Ask the Author Podcast: Interview with Pastor Jim Hughes 11/13/2019

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by Russell Sherrard

Ask the Author Podcast

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 Pastor Jim Hughes.

 

 

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Jim Hughes

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Book Spotlight: Exodus: The Departure From Egypt (Journey Through the Bible Book 3) $2.99 Kindle Version 11/12/2019

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Exodus: The Departure From Egypt

(Journey Through the Bible Book 3)

by Russell Sherrard

Exodus: The Departure From Egypt

Exodus: The Departure From Egypt

The title “Exodus” means “going out”. It records the great numerical growth of the Israelites during their enslavement and oppression in Egypt. Moses emerges to lead God’s people from slavery to the Promised Land of Caanan. At Mt. Sinai, God gave Moses the laws which will form the basis for the Covenant between God and the new nation of Israel. They are summarized in the Ten Commandments. The book concludes with a description of the worship centered around the Tabernacle and the Law of Moses.

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Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim 11/11/2019

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crossLuke 1: 26-29 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee, to a virgin named Mary. She was engaged to a man named Joseph, a descendant of King David. Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you!” Confused and disturbed, Mary tried to think what the angel could mean.

In these verses we see that Mary’s heart was troubled. Wouldn’t your heart be? Think about it. Out of nowhere Mary had a visit with an angel. Being visited by angel was probably the last thing she would ever imagine happening to her. God had not made himself known in Israel for the past 400 years. In the midst of the silence Gabriel paid her a visit. Why Mary? She was just a common young woman, probably in her teens. If God were to pay a visit to anyone, you would naturally think it would be to one of the religious leaders of the land. But no, He choose to visit Mary.

Notice the unexpected greeting she received from Gabriel. She was highly favored by God. Mary was no one special to anyone other than perhaps Joseph, her family and her closest friends. Yet God noticed her and declared that she was highly favored by Him. I wonder how many of us would be greeted in a similar fashion by God if He were to pay us an unexpected visit. If that were not enough, Gabriel told Mary that she was not alone, that God was with her. Now, that is news that every child of God wants to hear. It is something that Mary had to know, because what was going to happen next would be impossible to handle without knowing it.

Mary was going to have a baby, and not just any ordinary baby, he was going to be the Messiah! She was going to be the mother of the Son of God! But before she could let that sink in, she had to deal with being pregnant. Now what? She was a virgin and everyone who knew her knew it and respected her for it. How would she explain this to everyone? Her parents? Joseph? Her friends? How would people treat her? In Israel at that time she would be deemed to be worthy of being stoned to death. Favored by God and now facing almost certain death?

Yet, in spite of all the issues that confronted her, Mary had an unshakeable confidence in God. She believed what God said and believed that He would see her through this. She was willing to let God have His way with her, even if it meant her death. In verse 38 Mary readily yielded to the will of God for her. Even if she would never understand it all, she understood enough to know that God was with her and it would be alright.

Do you have such confidence in God’s goodness and love for you that you are willing to trust Him with your very life in order for His will to be done in your life?

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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 11/8/2019

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Christian Books of the Week for Your Consideration

Books of the Week

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Verse of the Day and Devotion 11/7/2019

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Verse of the Day and Devotion

t is God who arms me with strength, And makes my way perfect.  – Psalm 18:32 NKJV

Devotion

The words of our verse for today are part of a song that David wrote on the day God delivered him from the hand of his enemies, including King Saul. It may appropriately be sung by every Christian, because God does for every Christian what He did for David.

As was the case for David, God armed you with strength. When the trials, tribulations, and persecutions of life came your way, you were able to handle them. More than once, you felt like you were going to run out of strength. More than once, you felt like you couldn’t take it any longer. However, you called out to God for help, you called out to Him for strength, and He gave it to you. Although those around you gave up, you kept going. Although they left everything to you, you were able to handle it. Everyone knew, including you, that it was God.

Even when Satan and his minions were buffeting you and striking blows against you, you were able to handle them. Satan thought he could step in when you were at your lowest point and administer the demonic coup de grace that would bowl you over and finish what you were trying to do once and for all. That’s what he thought, but he thought wrong. He underestimated your faith in God. He underestimated the strength you had from above. Although he knocked you to the ground, you got back up and continued what needed to be done. (Acts 14:19-20)

As was the case for David, God also made your way perfect. That is, He made your way successful. Despite the troubles of life that came your way, despite the satanic buffeting that knocked you down, you made all the right moves that led to a successful conclusion. David made it all the way to the throne of Israel and you made it all the way to where you needed to go. He reaped the rewards for sticking with God and you reaped the rewards as well.

As was the case for David, you made it past a major hurdle. There’s no going back now. You’ll never have to go through what you’ve gone through again. New troubles and new attacks may come along, but God will give you the strength and the savvy to handle them.

And then you can sing David’s song once again.

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Ask the Author Podcast: Interview with Parker J. Cole 11/6/2019

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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 Parker J. Cole.

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Parker J. Cole

Parker J Cole

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Book Spotlight: Genesis: Book of Beginnings: Journey Through the Bible Book 1 $2.99 Kindle Version 11/5/2019

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Genesis: Book of Beginnings
(Journey Through the Bible 1)
by Russell Sherrard
Genesis: Book of Beginnings

Genesis: Book of Beginnings

This book is a Bible Study of the Book of Genesis in the Holy Bible. The Bible text used for this study is the King James Version (KJV). This Book is the first book in the Series entitled Journey Through the Bible.

This book is a Study Guide for the Book of Genesis in the Holy Bible. The Bible text used for the study is the King James Version (KJV). It is fitting that we should start with Genesis, which is the book of Beginnings. Genesis: The Book of Beginnings is the first book in this series of Journey Through the Bible.

Genesis means “the beginning” and it is a book of beginnings. It records the creation of the world and the beginning of the nation of Israel. Chapters 12-50 focus on one man, Abraham, and his descendants. Abraham, his son Isaac and his grandson Jacob are called the patriarchs of Israel. Jacob’s twelve sons are the beginnings of the twelve tribes of Israel. Through Joseph, one of Jacob’s sons, the whole family settles in Egypt.

The word Genesis means origin or creation. Genesis, the first book of the Old Testament, is a book of beginnings. It has been said that every major doctrine has its seed or beginning in Genesis. For example, the material universe, the human race, sin, the promise of the Messiah, languages and the Hebrew nation all have their beginnings in the book of Genesis. For this reason Genesis is called the seed pot of the whole Bible. Every great fact, truth and revelation is found in this book in germ form. The book of Genesis is essential to the understanding of all the other books of the Bible.

Moses wrote the book of Genesis about 1500 years before Christ. Moses received the oracles directly from God. They were not handed down by word-of-mouth (Acts 7: 37, 38). God can just as easily tell a person the past as he can the future. The book Genesis covers a time period of nearly 2500 years, from the Creation to the journey of Israel into Egypt.

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Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim 11/4/2019

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crossJer. 2:13 For my people have done two evil things. They have forsaken me—the fountain of living water. And they have dug for themselves cracked cisterns that can hold no water at all!

God is charging the Israelites with two things here: they have forsaken Him and they have built their lives on things that have no value at all for their souls. We need to look at ourselves as well and ask ourselves if God might say the same thing about us.

Have we forsaken God? Obviously, we can declare that most people have. We cannot go anywhere outside the church without facing unholy people. But, what about inside the church, can we be accused of forsaking the Lord? Have you or I forsaken the Lord? Let us pause for a moment and take a serious look at our lives.

Are we living out God’s Word as we should? God makes it clear that we are to live holy lives before man, lives that are characterized by godliness and not sin. How much sin do we allow to creep into our hearts? We don’t always know it when sin creeps in, but most of the time we do. We are not as careful as we should be about letting sin influence what we do, say, and fill up our minds with. When we are careless about sin we are in a sense forsaking the Lord. We are not standing guard over our souls like He expects us to. We are not keeping Him the first love of our lives. If we love Him, we will obey Him.

Are we keeping the Lord the primary focus of our lives? Does our love for Him determine how we live? Do we love people or things more than we love the Lord? If such is the case, we have forsaken Him.

Are we building our lives that have no soul value? The Living Water cannot be contained by the soul that is not made of eternal material. Living for the things of the world prevents the soul from holding onto eternal life. No matter what it is, the only thing that will keep God in our hearts is our faith in Him. A life that is not faith built and faith led will not see God. We must understand this. Living for anything other than the Lord is a one way ticket to Hell. If Jesus is not your Savior and Lord, you are not going to make it to heaven.

Examine your soul today. Is it cracked? Is it keeping Christ in? Is it full to overflowing? Or, is it running dry? Ask the Lord to repair your damaged soul. Confess your sins and let Him remove them from you so that you can live a life that is full of Him and pleases God.

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 11/1/2019

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Christian Books of the Week for Your Consideration

Books of the Week

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Verse of the Day and Devotion 10/31/2019

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Verse of the Day and Devotion

Let not your heart envy sinners, but continue in the fear of the Lord all the day. Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.  – Proverbs 23:17-18 ESV

Devotion

Sometimes, you wondered if it would ever pay off. Sometimes, that is, you wondered if being a Christian would ever make any kind of sense. After all, didn’t sinners seem to be doing just fine? Didn’t they seem to have everything under control despite their wanton and willful ways? It took a while, but you finally had to admit that your heart wasn’t right. Like the psalmist, you had to admit, “I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.” (Psalm 73:3)

You had to admit it because you finally came to your senses. Like the psalmist, you began to see that your envy was stupid and foolish, for it was sign that you had nearly lost your way: “But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled, my steps had nearly slipped.” (Psalm 73:2) It was a sign because, when you finally stopped to think about it, sinners are in a bad way. The Lord makes sure of that-“Truly you set them in slippery places; you make them fall to ruin. How they are destroyed in a moment, swept away utterly by terrors.” (Psalm 73:18-19)

You, on the other hand, are in a good way, a very good way. Your feet are on a solid rock. (Psalm 40:2). Although things don’t always go the way you would like them to go, although you have trials and troubles of various kinds, you have a future that’s better than good. You have a future in this life and the life to come that’s good beyond measure. As a result, sinners should envy you, instead of you envying sinners. They should stop for once and take note of the solid rock you’re standing on as compared to the slippery slope they’re standing on.

Even more, no one can take your future away from you. As our verse for today says, “your hope will not be cut off.” The sinner’s hope is just a slippery slide from utter ruin, but your hope is kept in the safest place possible. It is kept in heaven for you. (I Peter 1:4)

It makes sense, doesn’t it? Continuing in “the fear of the Lord all the day” makes some real sense.

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