Tuesday, April 22, 2014 – God loves to hear you sing.

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KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

          Psalm 95:1 O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

          Music is a wonderful gift from God. It seems everyone likes some form of music. It can also be used for so many different things. It can calm a person with soft melodies. It’s used in battle, blaring loudly 24 hours a day to keep people from sleep and drive them crazy. A trumpet will sound a tune to call people to battle or wake them from sleep. In church, it’s used to sing praises to God. Music is truly a gift from God. How can we use it for His good? The Bible tells us to make a joyful noise unto the rock of our Salvation. It says we are to sing unto the Lord. God loves to hear us sing. Even if we don’t have the voice of an angel, God loves to hear us when praises to Him come floating off our lips from our heart. I believe it does at least three things.

1. I believe God loves the sound of our voice. Could you imagine hearing your child in the back yard singing for everyone to hear, “O how wonderful is my mom, she loves me like no other, O how special is my dad, God could not make another.” Wouldn’t that melt your heart? Would it matter to you if they were on key or not? No way! I believe God loves to hear us sing His praises just that way.

2. It lifts your spirits to sing the praise of your God. It will make your day so much brighter as you sing of our wonderful Redeemer. As you sing the Wondrous Love of Jesus, the joy of the Lord will overshadow you.

3. I like this one. I believe it drives Satan MAD!!!

CARRING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

          Find a place all to yourself today and sing, What a Mighty God We Serve, or Amazing Grace, or Jesus Loves Me. Whatever comes to your heart, Just Sing.

SUGGESTED READING:

“Through the Bible In A Year”
Judges 19 – 20
Luke 14

“Extended Bible Time”
Judges 1, 2
Psalm 95
Proverbs 22
1 Corinthians 9, 10

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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

Monday, April 21, 2014 – God never forces, He always invites.

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KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

         You might think that God would make someone worship Him, or make him or her have a desire to attend church if that is what he or she are suppose to do. That He would make them tithe if it’s right, or make them read their bible if it has so much good stuff in there. One might think the Lord would make them pray if He really wants to hear from them and make them go to Sunday School if they really need more teaching. In addition, He would force them to find a place of service for the Lord if He really needs their help, and make them come again on Wednesday Night if that is the correct way to worship God. Many are sitting back waiting for a Holy kick in the pants before they will do anything. Then when it doesn’t come, they say something silly like, “it must not be God’s will for me.”

Fact is; God will not force anything on you. You may choose everything in life you want. Choose to stay home because of people you can’t seem to get along with at church. Choose not to serve God because you’ve filled your life with so many other things that you crowded out time for God. Choose to keep all your money because you have bought so much your bills now control your life. Choose to watch the latest sit-com or movie instead of reading God’s word. Choose to sleep a little longer instead of taking a few minutes and speaking with whom you call Lord. God never forces, He just invites. It really is all your choice.

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

         “Choose you this day whom ye will serve… but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” What choices have you decided on today?

SUGGESTED READING:

“Through the Bible In A Year”
Judges 16 – 18
Luke 13:18 – 35

“Extended Bible Time”
Joshua 23, 24
Psalm 94:12-23
Proverbs 21
1 Corinthians 7, 8

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. . . and the Word of God into people.”


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

Sunday, April 20, 2014

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HE IS RISEN!

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 21, 22
Psalm 94:1-11
Proverbs 20
1 Corinthians 5, 6

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 21, 2014    Judges 16 – 18            Luke 13:18 – 35
April 22, 2014    Judges 19 – 20            Luke 14
April 23, 2014    Judges 21 – Ruth   2      Luke 15
April 24, 2014    Ruth 3 – 1 Samuel   1    Luke 16:1 – 17
April 25, 2014    1 Samuel 2 – 4            Luke 16:18 – 31
April 26, 2014    1 Samuel 5 – 8            Luke 17
April 27, 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 19, 2014 – It’s good finally to know the truth

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          Proverbs 19:5 & 9 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape… A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

          There use to be a saying when I was younger, “You’ll just lie your way into a big hole and then pull the dirt in on top of you with more lies.” Oh, how true this seems to be. One lie is told and then someone asks a question about that lie and another lie just a little bigger is told to cover up the first lie. Soon we find we are telling another lie, and then another, until it is so outrageous that even you can’t believe what is coming out of your mouth. At that point, your mind is constantly filled with wonderings of, “what did I tell them, or did I tell them this or that.” People begin to catch you in your lies and then they never trust anything you say. Your family and friends who use to listen to you now take everything you say with a grain of salt.

I once heard someone ask the question, “If a liars says he’s lying is he telling the truth?” What a terrible way to spend our life, especially when we don’t have to. The Bible tells us God forgives us of our sins, but to be blessed in life by God we must quit living in our sin. How does a liar quit being a liar? Simple, they begin always to tell the truth.  WOW, isn’t that easy.

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

           Jesus is all about the truth. In fact, the bible calls Him the Truth. In John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Isn’t it good to really KNOW THE TRUTH!

SUGGESTED READING:

“Through the Bible In A Year”
Judges 12 – 15
Luke 13:1 – 17

“Extended Bible Time”
Joshua 19, 20
Psalm 93
Proverbs 19
1 Corinthians 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 18, 2014 – No Ying, No Yang

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 KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

          Psalm 92:15 To show that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

          In the Chinese Ying-Yang symbol, there is a white dot in a black area and a black dot in a white area that is all together in one circle. The statement behind it is that in every good, there is a little bad, and in every bad, there is a little good.

While this statement may reflect well on almost everyone who ever walked this planet earth, it overlooks one. This statement is not true of our Lord. In Him there is absolutely no evil, sin, bad, or unrighteousness at all. He is our sinless perfection. Jesus is the spotless Lamb of God who has provided a way of salvation for us all. He is the Son of our Perfect God and the second part of a perfect Holy Trinity. This same Jesus, when He ascended off this earth, left with all who truly believe in Him, His precious Holy Spirit. You’ll find no bad in him. If we had to draw this circle for Him, it would have to be a white circle with no dots.

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

          We need to remember the Holy perfection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. It is in Him that we are made righteous.

SUGGESTED READING:

“Through the Bible In A Year”
Judges 10 – 11
Luke 12:35 – 59

“Extended Bible Time”
Joshua 17, 18
Psalm 92
Proverbs 18
1 Corinthians 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 17, 2014 – That Secret Hiding place.

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KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

          Psalm 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty…

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

Everyone likes to feel safe. A special place where it seems the world can’t get to you and no matter what’s happening all around, you feel safe.

I grew up almost my entire childhood in one neighborhood. I played every day with the same playmates. After a while, it seemed as if we all knew all the good hiding places. However, there was one place where I could hide and no one could find me. It was my all-time favorite, super great, hiding spot, in which no one ever could seem to find me. I was very careful to watch every time I used it, to be sure that no one ever saw me going in or out of it. They would walk by and never see me. I knew if I could get into my secret place, I was always safe.

That’s what our verse says life is like in Jesus. He is our secret hiding place. Satan cannot get us in Christ. He can tempt us and can pick at us, but he can never ever have us. We are in a safe place for all eternity.

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

          Safe evermore. Isn’t that the best feeling? Isn’t that the best assurance? How could anyone want to live in this day and not be safe? Safe from the penalty of sin. Safe from the person of Satan. Safe in the perfect dwelling place of our Saviour, Jesus.  Psalm 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty

SUGGESTED READING:

“Through the Bible In A Year”
Judges 8 – 9
Luke 12:1 – 34

“Extended Bible Time”
Joshua 15, 16
Psalm 91
Proverbs 17
Acts 18

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 , 2014 – Stand Fast

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KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

          2 Thessalonians 2:15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

Stand fast… What does that actually mean?

Well it doesn’t mean to jump up from where you’re sitting and stand very fast. The only thing that will accomplish is a dizzy feeling and maybe falling over and cracking open your skull.

Stand fast means to act like a mannequin on your beliefs. Don’t be persuaded by the latest and greatest thing that comes along. Stand solid on the word of God. Don’t let someone with their new interpretation of the scripture entice you to believe something different from what is written in the Word of God. It also means keep standing. Don’t quit. There is little time to rest and let down your guard in this day and age.

So Stand Fast, Hold on to the traditional teachings of God’s Word. Don’t be moved, and keep standing.

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

         Stand Up Stand Up For Jesus. Why? Because we’re soldiers in His mighty army. Stand up for what you believe in. Stand Up for Jesus. Stand Up for the Word of God. Stand Up today and Stand Fast.

SUGGESTED READING:

“Through the Bible In A Year”
Judges 6 – 7
Luke 11:29 – 54

“Extended Bible Time”
Joshua 12-14
Psalm 90
Proverbs 16
2 Thessalonians 1-3

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 – Hide and Seek with God!

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          Proverbs 15:3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

When you were younger, (Or maybe now,) have you ever played hide and go seek? I am sure you have at one time or another. I remember as a child how I hated to play with some people because I just knew they were cheating. I had some really good hiding places and they would say 99, 100…Ready or not here I come and they would walk right to where I was. I know they had to be looking, peeking, and not playing fair.

Now I am not implying God does not play fair, but he is always peeking. No matter how good you think your hiding place is, He can see you. By the way, He never said He would close His eyes in the first place. In fact, He has warned us all along, I Am Watching You…

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

          Why would we want to play hide and seek with God anyway? If real trouble comes, don’t we want Him to be able to see and help? Yes, we do. Take a moment and thank Him today for being ever vigilant over your life.

SUGGESTED READING:

“Through the Bible In A Year”
Judges 3 – 5
Luke 11:1 – 28

“Extended Bible Time”
Joshua 10, 11
Psalm 89:38-52
Proverbs 15
1 Thessalonians 4, 5

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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

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Monday, April 14, 2014 – Who knows more, God, or a Scientist?

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

          Psalm 89:37 It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven.  Selah

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

          It was reported on May 29th in 1996 a small asteroid passed 280,000 miles from the earth. Just a little bit farther away than our moon. It was said if it had hit the earth; it could have destroyed an area the size of an average state in the US. It was also reported that it could have taken us out of orbit, destroying earth and the moon, which orbits us. Every so often, we hear of a meteor or asteroid that is going to hit the moon or the earth and destroy it.

Honestly, I do not believe we as Christians ever have to worry about the earth being destroyed by an asteroid or meteor as long as we remain on this planet. Thousands of smaller asteroids hit the earth and the moon often, leaving small craters as their aftermath. So why can I be so sure there will not be one which will destroy our moon and us? Because, I believe the Bible is true. If an asteroid that large does come, it will be after the rapture of the church and God will use it as part of His judgment on this earth. In addition, I hate to ruin their fun, but the Bible says the moon will be a faithful witness forever. How long is forever anyway?

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

          All too often science has been the proof of the Bible’s accuracy. However, when it comes to believing science or the Bible, I believe God’s word. He’s been around a lot longer than the scientists have.

SUGGESTED READING:

“Through the Bible In A Year”
Judges 1 – 2
Luke 10:25 – 42

“Extended Bible Time”
Joshua 8, 9
Psalm 89:19-37
Proverbs 14
1 Thessalonians 1-3

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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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

 

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