Christian Books of the Week – Bibles 4/3/2020

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The Point is … A Matter of Life and Death 4/2/2020

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by James Collins

But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. 2 Timothy 1:10

Am I going to die?” he asked. I looked up from where I was sitting at his bedside and locked eyes with the doctor who was standing in the doorway. The expression on the doctor’s face told me his answer. “Yes,” I said.  

The young man’s expression didn’t change. The doctor turned and left, his footsteps echoing down the hallway. The hospital room was silent except for the noise of the machines that were keeping the young patient alive.  

For a moment, I thought he was asleep. I was startled when he asked, “What will happen when I die?”  

“That depends.” I answered. 

“On what?” 

“On your choice. There are two options for where you go when you die: heaven or hell. You make that choice.” 

“I don’t understand.” 

“Well, you see, we have all done things wrong. We are all sinners. Our sin separates us from God. If we don’t do something about it, we will be separated from God forever in a place called hell. The Bible calls hell the ‘lake of fire.’”  

“What can I do?” 

“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. You see, God became a man in the person of Jesus. He lived a perfect sinless life. He willingly sacrificed His life on the cross for you. His death paid the price for your sins. They buried Jesus and three days later, He rose from the dead. Because of what Jesus did, God offers you salvation, forgiveness, and eternal life as a gift that you must receive by faith. Just believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.” 

Will I then go to heaven and not hell? 

“Yes.” 

My mom believed thatShe used to tell me that I needed Jesus. Do you really believe?”  

Yes.” 

I do too. 

I took his hand and prayed with him. The next morning, he left this world. 

In my years as a U.S. Army Chaplain, hospital chaplain, and pastor, I have witnessed many scenes like the one described here. I have watched as many people have died. I am familiar with the reality of death. 

For perhaps the first time in the history of our nation, the reality of death is on everybody’s mind. The hysteria surrounding the coronavirus, or COVID-19, is causing most Americans to consider their own mortality. Our country is confused and scared. 

As Christians, we have the answer to the fear that surrounds death. Right now, we have an opportunity to have conversations with nonbelievers about death and what happens when you die. We have an opportunity to share the truth of eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

The point is: Death is a reality we must all face. Whether we face death with fear or with confidence depends completely on if we have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. So, let me ask you: If you died tomorrow, would you go to heaven?  

You had better be sure. 

It’s a matter of eternal life and death.

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James Collins

James Collins

James Collins is pastor, writer, and columnist. Find out more about his ministry at www.thepointis.net. 

Book Spotlight: Words of Jesus Bible King James Version $0.99 Kindle Version 3/31/2020

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Words of Jesus Bible

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Words of Jesus Bible KJV

Words of Jesus Bible King James Version

Words of Jesus Bible – King James Version. This Bible is NOT a complete Bible, it just contains the words of Jesus. Therefore, it does not contain any of the Old Testament. If you look at any Bible that has “a red letter edition” you will have a “Words of Jesus Bible”

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Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim 3/30/2020

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by Jim Hughes

crossJer.20:7 O LORD, you persuaded me, and I allowed myself to be persuaded. You are stronger than I am, and you overpowered me. Now I am mocked by everyone in the city.

I grew up in the day in which altars were common in the church and invitations were frequently given to use them. I can remember very vividly the drawing of the Spirit on my heart as the invitation was given. “Almost persuaded, now to believe….” Standing on the threshold of God’s forgiveness, I was often drawn to my knees to confess sin that I knew was in my heart. I miss those days. I believe the church still needs the altar and the altar call. I believe we still need to stand on the threshold of God’s forgiveness and choose whether or not we will confess our sin.

When was the last time God persuaded you to deal with sin in your heart? When was the last time you paused long enough before God to even admit that you have sinned against Him? Are you even able to hear and recognize His convicting voice? One of the reasons why I am so strong on declaring our need to be into God’s Word, is that it is there that God exposes sin. It is there that we have to decide whether or not we are going to humble ourselves before God and change our ways or not. It is there that God speaks most clearly to our hearts. It is why God declares that we will be judged by how we have lived in obedience to His Word.

When was the last time you were persuaded that you were guilty of sin? When were you last overpowered by His presence and driven to your knees? When we see ourselves in the light of Christ’s righteousness and holiness we gain a much more accurate sense of our standing with God. Christ is our standard for living. When we fall short of His perfection, we are guilty of sin. Knowing that we are not on equal footing with Christ before God ought to cause us to let Him have His way in our lives. Only Christ can deal with our sins. We must have His forgiveness and lordship over our lives if we are going to be with God eternally.

Don’t overestimate your righteous and don’t underestimate your need.

Before and After the Honeymoon

About the Author:

Jim Hughes

Spending his formative years in Ft. Wayne, IN, Jim followed the love of his life to southeast Iowa where they married and have spent the majority of their lives. Jim has pastored several churches throughout his life and has worked many years in local factories to help support his family. The father of two married adult children and one son still at home, Jim is a first-time author.

C Through Marriage came into being through many years of pastoral and life experiences. The book first took on a life of its own over 20 years ago when I sought to address the much publicized moral failures of prominent leaders in the church. In the chapter on Chasity, I include the guideliness that I developed then to protect one’s self from such failures.

I am a firm believer in order to make sense out of life you have to use much common sense. We need to get back to the basics of what has worked for many, many generations. If is isn’t broke, why try to fix it? I strive to return to the basics of what really works in all my writings.

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Christian Books of the Week – Bibles 3/27/2020

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by Russell Sherrard

Christian Books of the Week for Your Consideration
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The Point is … Social Distancing 3/26/2020

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For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.  2nd Timothy 1:7

Cavalier! Irresponsible! Crazy! Nose-picking Moron! Those are just some of the adjectives that people used to describe me this past week because I refused to cancel church services in the light of the corona-virus outbreak. A pastor, who I thought was a friend, said, “James, it is extremely stupid and reckless of you to continue with church services.” Then he added, “Don’t you know one out of every four people are going to die from this virus?” I was shocked by his statement and asked, “Where did you get that statistic?” He said, “From Facebook…” Are we really starting to believe everything someone posts on social media? 

Perhaps I am being naïve. I have never had to pastor a church through a pandemic before. It seems no matter what I do, some people will be upset. If I close the church, people will say I should have stayed open. If I stay open, people will say I should have closed. Changes beyond our control are forcing me to wrestle with difficult circumstances that have no easy solutions. Answers only raise more questions.  

Last Tuesday, Kansas Governor, Laura Kelly, issued Executive Order 20-04 which prohibited mass gatherings to limit the spread of COVID-19. However, “religious gatherings” are exempt from this order as long as “attendees can engage in appropriate social distancing.” I told one of my deacons that we could have church if we engaged in social distancing. He shouted, “Glory! Halleluiah! I don’t have to sit by my wife! 

Anyway, as I have thought about it, I have realized that only atheists and the devil will be happy with church closing. I don’t have a friend in either of those camps. So, after much prayer and consideration, I have decided to continue having Sunday Services. I fully understand that government officials are telling us the circumstances are bleak. However, if you think federal, state, or local governments can deliver you from anything, just consider the current situation. Politicians are ineptly trying to solve issues that God can solve if we would just call on Him. 

Am I too naïve? Well, have you asked Jesus Christ into your life? If not, don’t knock it till you try it.  

The point is: Thank God, Jesus didn’t engage in social distancing. God entered into history in the Person of Jesus Christ. Jesus went to an old rugged cross where He bled and died for your sins. He was buried and laid dead in a tomb for three days and nights. But He rose from the dead. He defeated, death, hell, and the grave. And if you turn from your sins and turn to Christ as Savior and Lord, you can have eternal life. You can have a peace that passes all understanding. You can have a spirit of power, of love, and a sound mind. 

I believe that people need Jesus now more than ever. So, I will continue to preach Jesus. This Sunday in church, I will preach Jesus. Until the Lord comes back or calls me home, I will preach Jesus. Even if the government declares martial law (which they might) and locks me up, I will preach Jesus. Even in jail, I will preach Jesus.  

I wonder if the jail guards know the words to “There’s power in the blood.” 

Don’t keep a social distance from Jesus. Come to Christ today and be saved. 

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James Collins

James Collins

James Collins is pastor, writer, and columnist. Find out more about his ministry at www.thepointis.net. 

Ask the Author Podcast: Author Interview with Crystal Mary Lindsay 3/25/2020

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Ask the Author Podcast

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This podcast conducts candid and insightful interviews with Christian Independent Authors. Ever wanted to know what your favorite authors favorite food is. Want to know what your favorite author does in his/her spare time. You’ll find the answer here. Our Interview this week is with Crystal Mary Lindsay.

 

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About the Author:

Crystal Mary Lindsey

Crystal Mary Lindsey

Crystal Mary Lindsey is a retired registered nurse with specialties in emergency medicine and mental health. She enjoys sharing her inspirations of walking in faith to inspire and encourage others to live their dreams.

A wife to Ray a retired U.S. Marine, she is mother to four Christian adult children, and the proud grandmother of ten. Crystal has an English, French, and Italian background.

The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit are instrumental in her stories and receive all of the glory.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Nursing (Australia), Bachelor of Science Nursing (U.S.A.), Post Graduate Degree – in Mental Health and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support – in Emergency Medicine.
Crystal also holds a Diploma in Psychology/Counseling and is a Bible College graduate. 

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Book Spotlight: Words of Jesus Bible – American Standard Version $0.99 Kindle Version

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Words of Jesus Bible

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Words of Jesus Bible American Standard Version

Words of Jesus Bible American Standard Version

Words of Jesus Bible – American Standard Version. This Bible is NOT a complete Bible, it just contains the words of Jesus. Therefore, it does not contain any of the Old Testament. If you look at any Bible that has “a red letter edition” you will have a “Words of Jesus Bible”

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Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim 3/23/2020

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crossJer. 17:5 This is what the Lord says, “Cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans and turn their hearts away from the LORD…..”

This verse reminds us of a very real danger in the church today. There are a lot of people today that gather a following solely based on who they come across as being. Because of the technology available to us, people with a lot of charisma are easily noticed. People with strong personalities can gain a following fairly easily. People can be put on a pedestal without a lot of problem and with very little real scrutiny. People follow people, many of whom are dangerous people to follow.

Whenever churches are built around individuals, there is a real danger of people being led away from the Lord. Most people are not students of the Word and will believe whatever they hear without examining whether or not it lines up with the Scriptures. When error is cloaked in truth there is a weakening of faith. Soon a stand is taken on things that simply are false teachings. It then is an easy step to turn away from the Lord, all in the name of truth. No one should be believed unless what is proclaimed is the truth of the Gospel.

We must be vigilant caretakers of the truth. We must never allow anything but the truth of the Gospel to be taught and proclaimed in the church. We must quickly challenge those whose message is not sound Biblical teaching and if the message is not changed to line up with the Scriptures, the messenger must be removed immediately from leadership in the church.

It is also imperative that we be very careful about what we read from popular pastors and leaders in the church. Just because someone has a following and is in a prominent position does not mean that what they write is true or edifying. Many hearts are turned away from the Lord by digesting the writings of so-called leaders in the church.

Our allegiance must always be to the Word of God, not the messenger of it. God declares that those who follow man rather than the Word are cursed because their hearts are turned away from Him. Fix your eyes solely upon the Lord, the author and finisher of our salvation. Flee from those who draw people to themselves. Flee from those who clamor for the spotlight. Don’t let anyone or anything turn your heart away from the Lord.

Before and After the Honeymoon

About the Author:

Jim Hughes

Spending his formative years in Ft. Wayne, IN, Jim followed the love of his life to southeast Iowa where they married and have spent the majority of their lives. Jim has pastored several churches throughout his life and has worked many years in local factories to help support his family. The father of two married adult children and one son still at home, Jim is a first-time author.

C Through Marriage came into being through many years of pastoral and life experiences. The book first took on a life of its own over 20 years ago when I sought to address the much publicized moral failures of prominent leaders in the church. In the chapter on Chasity, I include the guideliness that I developed then to protect one’s self from such failures.

I am a firm believer in order to make sense out of life you have to use much common sense. We need to get back to the basics of what has worked for many, many generations. If is isn’t broke, why try to fix it? I strive to return to the basics of what really works in all my writings.

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Ask the Author Podcast conducts candid and insightful interviews with Christian Independent Authors. Ever wanted to know what your favorite authors favorite food is? Want to know what your favorite author does in his/her spare time? You’ll find the answer here each week https://anchor.fm/russell-sherrard

This site contains Third Party Advertising, using online behavioral tracking technology. Some of the links in the post above are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we believe will add value to our readers.

FREE eBook Interactive Romans Road American Standard Version This is the ideal and easy way to share the gospel using your Kindle http://bit.ly/2xvdXNY #free

 

Christian Books of the Week – Writing 3/20/2020

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Christian Books of the Week for Your Consideration
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Christian Books of the Week

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Ask the Author Podcast conducts candid and insightful interviews with Christian Independent Authors. Ever wanted to know what your favorite authors favorite food is? Want to know what your favorite author does in his/her spare time? You’ll find the answer here each week https://anchor.fm/russell-sherrard

 

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