Some will laugh, some just will not listen, while yet others do not believe that it is true. They wander out of the way of understanding and remain in the congregation of the dead.

     I hope you do not think for one second that I am trying to cheapen the church to the likes of a carnival, or the gospel message to a carny’s cry. I am merely trying to illustrate the frustration of preachers who want so badly for people to hear of the free salvation offered by Christ. The disappointment and concern they feel for the unsaved, while watching people walk past in life and rejecting God’s message. As our verse said, “The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.”

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    The rejection of the gospel is not surprising, just heartbreaking. Remember, Jesus said long ago, they are not rejecting you, they are rejecting Him. So, keep telling people as long as they walk by. Occasionally someone will listen, understand, and accept the truth of God’s love through His Son Jesus, and be saved.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  August 21, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Isaiah 19-22     /     Psalm 46-47     /     Proverbs 21     /     Luke 13 – 14:14 

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Psa. 73-77           /    Rom. 11

 

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:  August 22, 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

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