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Verse of the Day and Devotion 8/1/2019

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Verse of the Day and Devotion

They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share…  – I Timothy 6:18 ESV

Devotion

You’ve been blessed financially. Although you might protest, most people would say that you’re rich. After all, you have everything you need. Indeed, you have more than enough. Instead of living hand to mouth, you store up the excess. Instead of scraping the funds together to pay the bills, you hire someone to pay them for you.

So, given your wealth, what do you do from the biblical point of view? The Apostle Paul has the answer:

First, you make an attitude adjustment. In the previous verse Paul says, “As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.” (I Timothy 6:17) In other words, don’t be so proud to think that your riches will always be there for you. In and of themselves, riches are uncertain. All it takes is an unexpected stock market crash, a housing collapse, a downturn in the economy, etc., and you’re in trouble. Trust in riches is a poor substitute for trust in God.

Second, you do what our verse for today says you should do:

You do good. That is, you do good with the financial resources you have. Instead of acting like the rich fool who said to himself, “Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry” (Luke 12:19), you get to work making wise investments that create new products and services, companies, and jobs. You do good by putting your wealth to work in ways that will bless people, including yourself.

You also do good works. You use your wealth to finance endeavors in the not-for-profit world. There are churches that need to be built, missionary endeavors that need to be supplied, Christian schools and colleges that need operating funds, and the list goes on. You make yourself a partner of these worthy endeavors.

And you also share what you have, especially with your fellow believers. Elsewhere Paul says, “So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” (Galatians 6:10)

It takes money to expand and enhance the Kingdom of God. You have the money. Start, then, to make the kind of investments that will reward you for all eternity.” (I Timothy 6:19)

Til the Whole World Know

Book Spotlight: Interactive Romans Road King James Version $0.99 Kindle Version 7/30/2019

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by Russell Sherrard

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Interactive Romans Road – King James Version

Long Ago, when the Roman Empire was at the height of its glory, a common saying was “All Roads Lead to Rome.” I want to tell you about a very special road — a road that existed then and still exists now. This road, now almost 2,000 years old, has never led to Rome. Yet, strangely enough, it is called the Romans Road.

This takes the reader to selected passages in the Book of Romans in the Bible to explain the plan of Salvation. This is the ideal way to share the gospel using your Kindle. The reader can also read the entire book of Romans un-interrupted.

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Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim 7/29/2019

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by Jim Hughes

crossIs. 56:1-2 “Be just and fair to all,” says the LORD. “Do what is right and good, for I am coming soon to rescue you. Blessed are those who are careful to do this. Blessed are those who honor my Sabbath days of rest by refusing to work. And blessed are those who keep themselves from doing wrong.”

Want to honor the Lord in your living? The Lord gives us three things to do here that will honor Him. We are to be just and fair. This reminds us that how we treat others does matter. Being just means that we don’t treat people in ways they don’t deserve to be treated. We honor the Lord’s admonition to be loving and gracious. When it becomes necessary to punish someone for the wrongs they have done, we don’t cower away from it. It is only fair that people be punished for the wrongs they do, but when we do it, we do it out of love and not vengeance. The goal should always be to motivate others to repent and change their ways, to restore them to good standing before God and man.

It also honors the Lord when we honor the Lord’s Day. Now I know that there is a tremendous amount of disagreement in the church over what this means in practical terms and I don’t want to upset anyone or stir up a debate. What I do want to do is to challenge you to think about what the Lord’s Day is designed to do for us. Scripture says that when God had finished His labors of creation, He rested on the seventh day. I don’t believe it was because He was tired, but it was because He had completed His work, it was good, and there was nothing else for Him to do to make it better. He wants us to take the time to reflect on the works He has done, to appreciate them and to understand that what He did and continues to do is for our good and His glory.

He admonishes us to rest from our labors one day a week because He knows that we are not Him; we need the rest. We get weary from our labors physically, mentally and emotionally and it affects our souls. God knows that when man is always working, he is not paying attention to his soul like he needs to. Whatever you do on the Lord’s Day, take the time to refresh your soul, to be holy before God. You need the Lord more than anything your labors on earth may accomplish for you.

It also honors the Lord when we keep ourselves from doing wrong. What we do does matter to God. Sin affects our relationship with God. It keeps God at arm’s length in our souls. We can never be right with God as long as we allow ourselves to sin against God. It is never okay with God when we wander into sin. When God’s children sin, it insults God. It brings shame not only upon us, but it dishonors His holy name. Sin in our hearts keeps God’s blessings at bay in our lives. We must heed the admonition of God to be holy, even as He is holy.

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.

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.

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Books of the Week 7/26/2019

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by Russell Sherrard

Books of the Week for Your Consideration

Books of the Week

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Verse of the Day and Devotion 7/25/2019

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Verse of the Day and Devotion

You are all people who belong to the light. You belong to the day. We don’t belong to the night or to darkness.  – I Thessalonians 5:5 ERV

Devotion

There are two kinds of people. The first kind are those who belong to the night and to darkness. The second kind are those who belong to the day and to light.

What’s the difference between the two?

Those who belong to the night and to darkness are, figuratively, drunk and asleep. It’s because, says the Apostle Paul, “People who sleep, sleep at night. People who drink too much, drink at night.” (I Thessalonians 5:7) Applying Paul’s figures, this means that such people are in no condition to see what’s coming. What’s coming? Jesus is coming. The return of Jesus Christ to earth is coming. Those who belong to the first kind of people are so caught up in the darkness of their sin that they have no clue about Jesus’ return. Thus, they will be surprised by His return like those who are surprised by a thief in the night. (I Thessalonians 5:2)

Those who belong to the day and to light, on the other hand, are, figuratively, awake and sober. It’s because people who stay awake and sober do so in the day. Applying the figures, they’re prepared for the return of Jesus. Thus, Paul can say, “But you, brothers and sisters, are not living in darkness. And so that day will not surprise you like a thief.” (I Thessalonians 5:4) Since they belong to the day, they stay awake, keep control of themselves, and look forward to the return of Jesus. Indeed, they keep an eye out for Him and take note of the signs of His coming.

The first kind of people are, of course, non-Christians and the second kind are Christians. The reason why Christians belong to the day and to light is that they have received light. They have received the light of Jesus Christ by faith. The Apostle John puts it this way: “In Him there was life, and that life was a light for the people of the world. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not defeated it.” (John 1:4-5) Having received the light of Jesus Christ, they can see what’s going on in the world. They can see what’s coming in the world.

Apart from Christ, on the other hand, you’re in the dark. Apart from Christ, you belong to the night and to darkness.

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Book Spotlight: Interactive Romans Road American Standard Version $0.99 Kindle Version 7/22/2019

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Interactive Romans Road American Standard Version

Long Ago, when the Roman Empire was at the height of its glory, a common saying was “All Roads Lead to Rome.” I want to tell you about a very special road — a road that existed then and still exists now. This road, now almost 2,000 years old, has never led to Rome. Yet, strangely enough, it is called the Romans Road.

This takes the reader to selected passages in the Book of Romans in the Bible to explain the plan of Salvation. This is the ideal way to share the gospel using your Kindle.

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Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim 7/22/2019

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crossIs. 55:10-11 The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry. It is the same with my word. I send it out and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.

One of the great mysteries of the Gospel is how God uses it when it is sent forth. The effectiveness of the Word to bring about change in the human soul lies solely in God. We can do nothing to cause anyone to hear the Word and let it change their life. Nothing. The messenger is only that, a messenger. It doesn’t matter how well or powerfully the messenger may speak. It doesn’t matter how knowledgeable he may be. It doesn’t matter how acceptable he may be amongst man. It is not about the messenger; it’s about the message.

The Word never fails to fulfill its mission that God sends it on. When God’s Word is proclaimed, God makes sure that someone gets the message He intended for it to deliver. It always touches a need and produces fruit in the heart of man. Always. We must never pass up opportunities to get the Word out, because God has promised that when we do proclaim it God will bless our efforts and use His Word. It doesn’t matter how you do it or how well you do it; it just matters that you do it. Do your part and God will do the rest.

God sends His Word out. He knows where and when it is needed. He knows who to send it with and to. He never fails to offer people an opportunity to hear it and apply it to their life. Not everyone is willing to hear, but nevertheless, God gives them a witness. No one has an excuse to reject Him when they hear the Word. The Word will either draw man to God or condemn man for rejecting God. Each will be judged by the Word revealed, whether it be the written or Living Word.

God has entrusted you with His Word. Don’t deny anyone the opportunity to hear it and know it. He holds you accountable for what you do with it. Your life is your pulpit. Proclaim loudly the Word and God so that all who are in your world will hear it. God will put it the soil of people’s souls, water it, nurture it, and cause it to take root and grow.

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.

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

Serving the under-resourced Church globally through the provision of Bibles, biblical resources and training to transform lives worldwide through God’s Word. Ten percent (10%) of all purchases made through Sherrard’s eBook Resellers http://bit.ly/2L22Xvj, Christian Nonfiction eBook Store http://bit.ly/2Btyvc4, and Author Support Services http://bit.ly/2zne7YW goes to supporting Bible League International https://www.bibleleague.org/

Books of the Week 7/19/2019

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Books of the Week for Your Consideration

Books of the Week

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Verse of the Day and Devotion 7/18/2019

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Verse of the Day and Devotion

“But will God indeed dwell with man on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain you, how much less this house that I have built!” – II Chronicles 6:18 ESV

Devotion

If one were to try and compare the Lord God with His creation, as difficult as that is, then perhaps the most feasible analogy is that the creation is like the contents inside a box and the Lord is like the owner of the box. As the owner, He’s outside the box because He’s the source of the box and its contents. He’s the Creator of His creation.

To continue with the analogy, inside the box would be the earth, the starry heavens, and even the spiritual heaven, angels included. All of it would be inside the box because all of it was created by Him. (Genesis 1:1) He, in contrast, was not created by anyone or anything. He just is, eternal and complete in Himself, not dependent upon anything.

That’s why Solomon wonders how it could be that the Lord God would dwell with man on the earth. Specifically, he wonders how it could be that the Lord would dwell in the temple he had built for Him. The Lord Himself, of course, wanted the temple to be built (I Chronicles 17:1-15), but Solomon still wonders how it could be, given that nothing can contain Him.

The same goes for the starry heavens. Vast as they are, they cannot contain the Lord God. Even the spiritual heaven, what Solomon calls the “highest heaven,” cannot contain Him. Although His manifest presence is located there, although the angels and the departed saints are with Him there, He cannot be contained there. The Lord God, one might say, cannot be “boxed in” anywhere, not even in the highest heaven above.

Nevertheless, this great God, this incomprehensible God, deigns to dwell inside of His creation. He does this by revealing Himself in creaturely terms that can be experienced. He does this by revealing Himself in a number of different ways. Included among them is His revelation of Himself as seated on a throne in the highest heaven, ruling and reigning from there. (e.g., Isaiah 6:1; Psalm 47:8) He also did it by revealing Himself in the Holy of Holies of the temple Solomon built. In our own day, one way He does it is by revealing Himself in the hearts of the men and women that love Him. (John 14:23)

Although this great God cannot be contained, He loves His creatures enough to dwell with them and to make Himself known to them.

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New Release: King of Malorn 7/17/2019

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by Annie Douglas Lima

Thanks for stopping by! Take a look at this brand-new fantasy adventure story with a hint of romance by author Annie Douglass Lima.

Book Description:

    Life as

the king’s younger sister should be exciting.

   Not for

Princess Kalendria. She’s sick of the dissent and of constantly having her

family undermined by those who think they could rule Malorn better than King

Korram.

   Hoping to

lighten the mood in the palace, Kalendria plans a ball to celebrate her

seventeenth birthday. It doesn’t hurt that their handsome Alasian ally King

Jaymin has promised to attend, and she’s been waiting for him to notice her for

as long as she can remember.

   But

unfriendly forces have their own party plans. When Kalendria, Korram, and

Jaymin barely survive an assassination attempt, their only recourse is to flee

into the wilderness. Tracked by unknown assassins, they must figure out whom

they can trust and who is behind the plot. Can Kalendria help her brother

reclaim his throne – oh, and catch Jaymin’s attention while she’s at it –

before they are all killed and war destroys both kingdoms?

Click here to download your copy of King of Malorn on Amazon now! 

 

Click here to see King of Malorn on Goodreads.

Series Information:

King of Malorn is book 5 in the Annals

of Alasia. But don’t worry if you haven’t read the others; it will still make sense on its own.

Each of the first four books can stand on its own as well. They each deal with events surrounding the same major political incident: the invasion

of the kingdom of Alasia by the neighboring kingdom of Malorn.

Prince of Alasia begins on the night of the Invasion and

describes what happens to twelve-year-old Prince Jaymin after he is forced to

flee for his life.

In

the Enemy’s Service

features a girl as the protagonist and tells the story of those who were not

able to escape from the Alasian palace when the enemy invaded.

Prince of Malorn begins several months earlier and

focuses on the Malornian perspective of the events leading up to the

Invasion.

The Nameless Soldier shows how a young Alasian soldier lives through the Invasion but then has to survive and make a name for himself in enemy-occupied Alasia.

In each of the books, main

characters from the others make brief appearances and interact with each other

at the point where the timeframes and settings overlap.

I also have a short

ebook of “interviews” that I conducted with the characters in the other three books. Annals of Alasia: The Collected

Interviews is not available on Amazon, but I send a free copy to anyone who signs  up for my mailing list

(to receive updates when I release new books or occasionally offer them for free).

Author Biography:

Annie Douglass Lima considers herself

fortunate to have traveled in twenty different countries and lived in four of

them. A fifth-grade teacher in her “other” life, she loves reading to her

students and sparking their imaginations. Her books include science fiction,

fantasy, YA action and adventure novels, a puppet script, anthologies of her

students’ poetry, and Bible verse coloring and activity books. When she isn’t

teaching or writing, Annie can often be found sipping spiced chai or

pomegranate green tea in exotic locations, some of which exist in this world.

Author Contact Info:

 

Blog: http://anniedouglasslima.blogspot.com

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/anniedouglassa