New Series “Living The Surrendered Life” Starts Monday July 2, 2012


Greetings to you from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.  I'm writing this as a general message to let those of you who like and look forward to the messages put out by this ministry that our next series:  "Living The Surrendered Life" is going to be starting on Monday July 2, … Continue reading New Series “Living The Surrendered Life” Starts Monday July 2, 2012

Why Read The Bible? Bonus message: “It’s How We Abide In Christ”


Message Scripture:  "As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, … Continue reading Why Read The Bible? Bonus message: “It’s How We Abide In Christ”

Why Read The Bible – Day 32 0f 32 – Obedience


Today’s Scripture:  “ I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.”   Psalm 119:59 Introduction: How fitting it is that we wrap up this series with Psalm 119, and with one last reminder about “Obedience”.  I don’t have a long-winded introduction, and I don’t believe that this message is going to be … Continue reading Why Read The Bible – Day 32 0f 32 – Obedience

Why Read the Bible – Day 31 0f 32 – Interaction with the Word


Today’s Scripture:  “For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the Lord, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.”  Ezra 7:10 Introduction: For this message we go to a book in the Bible that not many know about…and many probably don’t even know exists.  The book of … Continue reading Why Read the Bible – Day 31 0f 32 – Interaction with the Word

Why Read The Bible – Day 30 of 32- Following the Word


Today’s Scripture:  “66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.67 Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.”  Psalm 119:66-67 Introduction: With two messages to go after this one I’m no longer surprised by the fact that we’re once again back to Psalm 119.  … Continue reading Why Read The Bible – Day 30 of 32- Following the Word

Why Read The Bible – Day 29 of 32- Freedom of Obeying the Word


Today’s Scripture:  “44 So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever.  45 And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.”  Psalm 119:44-45 Introduction: We return to Psalm 119 to continue the discussion we’ve had over the past couple days about obeying the Word of God.  We’ve been talking about … Continue reading Why Read The Bible – Day 29 of 32- Freedom of Obeying the Word

Why Read The Bible–Day 28 of 32-Listening Without Obedience


Today’s Scripture:  “21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he … Continue reading Why Read The Bible–Day 28 of 32-Listening Without Obedience

Why Read The Bible–Day 27 of 32- Read and Act


Today’s Scripture:  “27 And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked.  28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of … Continue reading Why Read The Bible–Day 27 of 32- Read and Act

Why Read the Bible? (Day 26 of 32) “Passing Them on to Others”


Today’s Scripture:  “ And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.”  2 Timothy 2:2 Introduction: Well, you can’t really talk about why we read the Bible without talking about something that we know is near and dear … Continue reading Why Read the Bible? (Day 26 of 32) “Passing Them on to Others”

why read the Bible–day 25 of 32–God’s Guidance


Today’s Scripture:  “ I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.”  Psalm 32:8 Introduction: We’re now one more week away from completing this series, and what a way to begin the last seven messages!  Why Read The Bible?  Because that’s how God guide … Continue reading why read the Bible–day 25 of 32–God’s Guidance

Why Read The Bible–Day 24 of 32–Prayer for Guidance


Today’s Scripture:  “4 Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths.5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.” Psalm 25:4-5 Introduction: Well…isn’t this an awesome topic to see when it comes to why reading the Bible … Continue reading Why Read The Bible–Day 24 of 32–Prayer for Guidance

Why Read The Bible – Day 23 of 32 – Treasure The Word


Today’s Scripture:  “1 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as … Continue reading Why Read The Bible – Day 23 of 32 – Treasure The Word

Why Read the Bible? Day 22 of 32 "Explaining the Word”


Today’s Scripture:  “27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship,28 Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.29 Then the Spirit … Continue reading Why Read the Bible? Day 22 of 32 "Explaining the Word”

Why Read the Bible?–Day 21 of 32 – Understanding of the Word


Today’s Scripture:  “Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.”  Psalm 119:27 Introduction: So, Psalm 119 seems to be an underwriting chapter for our series on “Why Read The Bible?”.  Today, however, we see something else from this chapter.  It’s talking about understanding the Word of … Continue reading Why Read the Bible?–Day 21 of 32 – Understanding of the Word

Why Read the Bible? – Day 20 of 32 – Pondering His Word


Today’s Scripture:  “I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your works; I muse on the work of Your hands.”  Psalm 143:5 Introduction: We continue our series with another verse from the book of Psalms.  Yesterday, we talked about meditating upon the Word, contemplating the Word, delighting in the Word, and remembering the … Continue reading Why Read the Bible? – Day 20 of 32 – Pondering His Word

Why Read The Bible – Day 19 of 32 – Reflecting His ways


Today’s Scripture:  “15 I will meditate on Your precepts, And contemplate Your ways.16 I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.”  Psalm 119:15-16 Introduction: Today, we return to Psalm 119.  Immediately what I see is two points we’ve been talking about…meditation upon Your precepts and delighting myself in Your statutes, … Continue reading Why Read The Bible – Day 19 of 32 – Reflecting His ways

Why Read the Bible? – Day 18 of 32 – Delighting in His Word


Today’s Scripture:  “1 How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!  2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.” Psalm 1:1-2 Introduction: … Continue reading Why Read the Bible? – Day 18 of 32 – Delighting in His Word

Why Read the Bible – Day 17 of 32 – Studying of the Word


Today’s Scripture:  “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” Joshua 1:8 Introduction: We return … Continue reading Why Read the Bible – Day 17 of 32 – Studying of the Word

Why Read The Bible – Day 16 of 32 – Meditations of the Word


Today’s Scripture:  “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 Introduction: In today’s message we return to Psalm 119.  If you’ve never done so, I’d recommend taking time to read through Psalm 119.  It’s a well written … Continue reading Why Read The Bible – Day 16 of 32 – Meditations of the Word

Why Read the Bible? – Day 15 of 32 – Searching of Scriptures


Today’s Scripture:  “These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” - Acts 17:11 Introduction: And we’re back to talking about daily study of the Word of God as one of our primary duties as … Continue reading Why Read the Bible? – Day 15 of 32 – Searching of Scriptures