July 11 & 12, 2020 – Weekend Review

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Weekend Review

JULY 11 & 12, 2020


Proverbs 16:25

There is a way
that seemeth right unto a man,
but the end thereof 
are the ways of death.  

Work Week Devotions
Through the Book of Proverbs

      As you know by now, with WORK WEEK DEVOTIONS, we only publish our Devotional Thoughts on Monday – Friday. On Saturday we suggest you re-read the entire chapter we have been studying this past week, and if we will be going into the following chapter the next week, we encourage you to read that chapter as well.       

There are never Devotions on Sunday. 

Thank you for joining us as we
journey together
Through Proverbs in 2020.

 

WEEK 27 – Day 6

     On Saturday, we suggest you re-read the Proverb we have written from this past week and the week to come.

Proverbs 16-17

WEEK 27 – Day 7

     Today we suggest you read and study whatever the Lord has laid on your Pastor’s heart. Whatever Scripture he uses for today’s messages were given to him by God for your specific needs.

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS

July 13, 2020    Psalms 141 – 150                 Proverbs 17:5 – 8
July 14, 2020    Ecclesiastes 1 – 6                Proverbs 17:9 – 12
July 15, 2020    Ecclesiastes 7 – 12              Proverbs 17:13 – 15
July 16, 2020    Song of Solomon 1 – 4       Proverbs 17:16 – 19
July 17, 2020    Song of Solomon 5 – 8       Proverbs 17:20 – 22
July 18, 2020    Proverbs 17-18                  
July 19, 2020    No Passages Assigned  
 

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY

July 13, 2020    Neh. 11-12                 Acts 15:28-41
July 14, 2020    Neh. 13                      Acts 16:1-24
July 15, 2020    Esther 1-4                  Acts 16:25-40
July 16, 2020    Esther 5-10                Acts 17
July 17, 2020    Job 1-4                      Acts 18
July 18, 2020    Job 5-8                      Acts 19:1-22
July 19, 2020   No Passages Assigned

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY

July 11, 2020   Neh. 9-10      /     Acts 15:1-27
July 12, 2020   No Passages Assigned

KJV Prophecy Study Bible

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

JULY 10, 2020 – Dirty Mouth? …Clean It Up!

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Dirty Mouth? …Clean It Up!

JULY 10, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 17:1-4 Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife. A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren. The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts. A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.


OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

  On television, I saw a commercial from a chewing gum company that says “Dirty Mouth? …Clean It Up!” They of course are suggesting you do so by chewing their brand of gum.

    While that gum may do many things to clean your mouth, freshen your breath, and possibly remove debris from between your teeth, it only works for a short time, and then you will need to chew another piece. To clean up the mouth from hurtful and harmful conversation you need a lot more than gum, toothpaste, or mouthwash. You need a change of heart.

    Just as metal which is tried by the fire of a smelting pot to remove the impurities, the conversation that comes from our mouth is also tried by a flame that burns within the heart of man. If you are on fire for the Lord, the flame in your heart will desire to take away hate and gossip, leaving your conversation filled with the love you have for God. In Ephesians 4:14-15 Paul says; “That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:.” How we speak will quickly tell those around us who we serve. Whether that be our self, or our Saviour.

    Those whose heart burns with a desire toward trouble will find themselves drawn to false lips and naughty tongues of the world. Gossip and grumbling are something God truly hates.

     
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

    What is the flame of your heart burning for today? Does your heart long for the truth of God’s Word, and the fellowship of His saints? Or, is your heart leading you toward the gossip and garbage that destroys others’ lives and makes God sick? Dirty Mouth? …Clean it up!

GOD TALKING TO ME:  JULY 10, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  Psalms 134 – 140      /   Proverbs 17:1-4

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  Neh. 7-8    /   Acts 14

KJV Prophecy Study Bible

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

JULY 09, 2020 – Power, Might, Or Self Control?

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Power, Might, Or Self Control?

JULY 09, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 16:32-33 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city. The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.


OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

    Some people believe that brute force and power are the answer to everything. However, for strength and power to be effective, you need to have someone with a clear mind and someone who is very much in control leading it. 

    Every army needs a General to make the decision where, when, and how to fight. When the war is complete, the men who fought often come home to a hero’s welcome, but in the history books, the General is remembered for winning the war.

    Every company has a president or leadership. It’s all of the employees that in reality make the product or provide the service. Nevertheless, when the job is finished, the leadership receives the pat on the back.

    In the same way, if a company fails or a war is lost, the shame for this failure or loss is placed firmly on the shoulders of the leadership as well. Sometimes when a business fails due to a poor decision, someone is held financially, and in some cases criminally responsible. Again, this hardship normally falls on the owners, President, CEO, or leadership.

    It’s a good thing to be strong and brave. Still yet, it is nobler, and often a harder thing to be in control and wise. It’s far better to rule your emotions and be in control of self, than to conquer a land and be in control of nothing.


THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

    In the book of James in chapter 3, it says the tongue is a little member that no man can tame. One of the smallest members of the body seems often the hardest to control. Therefore, if you cannot control the muscle of the tongue, you had better learn how to control the emotion that wags it.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  JULY 09, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  Psalms 120 – 133      /   Proverbs 16:32-33

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  Neh. 4-6    /   Acts 13:29-52

KJV Prophecy Study Bible

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

JULY 08, 2020 – Thinking Of Ways To Get Into Trouble

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Thinking Of Ways To Get Into Trouble

JULY 08, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 16:29-31 A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leaded him into the way that is not good. He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass. The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.


OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

    When I was younger, I use to get into trouble. I know, those of you who know me find that hard to believe, but it’s true. A teacher once said, “Son, I think you just sit around and try to think up ways to get yourself into trouble.” Well, I didn’t think that was what I was doing at the time, but looking back, I can now see where I might have been doing exactly that. 

    Whenever I would try to think up ways to get around the rules or defy authorities, I was doing exactly what that teacher had said. I was planning to do something that would eventually get me in trouble. If that were not bad enough, it always seemed I would try to talk others into joining me. This brought about another problem. When I wasn’t thinking of something terrible to do, they were. Then, they would talk me into doing what they thought up. Now you have a team of troublemakers each taking turns causing the others to get into trouble.

    The Bible warns of people who never grow up or grow out of this way of life. They are always trying to beat the system. Some of them may become hooked on gambling, some are always looking for a, “get rich quick” scheme, while others become intoxicated by the idea power over others. They always are trying to get people on their side for one thing or another

    In the church, within the family of God, there should not be sides taken nor such activity found. We should all be on God’s side, and on a mission to reach the lost for Christ.

     
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

    Our verses today say, “He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things.” That refers to people who think hard of how they might get back, get even, or get around the system. What a terrible waste of our time here on earth. Instead of spending our days thinking of ways to avoid rules or authorities, why not spend it glorifying God? Today, let’s draw closer to Him.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  JULY 08, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  Psalms 119      /   Proverbs 16:29-31

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  Neh. 1-3    /   Acts 13:1-28

KJV Prophecy Study Bible

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

JULY 07, 2020 – Angry At The World

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Angry At The World

JULY 07, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 16:25-28 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him. An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire. A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.


OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

    “I’m mad at the world and don’t care who knows it!” Have you ever felt that way? I’m sure you have. We all have. Are you always that way? Could you even imagine living your life always being mad? Always looking for something wrong or trying to find a way to get something over on someone else. Well believe it or not, there are many people just like that. The problem is, the Bible seems to refer to those consistently mad and angry people as the lost, or unsaved people of this world. 

    Our verses today say the UNGODLY person “diggeth up evil.” The FROWARD, or crooked person “soweth strife.” A WHISPERER, or gossiper “separates chief friends.” It appears to be it’s the unsaved that live this way. They live life always mad at the world and everything around them, trying to pick a fight with everyone.

    Truth be known, we all know some of those angry people. Question is, do these same people call themselves Christians, the children of God?

    In Galatians 5:22 & 23, it says, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” The difference in the heart of a Believer is that we are to have died to self and selfishness and are now to live in and for Christ. It’s harder to get hurt if you are dead. It’s no longer about what I want, it becomes all about what God wants.

     
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

    If you are angry today, take it to the cross of Calvary and leave it there. Talk with your Pastor, Youth leader, or a Christian Friend. Ask them to pray with you to stop being angry and hurt. Examine your life. Ask yourself, “Does Christ really reside in me?” If not, ask Him to save you. He promised He would. Give yourself to Jesus completely and He will come in and give you peace.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  JULY 07, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  Psalms 114 – 118      /   Proverbs 16:25-28

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  Ezra 8-10    /     Acts 12

KJV Prophecy Study Bible

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

JULY 06, 2020 – Will You Walk This Path?

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Will You Walk This Path?

JULY 06, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 16:22-24 Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly. The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips. Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.


OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

    If I were to ask you to walk on a pathway made of boards set edge to edge, each board was two-foot long and one-foot in width; would you be ok with that? Using one hundred of these boards, we can make a path two-foot-wide and one hundred feet long. Plenty of space for your entire foot and some left over. Most people would say sure, I could follow such a path.

    Now let me add this. What if on the left of that path of boards there was a cliff that fell one hundred feet to a stony riverbed below? Now would you walk that path? Ok, how about if on both sides of these boards there were cliffs of the same depth? Let’s also add ropes to tie the boards together, more ropes to hang onto, and suspend these boards over this one-hundred-foot gorge. Now will you walk this path? One last thing, the wind is blowing your hanging bridge of boards back and forth just a bit. Now will you go across? NO! Why Not, what changed? Aren’t these the same boards you were willing to walk on when you thought they were on the ground?

    The difference is all the surroundings, as the boards never changed. The reason most people will not cross a swinging rope bridge is not that they are afraid of the ropes and wood, they are afraid of the fall. The first time I ever crossed a bridge like that my uncle laughed like crazy at me. He just ran on across. I on the other hand was clinging on for dear life. After about a week, I was running across the bridge too. Over time, I had become familiar with the bridge and learned to trust it.

    Understanding that there is safety in God’s wisdom in all situations, that wisdom becomes our wellspring of life. We need to become familiar with His Word, trust it, and to teach it others also. His Word becomes the boards in life we can walk on.


THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

    I ran across, but I still used the ropes as guides. They seem to give me balance. Reading God’s word everyday does the same things. It gives your life balance. Read some every day.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  JULY 06, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  Psalms 107 – 113      /   Proverbs 16:22-24

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  Ezra 4-7    /   Acts 11

KJV Prophecy Study Bible

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

July 4 & 5, 2020 – Weekend Review

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Weekend Review

July 4 & 5, 2020


Proverbs 16:18

Pride 
goeth before destruction,
and an haughty spirit
before a fall. 

Work Week Devotions
Through the Book of Proverbs

      As you know by now, with WORK WEEK DEVOTIONS, we only publish our Devotional Thoughts on Monday – Friday. On Saturday we suggest you re-read the entire chapter we have been studying this past week, and if we will be going into the following chapter the next week, we encourage you to read that chapter as well.       

There are never Devotions on Sunday. 

Thank you for joining us as we
journey together
Through Proverbs in 2020.

 

WEEK 26 – Day 6

     On Saturday, we suggest you re-read the Proverb we have written from this past week and the week to come.

Proverbs 16-17

WEEK 26 – Day 7

     Today we suggest you read and study whatever the Lord has laid on your Pastor’s heart. Whatever Scripture he uses for today’s messages were given to him by God for your specific needs.

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS

July 6, 2020      Psalms 107 –   Psalms 113      Proverbs 16:22 – 24
July 7, 2020      Psalms 114 –   Psalms 118      Proverbs 16:25 – 28
July 8, 2020      Psalms 119                                Proverbs 16:29 – 31
July 9, 2020      Psalms 120 –   Psalms 133      Proverbs 16:32 – 33
July 10, 2020    Psalms 134 –   Psalms 140      Proverbs 17:1 – 4
July 11, 2020    Proverbs 16 – 17                    
July 12, 2020   No Passages Assigned
 

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY

July 6, 2020      Ezra 4-7                     Acts 11
July 7, 2020      Ezra 8-10                   Acts 12
July 8, 2020      Neh. 1-3                     Acts 13:1-28
July 9, 2020      Neh. 4-6                     Acts 13:29-52
July 10, 2020    Neh. 7-8                     Acts 14
July 11, 2020    Neh. 9-10                   Acts 15:1-27
July 12, 2020   No Passages Assigned

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY

July 4, 2020     Ezra 1-3   /    Acts 10:23-48
July 5, 2020     No Passages Assigned

KJV Prophecy Study Bible

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

JULY 03, 2020 – Sound Advice!

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Sound Advice!

JULY 03, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 16:19-21 Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud. He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he. The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.


OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

  Trusting in the Lord and his wisdom will always provide the best outcome. In our verse today, it says, “whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.” Why is that? Well, most everyone has heard the term “Sound Advice.” What does that mean? On a rare occasion will the sound have anything to do with speakers, amplifiers, music, or anything to do with your hearing. Sound Advice means advice you can be sure about. Its advice, which if followed, will bring about favorable results

    Back in Proverbs 2:6, it says that true wisdom comes from God. It is not us figuring things in life out, it’s God sharing his wisdom of all ages, past, present, and future with us. Therefore, if we seek and respect God, we will respect what He has to say. If we respect what He says, we will act upon those words. If we act upon His advice, we will always come out right. Why? Because, as it says in Proverbs 2:7, “He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous:…” Sound Advice.

    Proverbs 2:7 also says the Lord will be our buckler. Ok, so buckler is not a term we use much today. A buckler was a small shield carried on the arm, or in the hand of soldiers to defend themselves when engaged in a hand-to-hand combat. The wisdom of God is just that. It becomes our shield as we walk through life, in hand-to-hand combat with the evil that the world and Satan have in place. What does that mean? It means we place faith in what God says, and then use it as our defense. Simply, “He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good.”

     
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

    I believe what God is saying in the book of Proverbs, is also what He was saying in Ephesians 6:16. “Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.” It’s not just hearing and reading what God has to say, it’s also believing and living it. That is faith. In addition my friends, that’s SOUND ADVICE!

GOD TALKING TO ME:  JULY 03, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  Psalms 103 – 106      /   Proverbs 16:19-21

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  2 Chron. 34-36    /   Acts 10:1-22

KJV Prophecy Study Bible

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

JULY 02, 2020 – Best Of Both Worlds

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Best Of Both Worlds

JULY 02, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 16:15-18 In the light of the king’s countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain. How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver! The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul. Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.


OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

    I have heard people say before, “that guy, or girl has the best of both worlds.” One might wonder, what two worlds are they talking about? Well, the phrase is simply talking about having your cake and eating it too. It just means they are reaping the benefits from two situations here on this earth.  

    However, there is a better meaning for the phrase “Best of Both Worlds.” True wisdom from above and understanding of that wisdom can give a person the best of two real worlds. The world which we live in today, and the world to come.

    Godly wisdom and understanding will cause a person to turn to God and His Word in times of trials and tribulation. However, you will occasionally find the unsaved also digging through the pages of the Bible during troubling times. True wisdom is to understand that the Word of God is needed during the good times in life, as well as those painful ones.

   God’s Word will help the upright choose the highway in life that leads away from evil. In the world we live in today, we need all the guidance we can find to help us navigate past the snares, and traps of Satan.

    In choosing this life of surrender to God through accepting His Son Jesus as Saviour, we also preserve our soul for the world to come. Yes sir, Christians are afforded the best of both worlds. A place in heaven has been secured for us through Christ. Navigating our path of life today means we need to remain humble and stay focused on God’s guiding hand.


THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

    Here are some keys to survival. Stay in touch with the author. Speak to God daily through prayer and allow Him to speak to you through the pages of His Word. Then steadily fellowship with other believers God has put together to encourage you. He calls them the Church!

GOD TALKING TO ME:  JULY 02, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  Psalms 92 – 102      /   Proverbs 16:15-18

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  2 Chron. 31-33    /   Acts 9:20-43

KJV Prophecy Study Bible

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

JULY 01, 2020 – The Throne Belongs To God

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The Throne Belongs To God

JULY 01, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 16:12-14 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness. Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right. The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.


OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

  How far off course, have we come in America? The Bible says it is an abomination for the king, or in the case of Americans, for the president, to commit wickedness. It’s an abomination! In other words, God sees wickedness as sickening, and it should be. Why? Because the throne, or office leadership was established with the concept of righteousness attached to it. Whoever holds this office should look to the one and only true King of all Kings to be their example in every judgment, and every decision that’s made. Jesus Christ, who will one day rule and reign over all the earth, should be their model and example of how to rule well in the high office that they are allowed to hold. Instead, today we debate whether God and religion have any place in politics. Even the Church today gets upset when a preacher stands in the pulpit and says anything about the sinful life of their favorite candidate.

    Social unrest, global fighting, and a fragile economy have caused people more and more to dismiss God and true morality for someone, anyone, who will tickle their ears with some hope of peace, and more money in their pocket. Sadly, they have forgotten that God alone brings peace, and He is the one who owns the cattle on a thousand hills, and not any political party.

    Even worse are those who say, “Until the perfect man is eligible for office, I will not vote.” When they do so, they allow the lost world, and its sinful ideas to have their way. To wait to vote for the perfect man to hold the office of authority will mean they will have to wait until Jesus comes back. Friend, on that day, there will be no vote. HE IS KING OF KINGS ALREADY!

     
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

    What can we do today you may ask? The one thing we should have been doing all along. Hold leadership to the highest of true moral standards. Next, and most importantly, pray God will turn their heart toward Him. Finally, pray daily for all in authority over you. Never forget, God is still in control.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  JULY 01, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  Psalms 85 – 91     /   Proverbs 16:12-14

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  2 Chron. 28-30    /   Acts 9:1-19

KJV Prophecy Study Bible

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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