Sunday, April 13, 2014

 Today we suggest you read and study whatever the Lord has laid on your Pastors heart. Whatever his text is for today’s Sunday Service were given to him by God for your specific needs.

 SUGGESTED READING: 

If you are doing the
“Extended Bible Time”
reading we do have today’s verses

“Extended Bible Time”
Joshua 6, 7
Psalm 89:1-18
Proverbs 13
Acts 17

Below are the Daily Bible Readings
for the week ahead,  if your desire is to read the bible
in one year with No Sunday Reading. 

“Through the Bible In A Year”

April 14, 2014    Judges 1 –   2                  Luke 10:25 – 42
April 15, 2014    Judges 3 – 5                    Luke 11:1 – 28
April 16, 2014    Judges 6 – 7                    Luke 11:29 – 54
April 17, 2014    Judges 8 – 9                    Luke 12:1 – 34
April 18, 2014    Judges 10 –   11            Luke 12:35 –   59
April 19, 2014    Judges 12 –   15            Luke   13:1 – 17
April 20, 2014    No Passages   Assigned

 

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“Getting people into the Word of God…
. . . and the Word of God into people.”


Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

Saturday, April 12, 2014 – “Do as I say, not as I do!”

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KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

         Philippians   4:9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

          “Do as I say, not as I do!” Have you ever heard those words? Many people today who work in the factories and business of this world have. If those exact words were not said, they are sure implied by what is seen and lived out.

As parents, we are sometimes guilty of giving our children the same idea of what is right and wrong. We tell our children “You’ll do so because I said so. It doesn’t matter what I do, you do as I say.”

          The truth is it does matter what we do. In fact, it matters a great deal. People will do what they see being done quicker than what they are told to do. In our verse, Paul says those things which I have taught you, which you understood, or you heard me saying and saw me doing; those are the things you should do. He was simply saying, “Watch me, listen to me, follow me, copy me; I’ll be your example of a Christian.”

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

          Can you tell people to watch you and you will show them what it means to be a Christian? Follow me and I will show you where you should and should not go. Listen to me and you will hear what Christians should sound like. Let me share a little secret with you today. It really doesn’t matter if you told people to watch you or not. When they heard you were a Christian, they began to watch. Where might you lead them?

SUGGESTED READING:

Through the Bible In A Year”
Joshua 23 – 24
Luke 10:1 – 24

“Extended Bible Time”
Joshua 4, 5
Psalm 88
Proverbs 12
Philippians 3, 4

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.
Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

Friday, April 11, 2014 – Just who are you?

 

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KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

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

THOUGHT ON 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 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 this way, and I guess if it makes you happy to dress up your dog as children do their dolls it never hurts anything. There actually might be some good to it if it’s really cold out or something. However, one thing we need to keep in mind is, under that sweet little cardigan, there is still a dog. You can paint their toenails a rainbow of colors, give them a cute hair cut which often cost more than your hair cut did, and put ribbons in their hair, but they’re still dogs.

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

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

          Our verse today speaks of people with no discretion. It’s about the inside and the outside of our lives matching. Being not only a verbal testimony of what has happened inside our life but a visible one as well. Do you look like the world and claim Jesus? How do they know your saved then if they never get close enough for you to tell them? Do you look like the others at church and still not know Jesus as your Saviour? Cleanliness does not get you into heaven my friend. It’s time for the insides and outsides to match!

SUGGESTED READING:

“Through the Bible In A Year”
Joshua 21 – 22
Luke 9:27 – 62
“Extended Bible Time”
Joshua 1-3
Psalm 87
Proverbs 11
Philippines 1, 2

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.
Executive Director Hebrews 2:12

 

Thursday, April 10, 2014 – What A Friend.

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KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Psalm 86:7 In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

Some people say they don’t need friends. They have the “I can do it on my own” attitude. Well, either these people are a lot stronger than I am, or they are putting on a front. I could not imagine living life every day with no friends. Friends are there to comfort me in times of sorrow. They encourage me when I get depressed. They are the ones I run to when I have a funny story to tell. They are the ones who I tell my greatest accomplishments to, and share my deepest cares. These are my Friends and I thank God for them.

However, sometimes in the dark of the night, when you don’t wish to wake a friend, there is my closest friend who is always there. Not only does He walk with me through the joys of my life, but also in my deepest trouble. I can call on God twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and twelve months a year, all of my life. Better yet, not only does He listen to my heart, He calms my soul. He is a good enough friend to tell me when I am about to make a mistake in life, and encourages me with His Holy Spirit when I do what’s best. What better friend could a person have?

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:
          What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and grief to bear… What a friend in deed.

SUGGESTED READING:

“Through the Bible In A Year”
Joshua 18 – 20
Luke 9:1 – 26

“Extended Bible Time”
Deuteronomy 33, 34
Psalm 86
Proverbs 10
Acts 16

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.
Executive Director Hebrews 2:12

 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 – Can’t get that tune out of Head.

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KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

         Deuteronomy 31:21 And it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles are befallen them, that this song shall testify against them as a witness; for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their seed: for I know their imagination which they go about, even now, before I have brought them into the land which I sware.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

All too often, you hear someone say, “It’s only music” or “what harm might that do, it’s just a song?” For some reason people don’t believe music makes a big impact on our lives or on what we think or do. Today we hear many “so called” musicians who sing of killing, suicide, immoral relationships, drugs, and the list goes on and on. Don’t you think this may affect a little of the way we might think if we listen to this repeatedly. Moreover, it’s not just Rap, Rock, or Pop music. All forms of music have jumped on the sing about sin bandwagon. It’s not just the latest and so called greatest. It has been going on for a while. Still people think, “Well what can this hurt, it’s just a song, right?”

Well it doesn’t matter what you or I think. What matters most is how does God look at the role of music in our life? By looking at just one verse, we see God knew back in Moses time, (and I am sure before) music affects the thinking and memories of the Children of Israel. God didn’t ask Moses to write another book, paint a picture, or build an idol. A book might not be read, a picture can only be in one place, and a building never leaves it location. However, a song, people hear it, remember it, and take it with them in their hearts forever.

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

Still think music never affects you. Then what do you think of when you read this? “JESUS LOVES ME THIS I KNOW…” Yes, we learned that favorite chorus as a child. Read it again, “JESUS LOVES ME THIS I KNOW…” Now, that will be stuck in your head for a while. You see, music and lyrics make a big difference in our lives. What are you going to feed your heart today?

SUGGESTED READING:
“Through the Bible In A Year”
Joshua 15 – 17
Luke 8:40 – 56

“Extended Bible Time”
Deuteronomy 31, 32
Psalm 85
Proverbs 9
Galatians 5, 6

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.
Executive Director Hebrews 2:12

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 – Do we really have time to serve?

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KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Galatians 3:3Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

          Work, work, work. That seems like all we ever do. Always so busy. Our place of employment wants more of our time than ever before. They want us to be dedicated to them first and anything else second. Our spouse wants, and deserves our time as well. However, we seem to have very little left after all that work. Then there’s the church. It tells us we need to be serving God by serving in His church. We know that’s true too, but how can all this be true when there are only so many hours in the day?

We somehow get the idea that in order to please God we need to be busy all the time. The truth is all of the things we do with our lives may glorify God if done for Him. Our place of employment is our mission field where we share with our friends our life in Christ. Our home is our place of encouragement and love. God gave us this for our benefit. Working for the Lord is not something you do only in church. It’s a life you live and bring with you to church. Sometimes it seems as though we forget that all we have in salvation is free. We can’t earn it or repay God for it. The gifts and talents given to you by God are to be used as one of the forms of your expression of worship in the Lords House.

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

          Thank God today for allowing you to serve Him with ALL your life in ALL you do. We were saved by faith in Him. Let’s also live by faith in Him.

SUGGESTED READING:

“Through the Bible In A Year”
Joshua 12 – 14
Luke 8:1 – 39

“Extended Bible Time”
Deuteronomy 29, 30
Psalm 84
Proverbs 8
Galatians 3, 4

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.
Executive Director Hebrews 2:12

Monday, April 7, 2014 – “The Apple of the Eye!”

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KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Proverbs 7:2 Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

          “The Apple of the Eye!” What does that really mean? Well I went out on the Internet and asked that question and here is what I received back from GoEnglish.com.

          The apple of your eye is that person (or thing) that you care for the most. Example: “He sure does love his little girl.” Reply: “She’s the apple of his eye.” Example: “You got me the bracelet I wanted!” Reply: “Yes, I knew it was the apple of your eye.”

The original meaning of the apple of your eye is the pupil, or the round black spot in the middle of the eye. It is as if that person’s reflection can be seen in the pupil (“apple“) of your eye. Example: “Everyone knew they would get married someday. She was always the apple of his eye.”

It makes you feel good to look at the person who is the apple of your eye. From a famous love song: “You are the apple of my eye. That’s why I’ll always be with you.”

Using this definitions, is God’s word the Apple of Thine Eye? Is it, “What you care for most?” Is your life a reflection of God’s Word? Do you feel good looking into Gods Word? God wants His word to be the Apple of our Eye.

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

          Today as you read through the verses on the pages of the Holy Bible remember God is speaking through that page to your heart. He more than anything wants to be the “Apple of Thine Eye.”

SUGGESTED READING:
“Through the Bible In A Year”
Joshua 10 – 11
Luke 7:36 – 50

“Extended Bible Time”
Deuteronomy 28
Psalm 83
Proverbs 7
Galatians 1, 2

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.
Executive Director Hebrews 2:12
 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

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Today we suggest you read and study whatever the Lord has laid on your Pastors heart. Whatever his text is for today’s Sunday Service were given to him by God for your specific needs.

 SUGGESTED READING: 
If you are doing the “Extended Bible Time”
reading we do have today’s verses

 “Extended Bible Time”
Deuteronomy 26, 27
Psalm 82
Proverbs 6
Acts 15

 

Below are the Daily Bible Readings
for the week ahead,
if your desire is to read the bible
in one year with No Sunday Reading. 

 “Through the Bible In A Year”

April 7, 2014 Joshua 10 – 11 Luke 7:36 – 50
April 8, 2014 Joshua 12 – 14 Luke 8:1 – 39
April 9, 2014 Joshua 15 – 17 Luke 8:40 – 56
April 10, 2014 Joshua 18 – 20 Luke 9:1 – 26
April 11, 2014 Joshua 21 – 22 Luke 9:27 – 62
April 12, 2014 Joshua 23 – 24 Luke 10:1 – 24
April 13, 2014         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.
Executive Director Hebrews 2:12

Saturday, April 5, 2014 – What chains hold us?

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KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Deuteronomy 24:22And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt: therefore I command thee to do this thing.
THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

          In America, we too often take our freedom for granted. We wake up every morning and believe we’re free. Free to go where we want to go, do what we want to do, and as our parents told us when we were young, grow up to be anything we want to be. Freedom. What a wonderful liberty, which we treat so lightly. Men and women have died to gain and keep our freedom. Yet there are those who walk around us everyday who truly are not free.
The chains of drug addictions bind some. What seemed like such a small thing many years ago now controls their life. Some are held captive by Alcohol. Every day is another day to see how long they can go before they feel a need for another drink. Others are enslaved by tobacco, caffeine, pornography, etc. They say it’s not a problem, but they can’t seem to live without it. The chains are whatever it is that’s in more control of you than you are. Are we free?

In our verse today, Jesus was reminding the Israelites they too were bound at one time, and not to ever forget it. It’s so easy to look at someone else who is bound and forget where we come from. We too were bound by sin. Sin was taking us off to hell and we were content to go. Until one day, someone shared with us the glorious truth of God’s Word. The Holy Spirit shined a light in our life and there and then, we saw our need for a Saviour. We became free.
CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

          As we see others struggling to be free in the sea of life, let’s not through them an anchor of ridicule, pity or shame. We once were, and maybe in another way, still are held by some things. Let’s reach out a hand to help them in the boat. We must remember where we came from and where Jesus found us. Once they get in the boat with us, maybe they can help us with our chains too.
SUGGESTED READING:

“Through the Bible In A Year” Joshua 7-9 Luke 7:1-35

“Extended Bible Time”
Deuteronomy 24, 25
Psalm 81
Proverbs 5
James 3-5

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.
Executive Director Hebrews 2:12
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Friday, April 4, 2014 – Living a Focused Life

Friday, April 4, 2014 – Living a Focused Life Posted by LIHW-fjsenters at 08:49, April  4 2014.

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KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

James 1:8A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

Have you ever found yourself with more than you could possibly do? It just seemed to sneak up on you, and then, wham! You’re overwhelmed. Now what? You have trouble trying to decide what to tackle first. Everything seems just as important as the rest of it. My dad use to say, “You’ve got too much on your plate at one time.” When this happens, you feel as if you’re being pulled in all different directions. Well trust me on this; you can’t go two different directions at the same time. It’s just not physically possible. Yet this is how many people live their lives. Running to a fro and not knowing which way to turn next.

The Bible says, “a double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” A person who is trying to live two lives, that of a Christian and that of a worldly sinner, is unsure of both. You most often find these people unsure of their salvation. Wondering if they really were saved or not. In addition, many times they are just as unsure of their eternal destination when life ends. Such a terrible mixed up way to live a life, especially when you don’t have to live this way.

The Bible is such a clear understandable book. A person who is bogged down on who Cain’s wife was is not really looking for salvation. They still want to argue with the Bible. Once they really realize they are heading for hell without Christ… they won’t care who Cain’s wife was as long as they know they’re going to heaven when they die. Then, when they get to heaven, they can just ask God.

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY: 

Ask God to help you keep focused on His Son Jesus. If we keep Him in view, the rest of life will fall into place.

SUGGESTED READING: 

“Through the Bible In A Year”
Joshua 4 – 6
Luke 6:20 – 49

“Extended Bible Time”
Deuteronomy 22, 23
Psalm 80
Proverbs 4
James 1, 2

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.
Executive Director Hebrews 2:12