Enjoying the Journey

Yesterday we concluded the first stage of our journey through the Psalms. The Genesis Psalms, Psalm 1-41, help us to see God as the beginning of all good things. I have greatly enjoyed the trip so far! Today we take a brief stop before continuing our journey. Along the path of life sometimes the Lord orchestrates rest stops, detours, and brief side trips. I am learning that these are purposeful and help to prepare you for the road ahead. One of the psalms we have just studied reminds us, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way” (Psalm 37:25). George Mueller said as he meditated on this verse the Holy Spirit…

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The wisest man who ever lived said, “There is no new thing under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 1:9). That is because truth is never new – it is eternal. One of the dangers in our world today is the Athenian nature to always “tell, or to hear some new thing” (Acts 17:21). While there are good books still being written on studying and interpreting the Scriptures I have found that very often the most trustworthy ones are older books. They are proven. So please forgive me for only recommending in this list men who have been in heaven for awhile, but these have been the most help to me… How To Master The English Bible by James M. Gray (This classic…

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This week we concluded our series on The Great Journey’s of the Bible. The Lord has been so gracious to allow us to study Scripture with people around the world through the daily podcast. I continually hear from friends, many of whom I may not meet until heaven, who are getting into the Word of God and growing in their faith. We are praying that this will only increase in the days ahead. Our next Bible study is one that I have been looking forward to for some time. Beginning Monday we will be walking through the Psalms – all 150 of them! This extended series will be divided into five parts, corresponding with the five divisions of the book…

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It is amazing how sometimes the most far reaching things are the ones we did not plan at all. Several people have asked me recently how our daily Enjoying The Journey programming began. It was not a big idea or some personal vision. Instead, it was the providential work of God. A conversation. An open door. A friend to help. Isn’t it wonderful to watch the Lord at work? Now after two full years we are thrilled to see the daily growth of listeners both through the podcast platform and the radio audience. Over the last few days we have heard from a number of people who have started to study God’s Word with us and have written to tell…

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Are you hungry to know God in a deeper way? We come to know God through His Word – literally, through His words. We believe that the very words of Scripture are given by God and that every word is essential (2 Timothy 3:16-17). “Every word of God is pure…” (Proverbs 30:5) The Lord Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). He also promised, “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away” (Matthew 24:35). Pay attention to every word of the Word! Here are 3 things I try to look for as I study God’s very words… Repetition. When…

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In just over a year we will be hosting a special Bible study tour in the land of the Bible. If you have ever wanted to go to Israel, this is a wonderful opportunity. Tammy and I hope that you will come and go with us, November 30-December 9, 2020! You can find the itinerary and find full details on our website by clicking here. Space is limited and filling up. No deposit is due until next year, however, if you would like to reserve your spot I would recommend that you send in a registration form now. My friend, Pastor Tim Butler and his wife Jennie are helping to coordinate this very special tour. Take three minutes to watch…

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Today we conclude our podcast series on “What The Bible Says…” I am more convinced than ever that this is a day where we must know what we believe, why we believe it, and how we can share it with others. If you missed any of the episodes you can listen to the entire study here. On Monday we begin a brand new series from 1 Thessalonians 5. It is one of the most practical sections in all of Scripture for a child of God. On one page we find The Lord’s “To Do” List for us. We live by lists in so many areas of life: reminders of what is important. The Christian life cannot be reduced to a…

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It is truly amazing the number of Bible study helps that are now available at our fingertips. The proliferation of tools and the accessibility of technology has changed study forever. As a person who spends a great deal of time on the road I am truly grateful for these conveniences. However, in every age the greatest helps are simple methods that do not change. They can be utilized if the internet is down or if search engines are not available. The 2 Timothy 2:15 principle is still in effect: “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” No one can do that for you. Nothing substitutes for…

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One of the most exciting ways to study Scripture is to get acquainted with the great characters of the Bible. When you begin to identify with the men and women that the Holy Spirit emphasizes you find that there really is “no new thing under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 1:9) and that “his truth endureth to all generations” (Psalm 100:5). The basic nature and needs of man do not change and neither does the character and care of God! There are a number of people who I have enjoyed reading after when it comes to the study of Bible characters. Alexander Whyte and George Matheson are authors from previous generations who bring out rich nuggets of truth. Of course, Herbert Lockyer…

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We are very happy to announce that at the end of this month the Fundamental Broadcasting Network will begin to carry our Enjoying The Journey daily broadcast. FBN began in 1988 through the faithful ministry of Pastor Clyde Eborn. Their reach has continued to grow through the addition of terrestrial stations, affiliate stations, internet radio, and an instant audio phone line. They now have known listeners in nations around the world. It is a joy to partner with them for the advancement of the gospel and the teaching of God’s Word. I deeply appreciate their interest in our program and hope that you will support their work. You may find more information on their ministry along with a list of…

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