Living Scripture Daily with Larry Shaffer

Living Scripture Daily with Larry Shaffer

By Larry Shaffer
Inspiring people to live scripture daily.

I would love for you to join me on a quest to find your purpose and passion in God’s written word. By reading, reflecting, and writing on his Word, we can journey together and grow closer to God. It is my prayer that I can help you on your journey by providing a foundation of faith and insight into God’s Word, resulting in a more energized life filled with joy, purpose, and meaning.
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The Stalker, Part 4 - Luke Chapter 4

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Healing, Part 2
We're continuing the study of the book of Luke, and Jesus’ acts of healing. The day that started with the public casting out of a demon and the private healing of Peter’s mother-in-law set the stage for a healing service. That afternoon, all the people of the village gathered outside of Peter’s home after the word spread about the healing of Peter’s mother-in-law. They brought any and all of their loved ones who were sick or oppressed to Jesus.   LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/livingscripturedaily/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/larryshaffer.tx/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY BLOG: https://larryshaffer.com/blog/
08:52
February 21, 2020
Healing, Part 1
In today’s passage, we’re studying the story of Jesus healing Peter’s mother-in-law. There were hundreds of thousands of other moments in Jesus’ life that could've been included in the Bible, but God chose this one. Why? LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/livingscripturedaily/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/larryshaffer.tx/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY BLOG: https://larryshaffer.com/blog/
07:33
February 19, 2020
Be Still and Know, Part 2
Today we're continuing the study of Psalm 46:10 "Be still and know that I am God." Last time, we considered the horror of natural disasters and the havoc they wreak on the lives of people. But in our study today, we are reminded of God’s power and His will. LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/livingscripturedaily/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/larryshaffer.tx/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY BLOG: https://larryshaffer.com/blog/
05:34
February 17, 2020
Be Still and Know, Part 1
Psalm 46:10 reads, "Be still and know that I am God." This verse is straightforward, which is good. But is there more that we can discover from considering the verses that surround it? What is the context of this familiar verse?  LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/livingscripturedaily/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/larryshaffer.tx/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY BLOG: https://larryshaffer.com/blog/
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February 14, 2020
Hannah: Oppressed in Spirit, Part 3
Today's devotional is an excerpt from What I've Learned From Amazing Women of the Bible. In today's passage, we read "then Hannah prayed" — and what a prayer it is! By reflecting on her prayer, we can see that God uses humble servants, male and female, who devote their hearts to prayer with praise and thanksgiving.   LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/livingscripturedaily/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/larryshaffer.tx/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY BLOG: https://larryshaffer.com/blog/
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February 12, 2020
Hannah: Oppressed in Spirit, Part 2
Today's devotional is an excerpt from What I've Learned From Amazing Women of the Bible. Hannah takes Samuel back to the priest, Eli, and dedicates him to the Lord for a lifetime of service. Today we study her faithful service to God, and her obedience to keep her promises.    LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/livingscripturedaily/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/larryshaffer.tx/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY BLOG: https://larryshaffer.com/blog/
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February 10, 2020
Hannah: Oppressed in Spirit, Part 1
Today's devotional is an excerpt from What I've Learned From Amazing Women of the Bible. Before God’s Word takes us through the lives of Saul and David, the opening chapter of 1 Samuel introduces us to a most amazing woman. Her name is Hannah, and she is a faithful servant of God who keeps her promises. I really love the story of Hannah. When it comes to character, integrity, grit, and passion, Hannah blows away the other important people we meet in 1 Samuel. LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/livingscripturedaily/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/larryshaffer.tx/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY BLOG: https://larryshaffer.com/blog/
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February 7, 2020
Does Always Mean Always?
There is a theme that runs through this brief section of Paul’s writings and these five words explain it all: always; without ceasing; in everything. But as Christians, does always really mean always? And what does “always” look like? LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/livingscripturedaily/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/larryshaffer.tx/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY BLOG: https://larryshaffer.com/blog/
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February 5, 2020
Power in Word and Deed, Part 3
The Savior has come to God’s people! And in His ministry, His words and his deeds, we learn more about Him. Our study today is the story of Jesus in the synagogue in Capernaum, and we witness the trembling fear of the demons in the presence of Jesus. LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/livingscripturedaily/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/larryshaffer.tx/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY BLOG: https://larryshaffer.com/blog/
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February 3, 2020
Power in Word and Deed, Part 2 - Luke 4
Last time, we saw the power of Jesus’ word. He spoke with authority and the people were amazed. His words got their attention but not the devotion of their hearts.  So, in addition to the power of His words, we are about to see the power of His work and deeds.  LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/livingscripturedaily/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/larryshaffer.tx/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY BLOG: https://larryshaffer.com/blog/
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January 31, 2020
Power in Word and Deed, Part 1
The response to Jesus’ words was wonder and amazement. So, it seems it would be appropriate for me to challenge you to reflect on the wonders of Jesus and be more amazed at the gracious words of Jesus. But then it dawned on me that these people were amazed but not saved. Should they really be an example to us? LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/livingscripturedaily/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/larryshaffer.tx/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY BLOG: https://larryshaffer.com/blog/
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January 29, 2020
I Surrender - With Certain Conditions!
My soul was convicted this morning that I’m not completely surrendered to God. Knowing what I know about God and walking with Him for many decades, it’s distressing to realize that I’m holding back. LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/livingscripturedaily/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/larryshaffer.tx/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY BLOG: https://larryshaffer.com/blog/
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January 27, 2020
Living On The Edge Part 3 - Luke 4
As we say in the last devotional, things went bad in Nazareth. People of His birth place suddenly wanted to throw Him off a cliff. But why were the people so mad? And what can we learn from their reactions? LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/livingscripturedaily/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/larryshaffer.tx/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY BLOG: https://larryshaffer.com/blog/
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January 24, 2020
Living on the Edge, Part 2 - Luke 4
While in Nazareth, Jesus is bringing some good news for the oppressed Jewish nation. He is proclaiming the favorable time of the Lord is coming! And upon hearing his words, the Jews are excited and filled with anticipation. But their excitement at the fulfillment of these promises is about to be completely flipped. LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/livingscripturedaily/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/larryshaffer.tx/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY BLOG: https://larryshaffer.com/blog/
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January 22, 2020
Living on the Edge, Part 1 - Luke 4
We've returned to our study of Luke, and  today we're studying Jesus and his time ministering in Nazareth. He goes from being praised by all to being on the edge of cliff. Have you ever felt like that? Join me in today's study to see Jesus's response. LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/livingscripturedaily/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/larryshaffer.tx/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY BLOG: https://larryshaffer.com/blog/
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January 20, 2020
The Wonder of God’s Blessings, Part 4 - Psalm 87
In our final devotional studying the wonder of God's blessings in Psalm 87, we recognize that in Him, we thirst no more. The living water within us has brought us blessings of life and joy. But it's not just for us! The Psalm describes the water as flowing from us and giving life to others.  LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/livingscripturedaily/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/larryshaffer.tx/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY BLOG: https://larryshaffer.com/blog/
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January 17, 2020
The Wonder of God’s Blessings, Part 3 - Psalm 87
As we continue our study of Psalm 87, we can study the context of the passage. The Old Testament is filled with prophecies and references that portray the favorable time of God toward the Jewish nation in the future. He will gather them into the land of promise and will restore the temple and bless their land. LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/livingscripturedaily/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/larryshaffer.tx/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY BLOG: https://larryshaffer.com/blog/
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January 15, 2020
The Wonder of God’s Blessings, Part 2 - Psalm 87
God speaks to us in a metaphor as He says “All my springs of joy are in you” in Psalm 87:7. The metaphor for us, His blessed ones, is that the fountain of blessings within us flows forth and blesses others. LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/livingscripturedaily/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/larryshaffer.tx/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY BLOG: https://larryshaffer.com/blog/
05:32
January 13, 2020
The Wonder of God’s Blessings, Part 1 - Psalm 87
God speaks to us in a metaphor as He says “All my springs of joy are in you” in Psalm 87:7.  But what does that metaphor mean? The metaphor for us, His blessed ones, is that the fountain of blessings within us flows forth and blesses others. LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/livingscripturedaily/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/larryshaffer.tx/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY BLOG: https://larryshaffer.com/blog/
05:37
January 10, 2020
At All Times, Part 2 - Psalm 34
As we continue to study Psalm 34, we see that in God’s calling to praise him, He promises rich rewards. What a kind Father He is! Let’s look at the wonderful promises. LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/livingscripturedaily/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/larryshaffer.tx/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY BLOG: https://larryshaffer.com/blog/
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January 8, 2020
At All Times, Part 1 - Psalm 34
Psalm 34:1 says, “I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” It’s a reminder that I need further spiritual maturity in order to live and breathe in the Spirit with a stream of consciousness that is soaked in the awareness of the presence of God. Join me on that journey today. LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/livingscripturedaily/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/larryshaffer.tx/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY BLOG: https://larryshaffer.com/blog/
05:53
January 6, 2020
The Cure for Depression, Part 2 - Psalm 77
Asaph, who penned Psalm 77, is in the pits. He is low; really low.  Have you ever been there? I know that I have. Today as we read and reflect on this Psalm, we can see how it helps us cope with the overwhelming pain of depression. LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/livingscripturedaily/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/larryshaffer.tx/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY BLOG: https://larryshaffer.com/blog/
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January 3, 2020
The Cure for Depression, Part 1 - Psalm 77
Whether we're struggling with sadness that comes from holiday stress, or we feel overwhelmed, drained , and depressed, there is hope! As we study Psalm 77, we learn about Asaph's struggles, and find a cure for depression. LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/livingscripturedaily/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/larryshaffer.tx/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY BLOG: https://larryshaffer.com/blog/
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December 30, 2019
Honey From A Rock, Part 2 - Psalm 81
Who expects to get honey from a rock? As we continue to study Psalm 81, we see that when we are following God, His blessings and favor come over us in the most beautiful and unexpected ways, just like honey from a rock. LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/livingscripturedaily/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/larryshaffer.tx/ LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY BLOG: https://larryshaffer.com/blog/
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December 27, 2019
Honey from A Rock, Part 1 - Psalm 81
Psalm 81 reveals God’s love for us and his longing to bless us. He doesn’t merely promise us food, but the sweetness of honey. It also shows us that God wants us to listen and obey Him! He gives us a life sweet like honey, when we seek the Lord and follow his ways.
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December 23, 2019
Mushy Love - Psalm 149
Psalm 149:4 tells us that the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the afflicted ones with salvation. He loves us! Let's study the Word together to fully understand what His love is like, and what it means for our daily lives.
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December 20, 2019
A Story of Transformation
I’m sharing a story of transformation: my testimony. Even though I have always considered my testimony as boring, I know the power and importance each and every person’s testimony can have.
08:26
December 18, 2019
What is Your Purpose on Earth? Part 3 - Luke 4
By studying Jesus’ time on earth, we’ve learned more about our own purpose. When we follow his example, we surrender our ministry and service to God and ask the Spirit of God to produce results. Today we’re studying the power of the Spirit in Jesus’ ministry and in our own!
07:17
December 16, 2019
What is Your Purpose on Earth? Part 2 - Luke Chapter 4
What is your purpose on Earth? To better understand our purpose, we first need to look to our perfect example - Jesus. By studying the word and learning why He came to Earth, we can understand our greater purpose as well.
09:01
December 13, 2019
What is Your Purpose on Earth? Part 1 - Luke Chapter 4
What is your purpose on Earth? The words used in the Bible are not fillers. They carry meaning. That’s why I call this adventure we are on a journey of discovery. Today we are continuing this journey, discovering God’s meaning in the Bible and and learning how it can apply to and transform our lives.
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December 11, 2019
The Stalker, Part 4 - Luke Chapter 4
The devil seeks to capitalize on our vulnerabilities as fleshly human beings. He adds temptations on top of our natural vulnerabilities to sin. But we can have humble confidence; We have the power and Sovereign protection of God!
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December 9, 2019
The Stalker, Part 3 - Luke Chapter 4
In Part 3, we see how Jesus is the perfect example for us. From his baptism, we see what happens to us when we are saved. We are washed clean of our sins; the Holy Spirit comes down and dwells within us and the Father is pleased. These events happened to me at the point of my salvation as a young boy and they happened to you as well if you have received Jesus by faith. And when he is tempted, we see that he is not alone, and we aren't either. The Father is with Him, the Spirit leads Him when the devil tempts Him.
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December 6, 2019
The Stalker, Part 2 - Luke Chapter 4
In Part 2, we study the temptations Jesus experienced in the wilderness, as well as the main areas and the process of temptation. And although temptations follow us everywhere because we live in a body of flesh, we have the amazing example Jesus gave us to win and be victorious against temptations.
06:27
December 4, 2019
The Stalker, Part 1 - Luke Chapter 4
In Luke 4, Jesus follows the guidance of the Holy Spirit to go into the wilderness to fast and pray. Instead of 40 days of ‘quiet time’ with God, Jesus deals with two fierce forces that he will battle for the balance of his time on earth, which are the same two forces that we deal with as well.
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December 2, 2019
The Heavens Opened! - Luke Chapter 3
“And a voice came from heaven: 'You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.'" Today as we study the story of Jesus’ baptism, we’ll also rediscover ALL that God has given to us. Join me in the Word and know that we are God's beloved children, with whom he is well pleased! As seen on Living Scripture Daily by Larry Shaffer.
07:35
November 24, 2019
The Shallow! The Deep! - Luke Chapter 3
God’s Word is as simple and enjoyable as dipping your toe into a child’s wading pool. God’s word is also as deep and comprehensive as the depths of the ocean...and everything in between. Join me today in exploring the depth God's Word.  As seen on Living Scripture Daily by Larry Shaffer.
05:49
November 21, 2019
The Word of God Came! - Luke Chapter 3
In Luke Chapter 3, it says "the word of God came to John." What does it mean that the word of God came to him? And how can we understand the word of God today?  As seen on Living Scripture Daily by Larry Shaffer.
06:51
November 19, 2019
Gaining Favor Without Compromise - Luke Chapter 2
Jesus grew in favor with God and with man. Today, we're discussing the concept of gaining favor with God and man, so, like Christ, we can increase in wisdom and stature, in favor with God and man. As seen on Living Scripture Daily by Larry Shaffer.
07:36
November 18, 2019
Increasing in Wisdom - Luke Chapter 2
Luke tells us that as he grew, Jesus was also increasing in wisdom. How is it that God the Son, Jesus increased in wisdom? As we study Jesus’ increasing wisdom, we should also consider if we are increasing in wisdom as followers of Jesus. As seen on Living Scripture Daily by Larry Shaffer.
08:50
November 15, 2019
He’s Only 12-Years-Old! Luke Chapter 2
Chapter 2 of Luke tells us that Jesus continued to grow and become strong, increasing in wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him. At age 12, he stayed in Jerusalem, and his parents found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions. So, what is the significance of his time in the temple?  As seen on Living Scripture Daily by Larry Shaffer.
07:34
November 13, 2019