Archive for December 5, 2019

Christian Books of the Week 12/6/2019

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by Russell Sherrard

Christian Books of the Week for Your Consideration

Books of the Week

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Verse of the Day and Devotional 12/5/2019

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Verse of the Day and Devotion

…”The Lord says, ‘I am with you!'”  – Haggai 1:13 ERV

Devotion

Sometimes, you just can’t see it. Sometimes, you just can’t see what time it is. You may think that you do, but you really don’t. After all, in the final analysis, you’re not the one that determines what time it is. You’re not the one that determines, for example, whether it’s time to destroy or build, to throw weapons down or to pick them up. (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8) Sometimes, therefore, you have to be told. Someone who knows has to tell you. Only then will you be able to coordinate your life with what time it is. Only then will you stop fighting against what time it is.

Who will tell you what time it is? The Lord will tell you. The Lord will tell you, or someone sent by the Lord. The Lord determines the times. He knows, therefore, what time it is. In their own day, the returning remnant of Judah didn’t know what time it was. For them, it was time to build the temple, but they didn’t see it. Indeed, they thought just the opposite. They were saying amongst themselves, “it is not yet the right time to build the Lord’s temple.” (Haggai 1:2) In effect, they were fighting against the time. In effect, they were fighting against the Lord.

The Lord didn’t leave them in that sorry state of spiritual blindness. They couldn’t see what time it was because they were more concerned with themselves and their interests than with the Lord’s interests. The Lord sent Haggai the prophet to tell them where they were going wrong and what they should do. He told them that the reason why things weren’t going as well for them as they would have liked was precisely because they didn’t know what time it was, because they refused to see what time it was. (Haggai 1:3-11)

Maybe, you need to know what time it is as well. Maybe, you need the Lord to open your eyes just as much as the people of Judah did back in the day. If so, then when He does tell you, in whatever way He tells you, you need to do the same thing they did. They accepted what time it was. They began to build the temple.

If you accept what time it is, then the Lord will say the same thing to you that He said to them as recorded in our verse for today. He will say, “I am with you!”

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Ask the Author Podcast: Interview with James Collins 12/4/2019

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by Russell Sherrard

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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 James Collins.

 

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Book Spotlight: Matthew: Jesus the Fulfillment of the Old Testament (Journey Through the Bible Book 2) $2.99 Kindle Version 12/3/2019

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by Russell Sherrard

Book Spotlight
Matthew
Jesus the Fulfilment of the Old Testament
(Journey Through the Bible Book 2)

by Russell Sherrard

Matthew: Jesus: The Fulfilment of the Old Testament

Matthew: Jesus: The Fulfillment to the Old Testament

This book is a Study Guide for the Book of Matthew in the Holy Bible. The Bible text used for the study is the King James Version (KJV). The Book of Matthew presents Jesus Christ as the fulfillment of all the prophecies in the Old Testament. Matthew: Jesus the Fulfillment of the Old Testament is the second book in this series of Journey Through the Bible.

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Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim 12/2/2019

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by Jim Hughes

crossIs. 9:6-7 For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. And the government will rest on his shoulders. These will be his royal titles: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

For unto us a child is born…..The birth of Jesus was not a spur of the moment event. In Ephesians 1:3-10 Paul makes it clear that before the foundation of the world was laid, God had a plan in place to redeem us. He purposely made us with the ability to accept or reject Him knowing that most would reject Him. He knew that there would be no way once sin entered into Unto us a child is born, a son is given. Jesus IS the Son of God. We hear God speak in Matt. 3:16-17 and 17:5 and declare that Jesus is His son in whom He is well pleased. Jesus left no room for doubt that He was the Son of God. John declares it to be so in John 1:1 and 14. Jesus is also the Son of Man. It is one of the titles Jesus often used of himself. He was human in every since of the word. We often find Him being hungry, tired, frustrated, praying, worshiping, dependant on God. We find Him wrestling with His certain death, in great physical pain and dying on a cross. Malachi describes His as being the Sun of Righteousness, with healing in His wings (Mal. 4:2).

Unto us a child is born, a son is given, a promise is kept. Starting in the Garden of Eden, God promised the world a Savior. Over and over again God declared the coming of the Savior. God was well aware of the world’s need for a Savior and in the fullness of time (Gal. 4:4) came, God sent His Son. Even though it seemed like God was not available, that He had abandoned His people, Jesus came. People had not given up hope, even though they had not heard from God for 400 years. They were living out life knowing that God was trustworthy and the Messiah would come some day.

We today celebrate the birth of the promised Messiah, Jesus our Savior, and we too are living out life in anticipation of His coming. Only this time, when Jesus comes He will be coming to take us, the church, out of the world to be with Him in heaven. God is trustworthy and He will keep His promise; Jesus is coming soon. Are you ready? Far more important than celebrating His birth is the celebrating of His soon return. Let us live each day in readiness.

man’s heart that He would be able to have fellowship with him, so He put in a plan whereby we could be restored to fellowship with Him. God gave us His Son because He loves us and wants to spend eternity with us (John 3:16). A child was born to be our Savior and Lord.

Jesus was no ordinary child. He is the embodiment of God in human flesh. He lived a sinless life, even though He was faced with all the temptations we are faced with. He lived and died to become our Savior and Lord (Phil. 2:5-8). Jesus came to address the desperate need of our hearts. He came to be with us in this journey of life, to be our Immanuel.

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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