40 Days of QTs

40 Days of QTs

Scroll all the way down for the introductory podcast and notes explaining the 40-day series. Although this 40-day series (mainly brand new material) has been released 1 Jan - 9 Feb 2013.

You can listen to the podcasts later, even after the series "disappears," by searching under the headings NT Podcasts, OT Podcasts, and Various Podcasts at the left of your screen.

If you enjoyed the 40 days and are hungry for more, CLICK for another 74 Days of QTs.


The Psalms lessons are cumulative; they build on one another. To learn the most, try to listen to them in order.

40 Days (Introduction - scroll down on this page)

The lessons on the 10 Commandments are also cumulative. To learn the most, try to listen to them in order. The Decalogue podcasts are shorter than the Psalms lessons, so occasionally you might want to combine days.

The third section in our series covers a number of spiritual disciplines. Speakers include Tom Jones, Ron Clark, Ed Anton, Joey Harris, and me. Unlike the Decalogue series, none of these lessons is short; they are substantial. This sub-series ranges from prayer & fasting to the disciple's attitude towards (and use of) money.

The final section of the 40 Days series focuses on men and women who knew the Lord. (And in the case of the first podcast, someone who was the Lord!)


Introductory Podcast

Here are a podcast and notes on Drawing Near to God: 40-Day Quiet Time Series (9 minutes).


Introduction: Dark Days in Israel

Theme scripture: "'Their leader will be one of their own; their ruler will arise from among them. I will bring him near and he will come close to me—for who is he who will devote himself to be close to me?’ declares the Lord. “‘So you will be my people, and I will be your God.’” -- Jeremiah 30:21-22

Virtues of daily time in the word

10 reasons for daily devotions

I. Drawing Close to God Through the Psalms

The 19th book of Bible is the most quoted in the New Testament, and for good reason.

II. Drawing Near to God Through the Law

True, the law showed our inability to live apart from God, yet the law is good. It reveals God's holiness.

III. Drawing Near to God Through Spiritual Disciplines

Spirituality has never been purely "spontaneous." Spiritual life--a relationship with God--requires work, just as any relationship entails effort.

IV. Men and Women Close to Their Lord

What does it look like when people are living disciplined spiritual lives, internalizing the principles of God's word?

Suggestions for the next 40 days (days 41-80)

Preserve your momentum! There's no need to stop after 40 podcasts; there are hundreds more.


Subscribers live in multiple time zones. When possible I will try to have the next lesson up at the start of the day for subscribers living in Australia and New Zealand.