October 15 – You Can’t Drive Like That

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You Can’t Drive Like That

October 15
Daily Reading – Isaiah 29-31 / Philippians 3

WHAT GOD HAS SAID:

Philippians 3:13-14 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.


WHAT I HAVE SEEN:

    Back when I was learning to drive, the instructor told me always check your mirrors. He added, only glance at them occasionally unless you’re backing up. That makes good sense. You can’t drive forward and do a good job of it if you’re staring at what’s behind you.

    Our Christian life is much like driving a car. Paul said we’re to forget those things behind. This means not to dwell on them or move toward them. occasionally we need to recall what we left behind so we don’t make the same mistakes twice. However, our life is to be in forward motion, not backward. You can’t move forward for the Lord living in the past.


WHAT DO YOU SAY:

  Are you looking out the windshield of life
toward your destination with Christ Jesus,
or in the mirrors at past mistakes?

     
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

October 14 – Let The Light Out

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October 14
Daily Reading – Isaiah 24-28 / Philippians 2

WHAT GOD HAS SAID:

Philippians 2:14-15 Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;


WHAT I HAVE SEEN:

    The lighthouse keeper, back when the light was a large oil lamp, was an important work that many lives depended upon. Every morning he’d turn down the wick to extinguish the flame and refill the oil. He then used a special grit free cloth to clean the Fresnel lens, and its many prisms, from soot that built up during the night. He was to make sure the lighthouse was always ready to shine a light of rescue in the darkness. The lighthouse was always manned and never left vacant.

    Christians need to be like that keeper. We must daily attend to a clean life by asking God to forgive us, and refilling the oil by reading His word. Always ready to be used by him to shine a light into a dark world.


WHAT DO YOU SAY:

  Are you ready to let His light shine through you today?

NEXT WEEK’S DAILY BIBLE READING:

October 15, 2018 Isa. 37-39 Col. 1
October 16, 2018 Isa. 40-41 Col. 2
October 17, 2018 Isa. 42-44 Col. 3
October 18, 2018 Isa. 45-48 Col. 4
October 19, 2018 Isa. 49-52     1 Thess. 1-2
October 20, 2018 Isa. 53-58 1 Thess. 3-4
October 21, 2018 No Passages Assigned

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

October 13 – Confidence Equals Peace

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Confidence Equals Peace

October 13
Daily Reading – Isaiah 20-23 / Philippians 1

WHAT GOD HAS SAID:

Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:


WHAT I HAVE SEEN:

    “I am confident.” My pastor for many years, Brother Grooms, used this phrase often while preaching. The more I think on it, the more I realize, confidence is really just another way of saying, “I have peace.”

    Paul said He was confident that God begins a work in us when we accept Jesus as Saviour. How peaceful it is to know, God is present, working in our lives. Not only has he begun a work, He will also perform it, or continue to act upon that work. Meaning He will never grow tired of us, nor ever quit performing this work in us all the days of our lives on earth.


WHAT DO YOU SAY:

  Don’t you enjoy a sense of peace
in the confidence that God is still with you
and working on your life today?

     
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

October 12 – Good Work = Great Reward

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Good Work = Great Reward

October 12
Daily Reading – Isaiah 17-19 / Ephesians 6

WHAT GOD HAS SAID:

Ephesians 6:7-8 With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.


WHAT I HAVE SEEN:

    People have tried to apply these verses to salvation. They believe that they’ll be allowed into heaven because of good works. However, this passage is not about salvation. It’s about how a saved person ought to live their lives. Paul is saying good works will equal great rewards. No works equals no rewards.

    Paul is telling the church; don’t work to please the boss while he’s watching, work for the Lord who is always watching. He also says, do it with the right heart. Not feeling bitter about having to work. Instead, doing it with good will, rejoicing to have a job and grateful God gives you the health to perform it. Work for the Lord and He will reward you. Work for man and all you get is money.


WHAT DO YOU SAY:

  For whom are you working?

     
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

October 11 – Pucker Up And Whistle

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October 11
Daily Reading – Isaiah 14-16 / Ephesians 5

WHAT GOD HAS SAID:

Ephesians 5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;


WHAT I HAVE SEEN:

    Oh the joy of knowing that Jesus loved us enough to come to earth and die on a cross for us. Not only did He die, but also rose again and lives today making intercession for us at the throne of grace. It just makes you want to sing. However, some say they can’t sing. I heard a man say that he was cut out to be a singer, but somehow was sewn up all wrong. I say if you can’t sing pucker up and whistle. Make a joyful noise.

    Psalms, Hymns, and spiritual songs. What are the differences? Ask 20 musical people and get 20 variations of the answers. I like the end of the verse as a simple answer. “Making melody in your heart to the Lord.”


WHAT DO YOU SAY:

  What tune is playing in your heart today?

     
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

October 10 – No, Never Alone

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October 10
Daily Reading – Isaiah 11-13 / Ephesians 4

WHAT GOD HAS SAID:

Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.


WHAT I HAVE SEEN:

    As believers, we’re never alone in this world. Even when we are alone, we are still not alone. God said He would never leave us. He does that through His Holy Spirit dwelling in us 24 hours a day, every day.

    Once we realize God is with us all the time, it should make a big difference in what we do, think, read, and say. If how we live might bring sorrow and grief to God, why would we want to do it? Paul said, “grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.” In the verses before, and after this statement, he shares things that bring sorrow to the Holy Spirit who is always with us, sealing us until we go home to be with God.


WHAT DO YOU SAY:

  Reading Eph. 4:25-32, is it possible
we may have grieved Him lately?

     
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

October 09 – You Can’t Even Imagine

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You Can’t Even Imagine

October 09
Daily Reading – Isaiah 8-10 / Ephesians 3

WHAT GOD HAS SAID:

Ephesians 3:20-21 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.


WHAT I HAVE SEEN:

    As we read Ephesians 3:20-21, we realize that God, through Paul, was writing to churches through all ages, and therefore, writing to us, the church today. What is God saying to us today? He says; I am close to you.

    Paul points out the marvel of who God is. He’s “able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think.” As I read it, I hear God saying, “You can’t even imagine all of who I am or what I am able to do.” Then he adds a little phrase, “according to the power that worketh in us.” Do you realize how close God is to us? He’s in us and able to do exceeding abundantly above all we ask or think, in and through us. “Unto Him be glory in the church” is an understatement.


WHAT DO YOU SAY:

  Isn’t it great to know this awesome God
will never leave us?

     
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

October 08 – How Do I Get Salvation

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How Do I Get Salvation

October 08
Daily Reading – Daily Reading – Isaiah 5-7 / Ephesians 2

WHAT GOD HAS SAID:

Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.


WHAT I HAVE SEEN:

    People are always trying to find new ways to get and/or to keep their salvation. Either by the things that they do, or religious acts that they keep. I love Ephesians 2:8-9 because it tells it like it is.

    It says, “For by Grace are ye saved.” Grace is God giving us what we don’t deserve. We don’t deserve to be saved from hell as all have sinned and come short of God’s glory. Paul also says salvation is, “Not of yourselves,” emphasized with, “Not of works, lest any man should boast.” That clearly removes out of the picture anything I might do, whether it be a good deed or religious act. He shares we are saved through faith in God’s gift. It’s faith in Christ and that alone.


WHAT DO YOU SAY:

  Isn’t it great to know God saves us
and not we ourselves?

     
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

October 07 – What A Blessing

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What A Blessing

October 07
Daily Reading – Isaiah 1-4 / Ephesians 1

WHAT GOD HAS SAID:

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:


WHAT I HAVE SEEN:

    One of our favorite hymns in our church is, “This world Is Not My home.” For every believer, this is so true. We no longer have a citizenship here on earth. Our citizenship is really in heaven. It’s been said, we are pilgrims on a journey toward a heavenly home. On this journey, God has blessed us in Heavenly places.

    Where are those places? They are, “In Christ.” After accepting Christ as Saviour we were placed, “In Him.” His Holy Spirit is not only in us, but also seals us until Jesus returns for us. What a blessing to know we’re secure In Him, forgiven In Him, have an inheritance In Him, adopted In Him, and blessed In Him, because He went back to heaven to secure all those blessings for us.


WHAT DO YOU SAY:

  Isn’t it great to know you are so blessed?

NEXT WEEK’S DAILY BIBLE READING:

October 8, 2018 Isa. 11-14 Eph. 5
October 9, 2018 Isa. 15-19 Eph. 6
October 10, 2018 Isa. 20-24 Phil. 1
October 11, 2018 Isa. 25-28 Phil. 2
October 12, 2018 Isa. 29-31 Phil. 3
October 13, 2018 Isa. 32-36 Phil. 4
October 14, 2018 No Passages Assigned

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Living In His Word Ministries
    “Getting people into the Word of God…
                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Founder and Executive Director|
Hebrews 2:12

October 06 – Sow What?

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Sow What?

October 06
Daily Reading – Song of Solomon 4-8 / Galatians 6

WHAT GOD HAS SAID:

Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.


WHAT I HAVE SEEN:

    Does it matter what you do? People have pondered this question for ages. Asking, “Who does it hurt if I do this or that?” Or, “It’s none of their business what I do.” Another is, “No one cares what I do anyway.”

    Does it matter what you do? YES it most certainly does. Who does it hurt? Often our actions may hurt God. No one’s business, No one cares? Our life is God’s business and yes, He does care. Also, we’re impacted by how we live. The bible says we harvest what our life plants. God is not mocked. We can’t claim to be a Christian and have no difference between our lives and that of the world. It’s simple, if you plant corn you should expect corn to grow.


WHAT DO YOU SAY:

  What seeds will your life plant today?
What harvest do you plan to reap?

     
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