September 14 & 15, 2019 – Lean Into God’s Word

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Lean Into God’s Word

September 14 & 15
September 14 – Daily Reading – Pro. 18-19 / 2 Cor. 4
September 15 – NO Daily Reading

GOD SAID:

Proverbs 19:27Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.

GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

   Today it’s so easy to hear several viewpoints on every idea around. Recently the news reported of young girls in a Michigan school were caught on video beating up another young girl in that school. When asked why they did such a terrible thing, they said this girl flaunted her lesbianism in their face all year long. She had come on to several of them and when they reported her, no one did anything about it. Now this school is spending thousands of taxpayers’ dollars to bring in therapists and psychologists to teach teachers and staff how to teach the students to be tolerant of sexual diversity.

   Now before I go too far you must understand, I’m not for today’s youth or anyone beating up anyone. Violence is never the answer. Sin never fixes sin. Nevertheless, I read in scripture that homosexuality is a sin. So why is the government teaching the majority to tolerate the sin of the minority? Why not teach those who claim to be gay, to be more discreet about their lifestyle? Better yet, why not teach them what God’s word says about this sin, and all sin. How Jesus died to pay the price for sin? The reason is simple, the world loves sin. They teach that sin is ok and we should accept it. The Bible clearly says; “Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.” We must judge all wisdom by the unerring Word of God. If God calls something sin, it’s sin. Lean into God’s Word.

GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

   Our lot in life is not to beat up everyone who disagrees with us. It’s to present the Gospel of Christ and allow God, through the Holy Spirit, to do a work in their heart. It’s also to be constantly in the Word of God ourselves so we can know the difference.


How will you help today’s culture?


Scofield III Burgundy Indexed

 

THE WEEK IN REVIEW:

      We have seen over and again that if we would simply Learn To Follow God, and His word, life would be so much better We saw that this week in:

● Lead By Design
● Look Again!
● Love Or Neglect?
● Lesson In Life
● Listen To Be Wise
● Lean Into God’s Word

      Learn To Follow God and His Word, and enjoy life as it was meant to be.


SUNDAY:

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

September 16, 2019 Pro. 20-21 2 Cor. 5
September 17, 2019 Pro. 22-23 2 Cor. 6
September 18, 2019 Pro. 24-25 2 Cor. 7
September 19, 2019 Pro. 26-27 2 Cor. 8
September 20, 2019 Pro. 28-29 2 Cor. 9-10
September 21, 2019 Pro. 30-31 2 Cor. 11
September 22, 2019 No Passages Assigned  

Psalm 23:6
“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life:
and I will dwell in the house
of the LORD for ever.”

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

September 13, 2019 – Listen To Be Wise

Listen To Be Wise

 September 13
 Daily Reading – Pro. 16-17 / 2 Cor. 2-3

GOD SAID:

Proverbs 17:27-28 He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

      God allowed me the privilege of Pastoring a man named Bob who has now gone home to be with the Lord. Bob had many wise sayings and jokes he loved to share with anyone who would listen. One of his sayings was; “It’s better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you’re stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.” I know that’s not a Bob original, but I’ll always remember him whenever I hear it.

      The Bible supports Bob’s saying. It says someone who is a good listener and doesn’t feel the need to talk all the time is believed to be wise. It goes on to say that even a fool can be thought of as wise if they don’t say anything to prove otherwise. It’s been said that God gave us two ears and one mouth, so we ought to listen twice as much as we talk. Have you noticed that most intelligent people are excellent listeners? It very well could be the reason why they are so wise in the first place. Being wise though is more than just listening. It’s also choosing who, and what you listen too as well.

      Today we have a flood of information around us. However, all of it is not beneficial information, as some of it will lead you astray from the will of God. Therefore, it’s not only wise to listen, but also to know you’re hearing the right things. One thing is for sure, we need to learn to tune out the world a bit more and tune into God’s word more.


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    Finding a quiet time and place to get alone with God each day is so rewarding. If you don’t already have one, I’d encourage you to make that a priority in life. Then get alone with God. You know you’ll be listening to the right things there.


Can you hear God’s still small voice?

     

KJV SCOFIELD III


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

September 12, 2019 – Lesson In Life

Lesson In Life

 September 12
 Daily Reading – Pro. 14-15 / 2 Cor. 1

GOD SAID:

Proverbs 15:20-21 A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother. Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

      One of the privileges of a Pastor is being with a family at the birth of their child. The smiles and joy this new birth brings is almost indescribable. The innocence of a child and dependence on the parents brings an instant bond between them. Nevertheless, part of the struggles of being a Pastor is helping a family cope as children make wrong life choices. All the joy and togetherness seem to vanish. Sorrow and grief are left in its place. This often happens as children become young adults and want to be on their own. The love for them is still there, but the question of “why,” starts popping up.

      Some question why God allows a child to do such things. A child they worked so hard with, and tried to raise right. Why is a loving God allowing them to turn out so wrong? Parents will blame themselves for their children’s sins. Some begin to blame God. The truth is, each child created by God and placed in your care was created with a free will to choose what he or she would do. It’s not always the parent’s fault, and definitely not God’s fault. Sometimes both God and parents have tried to give them the wisdom they need and they refuse it. They must choose to accept the wisdom of knowing God personally and walking with Him on a daily basis. Without that wisdom, the sins or folly of the world seem as joy to them. This is when a family needs the comforting counsel of the church family and guidance of the Holy Spirit.


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    So what now? Well, never give up. At any age, they’re still your children. Never quit praying and asking your church to join you in prayer for them. Lastly, be a loving example of Christ before them. Remember they have to choose to live for God. You can’t choose for them.


Isn’t God still able?

     

KJV SCOFIELD III


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

September 11, 2019 – Love Or Neglect?

Love Or Neglect?

 September 11
 Daily Reading – Pro. 12-13 / 1 Cor. 16

GOD SAID:

Proverbs 13:24 He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

      In my personal library is a book written by H. A. Ironside in 1907 called “Notes On Proverbs.” In my copy, published in Feb. 1946, on page 154 Dr. Ironside makes this statement when writing about Prov. 13:24; Quote, “It is not love, but the lack of it, that leaves a child to himself; to develop unchecked, tendencies and propensities which shall result in future sorrow. Ours is a day of great laxity on this point. The coming generation will reap the bitter fruit of the absence of restraint and the evident aversion to chastening, so manifest in the majority of homes.” End quote. This statement was made over one hundred years ago. I ask you to consider, was he right?

      When people think they have a better way than God’s way, they’re in essence saying God is wrong. Today we have a nation full of “me first” adults. They’ve gotten their way for so long they think that’s how it’s suppose to be. No one wants to tell anyone they might be wrong. If you do, they pout like a two-year old who never learned to handle reproof.

      God’s ways have always been correct. Any correction handed out by God is done in love for the benefit of the one He’s correcting. That’s the part missing from most correction today. It’s not done out of love, but rather to punish them for interrupting the adults life. Correction must be done with love for the child, trying to help them.


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    There is a huge difference between correction and child abuse. We ought never allow or be part of child abuse. However, often by NOT making children mind, we are abusing them even more. True love will manifest itself in many ways.


Is letting a child run wild love or neglect?

     

KJV SCOFIELD III


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

September 10, 2019 – Look Again!

Look Again!

 September 10
 Daily Reading – Pro. 10-11 / 1 Cor. 15

GOD SAID:

Proverbs 11:22 As a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

      I was walking down the street the other day and saw a woman walking her dog. This was not so strange, except for the fact that the dog had on a sweater. Now it may have just been me, but it seemed like the dog was really moving fast and kept looking from left to right, right to left as if to say, “I sure hope none of my dog friends see me dressed this way.”

      Now I know, some of you dress your dogs, cats, and who knows, maybe your gerbils this way. I guess if it makes you happy to dress up your dog as children do their dolls, it doesn’t really hurt anything. There actually might be some good to it if it’s raining out and you put on a raincoat, or if it’s freezing cold out or something and you dress your short haired dog in a warm sweater. However, one thing we need to keep in mind is, under that sweet little cardigan, this is still a dog. You can paint their toenails a rainbow of colors, give them a cute haircut which often will cost more than your hair cut does, and put ribbons in their hair, yet when you look again you will see that they’re still dogs.

      What’s my point in this? We are all the same way. We can dress up the outside and clean up real nice. We might say the right things and go to the right places. Nevertheless, if we have never accepted Jesus as our Saviour, under all that, we’re still lost.


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    Jesus addressed this issue in Luke 11:39 “And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness.” It might do us well to look again.


What does God see in us?

     

KJV SCOFIELD III


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

September 9, 2019 – Lead By Design

Lead By Design

 September 9
 Daily Reading – Pro. 8-9 / 1 Cor. 14

GOD SAID:

Proverbs 8:20-21 I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment: That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

      The Vision Statement of Living In His Word Ministries, “Getting people into the Word of God… and the Word of God into people,” is not just a catchy phrase. We believe this is the foundation, on which people must live their lives in order to enjoy God’s blessings in every area of life. Our verses today point to this understanding..

      First, God’s wisdom is more valuable than anything any club or other social group can give you. You can belong to every well-meaning club out there and they’ll bring you enjoyment for a moment. However, what eternal value do they teach that was not first written by God in His word? The answer is none. Second, Wisdom mixed with understanding creates all life’s correct outcomes. People want to go to God’s Word like a fix-it manual when something’s broken. Find the fix, apply it, and then live as they did before. That never works. What works is the constant repetitive study of God’s Word that sinks into your heart and becomes part of your life to keeps those worldly things from tearing up your life to begin with. Next, fixing what’s already broken can also be found in God’s Word. However, it takes dedication to change a life and make it right. Arrogant, prideful, and selfish people will not enjoy the luxuries of God’s best, as they seldom desire to really change what they do. Finally, God’s word is counsel. In it, you find understanding and strength for every area of life. Lead by design.


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    So maybe now you understand our slogan a bit better. “Getting people into the Word of God… and the Word of God into people.” In fact, try reading our vision slogan again, only this time with your name replacing the word “people.” .


Are you being led by the design of God’s Word?

     

KJV SCOFIELD III


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

September 7 & 8, 2019 – Kind Of Sickening

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Kind Of Sickening

September 7 & 8
September 7 – Daily Reading – Pro. 6-7 / 1 Cor. 13
September 8 – NO Daily Reading

GOD SAID:

Proverbs 6:16-19 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

   As Christians, we all retain the old sin nature. It’s possible for anyone to be tempted by sin and give in. Living daily in known sin however should never be the lifestyle of a Christian. Believers desire to be more like their Saviour Jesus Christ. 1 John 1:9 speaks to the redeemed who given into sin’s temptation. It tells us how to get back in fellowship with God where we should be.

   In Proverbs 6:16-19 there are seven things mentioned which God hates. In fact, it progresses from hate to abomination. Abomination is the bibles strongest expression of hate. In a list of this type the last item is considered the most sickening of them all.

   Of the first six things the Lord hates, we find lying to be part of two of them. God hates lying. Even more so, falsely accusing or lying against another person. Not only have you sinned, but you’ve also defamed the character of another. These lies damage something which God hold’s dear, the testimony of their life. We should guard our testimony as if it were gold. The last in the list turns from hate to abomination. Abomination carries the meaning of something that stinks and will turn your stomach. What turns God’s Stomach? People gossiping, slandering, exaggerating, lying, and dividing the brethren. People whom He loves, and we should love too. God says, it’s kind of sickening.

GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

   God is a God of reconciliation to himself and to one another. He has never been the God of division. Jesus died on Calvary to make peace with God for our sin, not His own.


If we are to be more like Christ,

shouldn’t we be more about healing than dividing too?

Scofield III Burgundy Indexed

 

THE WEEK IN REVIEW:

      When I was is sales we has a slogan. K.I.S.S. (Keep It Super Simple). For Christians it means Love God, and Love others. We saw that this week in:

● Kinfolk Care
● Know Me!
● Kingdom Praise
● Kept Secure In The Lord
● Keep Away From There
● Kind Of Sickening

      If we truly Love God, we will love what and who God loves. Which means we will love all of God’s people. Just K.I.S.S.


SUNDAY:

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

September 9, 2019 Pro. 8-9 1 Cor. 14 
September 10, 2019 Pro. 10-11 1 Cor. 15
September 11, 2019 Pro. 12-13 1 Cor. 16
September 12, 2019 Pro. 14-15 2 Cor. 1
September 13, 2019 Pro. 16-17 2 Cor. 2-3 
September 14, 2019 Pro. 18-19 2 Cor. 4 
September 15, 2019 No Passages Assigned  


If we Love God,
we will desire to follow His commandments.
In John Jesus said;

John 15:12
This is my commandment,
That ye love one another,
as I have loved you.

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

September 6, 2019 – Keep Away From There

Keep Away From There

 September 6
 Daily Reading – Pro. 4-5 / 1 Cor. 12

GOD SAID:

Proverbs 5:7-8 Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth. Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house:


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

      Over the years, I’ve heard so many people tell of a house in their neighborhood that seemed spooky. For some it was an old abandon house, and the story goes that people may have been killed there, and the house is filled with ghosts. For others it was a house where an elderly couple lived. Somehow, they seemed angry and upset most of the time. (Could it possibly have been because of all of the annoying neighborhood kids?) Nevertheless, stories start to go around of how they are mean old people who will do you harm if you go near the house. For whatever reason there always seemed to be, in every neighborhood, a house kids did not want to go near. Although the stories of these places were likely made up and highly exaggerated, the fear of these houses was very real. No one had to beg children to get away from there; they just did not go there. The fear of what might happen was all it took to keep them away.

      Solomon begs his son not to turn away from his sayings. Unlike the stories of haunted houses and mean older people, these sayings aren’t made up. These are life’s tried and true words of wisdom. Solomon wanted his son to have that childlike fear of the ways of sin. Let the fear of what might happen keep you from it. Behind the door of sin there’s waiting dishonor, disease, despair, and even doom. You won’t go inside the place of sin, if you never go to sin’s door.


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    Knock knock. Who’s there? Orange. Orange who? Orange you glad you did not fall for sins tricks. Ok, so that a really old and bad joke. However, it’s a joy to be right. Right with man and right with God. RIGHT?


Will you listen to Solomon’s and God’s warnings today?

     

KJV SCOFIELD III


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

September 5, 2019 – Kept Secure In The Lord

Kept Secure In The Lord

 September 5
 Daily Reading – Prov. 1-3 / 1 Cor. 11

GOD SAID:

Proverbs 3:26 For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

      Remember the little prayer that you heard as a child? “Now I lay me down to sleep, Pray the Lord my soul to keep, If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take, Amen”. What a comforting prayer for a little child. But what about this prayer for an adult? What goes through the mind of a lost person when they are all alone? All the friends have gone home, the hooting, screaming, and all the activities have died down, and the partying is over. Now what? I remember when I was like that. Often I would wonder, what if I died tonight in my sleep? What if the house caught on fire and I didn’t make it out? What if someone broke in and killed me. The people I hung out with were not the nicest people, and as far as that goes, neither was I. What if one of them were drunk or high and came to get even for something I said or did? Where was I going after that?

      That simple little prayer can haunt an unsaved person. Also, that little prayer is not a salvation prayer. It never asks for forgiveness of sin. It never shows repentance for sin. It’s a great children’s prayer before the age of accountability. However, for an adult, we need to acknowledge we are sinners and ask God to save, and forgive us. To come into our heart and dwell in us. Then when we lie down, we can sleep in sweet restful confidence that God is watching over us. Then no matter what happens in the night, we are kept secure in the Lord.


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    Saved folks might need to change the prayer a little to say: “Now I lay me down to sleep, I know the Lord my soul doth keep. If I should die before I wake, I know the Lord my soul will take. AMEN!” What peace to know we are kept secure in the Lord.


Where does your security lie?

     

KJV SCOFIELD III


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

September 4, 2019 – Kingdom Praise

Kingdom Praise

 September 4
 Daily Reading – Psa. 144-150 / 1 Cor. 10

GOD SAID:

Psalm 145:13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

      Lee Greenwood wrote a song that said; “I’m proud to be and American, where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died who gave that right to me. And I gladly stand up, next to you and defend her still today. Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land. God bless the USA.” Every red blooded American loves that song, as it reflects on the country we love. Not to be anti-American, however, people from other nations also may believe that the country they live in is probably the best on this mud ball we call earth. There is nothing wrong with being loyal and proud of your nation, even with all the flaws each one has. Imagine how proud you could be if it and it’s leaders were absolutely perfect. God’s Kingdom is.

      In Pslam 145:10 it says; “All thy works shall praise thee.” You may be thinking, not everyone loves the Lord and believes there is a God. True, but it doesn’t say they all praise Him now. But they will. Philippians 2:10-11 says; “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Psalms 145 says the saints will speak of the glory and majesty of this kingdom. They’ll tell of His power and mighty acts. This is a perfect eternal Kingdom, with a perfect righteous leader. Why not praise Him now?


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

   In Luke 19 Jesus told the Pharisees, if the disciples stopped praising Him, the stones would immediately cry out. I sure don’t want some silly rock doing what God created me to do. Why wait for the Coming King. He is King of His Kingdom today.


I ask again, why not praise Him now?

     

KJV SCOFIELD III


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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