Archive for January 30, 2020

Christian Books of the Week – Disabilities & Evangelism 1/31/2020

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by Russell Sherrard

Christian Books of the Week for Your Consideration

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Disabilities & Evangelism

 

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The Point is … The Warning 1/30/2020

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“What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet. Romans 7:7

“Get out of the car,” the police officer said. As I was getting out of the car, Amanda yelled, “Officer, I told him to slow down!” The policeman smiled and said, “Where are you going in such a hurry?” My Bible was in my hand. I reached back and laid it up on the dashboard. I wanted the police officer to know that I am a man of God. I said, “You know, I am a preacher. I’m on my way to minister to a family and preach a funeral down here at Crossroads Church.” The police officer said, “I know. I was at church when you preached last time. I know who you are.” I began to think this wasn’t going to go my way.

My wife, Amanda, and I were on our way to a funeral in Southeast Oklahoma. The funeral was at a church where I had preached before. We were almost there, when I saw a blue flashing light behind me.

The police officer pulled me over on the main road going to the church. The entire time I was standing on the side of the road, people from the church were driving by, honking and waving at me. It is difficult to be spiritual on the side of the road when the police have pulled you over.

The policeman said, “I clocked you doing 47 in a 40 mile per hour zone.” When he said that, I got so mad. I was furious. Seven stinking miles an hour! Are you kidding me! He pulled me over for seven stinking miles an hour!!!

The police officer smiled and said, “Preacher, I’m going to give you what you gave me in church the last time you preached. I’m going to give you a warning.”

After he gave me the warning, I got back in the car to drive away. I was still furious. When I pulled the car out in the road, I finally saw the speed limit sign – 40 miles per hour. Guilty as charged.

The police officer was right – I had broken the law. I was guilty, but the policeman showed me grace. We are all guilty. You may not drive too fast, but you are a guilty sinner. Some people think, “I’ve never killed anyone.” But the Bible says if you have broken one of the Ten Commandments, you have broken them all. You are guilty. You can’t separate the Law from Grace when it comes to salvation. It is by the Law that we know we are sinners.

Have you ever stolen something? An answer from somebody’s test? A nickel from your dad’s dresser? A piece of gum from your sister’s pack? Ten million dollars from your company? Sometime in your life, you have stolen something.

How many lies have you told in your life?

How many times have you used God’s name in vain? God has given life to you, and you have used His name as a cuss-word. That’s called blasphemy.

How many times have you committed adultery? Jesus said that whoever looks at a woman with lust has committed adultery in his heart. Have you ever looked with lust? Even if you have not committed the physical act of adultery, you have looked with lust.

The point is: We are all guilty. To bridge the gap between a Holy God and guilty sinners, Jesus Christ came into the world. He died on the cross to pay the price for our sins. Faith in Jesus is the way to forgiveness and a new relationship with God. All you must do is admit you are a sinner, turn from your sin, trust that Jesus died and rose from the grave for you, and invite Christ to come into your life.

Like the policeman gave me that day, God gives us the Law as a warning. You know that you are guilty. Trust in Christ and receive Him as Lord and Savior. Do it today…

This could be your final warning.

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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: One Year Bible American Standard Version $3.99 Kindle Edition 1/28/2020

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One Year Bible
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by Russell Sherrard

One Year Bible ASV

One Year Bible American Standard Version

This is a one year Bible. The Bible is divided into 366 sections. Each section is one day. I you keep up with it and read it every day, by the end of the year you will have read the entire Bible.

The Revised Version, Standard American Edition of the Bible, more commonly known as the American Standard Version (ASV), is a version of the Bible that was released in 1901. It was originally best known by its full name, but soon came to have other names, such as the American Revised Version, the American Standard Revision, the American Standard Revised Bible, and the American Standard Edition. Because of its prominence in seminaries, however, it was in America sometimes simply called the “Standard Bible”.

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Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim 1/27/2020

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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.

A great deal has been said and written about these titles for Jesus over the years. Little can be added to it, but I do want us to linger for a moment and reflect again on them. It is good for us to not only think about our Lord, but then to visualize ways in which we know these things are true in our lives.

He is our Wonderful Counselor. He is all-knowing and full of compassion. He does not leave us in the dark on how we ought to be living. He is not insensitive to us and lovingly instructs and guides us in the ways we should go. The Lord is the way and will never advise us to go a different way other than the way that leads us to heaven and a deeper walk with God. Imagine the problems we would have if He were to hide the way from us and demand that we in our own wisdom find it. Instead He makes himself known to us and instructs us how to know Him in His goodness, righteousness and holiness.

He is our Mighty God. He is able. There is no need of life we will ever have that He is not able to handle. There is no sin that He is not able to forgive. There is no battle He is not able to win. There is no crisis of life that He is not able to see us through. There is no limitation in His power, love, wisdom, grace, mercy, and ability to make us into a holy people, a people after his own heart.

He is our Everlasting Father. There is no end to His fatherly love and care for us. There is no end to His desire to do good for us. There is no end to His protective care over us. There is no end to His working in our lives to make us fit for heaven.

He is our Prince of Peace. He is the crowning glory of peace. He alone is able to give us peace that satisfies our souls. He alone is able to give us the calm confidence we need to weather the storms of life. There is no real peace apart from Him.

There is so much more that could be said about our Lord. I have not even scratched the surface of just how wonderful He is. Linger for a moment at His feet and think about these things. Feast on the Mighty God we serve. He is such a Wonderful Counselor as He leads us through our life journey. He watches over us at all times and forever shall be our Father in heaven. He is our Prince of Peace. There can be no real peace unless we are living in fellowship with Him daily in our lives.

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 – Disabilities 1/24/2020

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Christian Books of the Week for Your Consideration

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The Point is … The Saddest Words In The Bible 1/23/2020

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The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved. Jeremiah 8:20

One of my heroes was the great preacher Dwight L. Moody. One time, Moody was preaching a great revival crusade. As the service was about to start, he looked over and saw a man standing by himself. The still small voice of the Holy Spirit nudged Moody to go talk to the man about his soul. He walked over and said, “Sir, I just want to ask you if you’re saved?” The man said, “No. I know that I need to get saved. But no, I’m not saved. I’m not ready right now. I will get saved another day.” Moody said, “Sir, you need to understand that we have today. The Bible says today is the day of salvation.” Still, the man refused. He said, “No. I’m not ready. But someday I will. Someday I will get saved.” 

Several months later, Moody received word that the man had gotten deathly sick. So, he traveled across Chicago and went to his home. Moody asked, “Are you ready to get saved?” The man said, “I’m going to do it, but not now.” He said, “If I get saved now, people will say I got saved because I was sick.” Moody said, “Don’t think like that. Today is the day to get saved.” The man said, “Once I get better, I plan to buy a fruit orchard over in Michigan. When I get there, and I am not sick anymore, I will get saved.” Moody tried to reason with him. He did all he could. But the man refused to give his life to Christ. 

The man did get better. He bought the orchard, and he moved to Michigan. However, his illness returned. Dwight L. Moody heard about the man’s condition, and he got in the boat and traveled across Lake Michigan. He went out to the man’s farm, walked into the farmhouse, and went into the back bedroom where the man lay dying.  

When Moody walked in, the man said, “You’re too late. I didn’t ask you to come.” Moody said, “Sir, it’s never too late. The thief on the cross got saved in the eleventh hour. It’s never too late.” The dying man said, “But I’m not the thief on the cross. The thief on the cross got saved the first chance he had.” He said, “I’ve had many chances. Each time I was close, but I said, ‘No.’ No. No. No. No.” The dying man said, “I’ve said no one too many times. I’m telling you, for me, the clock is striking twelve. You’re too late.” 

Moody got down next to the dying man and he began to pray for him. As he was praying, he heard the man mumbling something. Moody thought, “What’s he saying?” He put his ear down close to the man’s mouth. The man was saying over, and over, and over, to himself as he died, “The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and I am not saved. The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and I am not saved…” 

Those were the man’s last words. Dwight L. Moody later wrote, “We took his Christ-less body and we wrapped it in a Christ-less burial shroud. We put his Christ-less body in a Christ-less casket. We carried him out and buried him in a Christ-less grave. The man went into a Christ-less eternity, all because he said, ‘Tomorrow.’” 

The point is: Today is the day of salvation. The saddest words in all the Bible are found in Jeremiah 8:20. They are two simple words, “not saved,” but they are the saddest words in all the Bible. They speak of a tragically missed opportunity.   

    What if today was your last day on earth? One day, your last day will come. Perhaps you have been putting off accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior until a more convenient day. But that day may not come. Your salvation is only a prayer away. Don’t put it off. For you, the harvest has not passed. The summer has not ended. You can get saved today. 

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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 Lyn Perry 1/22/2020

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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 Lyn Perry.


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Lyndon Perry

Lyndon Perry

Lyndon Perry has taught middle school English, coached high school swimming, and wrestled domestic longhair cats. He is currently a pastor, full-time husband, and grateful father of two. He enjoys coffee way too much and sings in a band when his bandmates let him. Perry writes and publishes a variety of speculative fiction, mystery, and thriller and blogs about faith, fiction, and culture at www.lyndonperrywriter.com.

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Book Spotlight: Interactive Romans Road World English Version $0.99 Kindle Version 1/21/2020

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Interactive Romans Road
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Interactive Romans Road World English Version

Interactive Romans Road World English 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 1/20/2020

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crossLuke 2:8-15 That night some shepherds were in the fields outside the village, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, and angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terribly frightened, but the angel reassured them, “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news of great joy for everyone! The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born tonight in Bethlehem the city of David! And this is how you will recognize him: You will find a baby lying in a manger, wrapped snugly in strips of cloth!” Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God: “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to all whom God favors.” When the angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, “Come on, let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see this wonderful thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

There are a lot of things we can observe from this miraculous night of our Savior’s birth. The night started out like any other night; the shepherds were watching over their sheep, protecting them from any potential predators and from wandering away. They were not expecting anything unusual in the night; they were simply occupying. The Lord often shows up in our lives when we are just doing what we normally do, living out our lives humbly before Him.

When the angel from heaven appeared in the night sky, the shepherds were terrified. Who can blame them? Many times when the Lord speaks, we become frightened. We don’t know what is coming next.

The message that the angel brought to the shepherds was good news, great news, generous news and grand news. Jesus, the promised Messiah, had come! It was news of great joy for everyone. It was the best news that man had ever heard. It was news for all the ages; Christ the Savior was born! They were told where to find Him and how they would find Him.

It that was not enough to forever change the shepherds’ lives, the angel was joined by the angelic choir singing the praises of our Immanuel, Jesus our Lord. The shepherds were left speechless. Who could blame them? They hurriedly left and went into town to find the Christ child. When they found Him, they went and told everybody they could what had happened and who they found. I wonder, how often we get so excited by what the Lord says to us that we just are compelled to go and tell others about it?

I am intrigued by this part of the Christmas story. Were the shepherds the only ones who say the angel, the angelic host, or heard their message? Scripture says that the glory of God filled the sky. I would think that everyone for miles around would have seen the sight, but we are not told that they did. And if they did, why aren’t we told that a great crowd of people filled the streets of Bethlehem in search of the Christ child? You would think that this was an event that would have forever changed all who were in town that night.

Yet, we are told that later on Herod and the religious leaders in the land did not know Jesus had been born. When the magi showed up two years later, they were caught off guard and had to inquire about it.

Let us be very careful that we don’t miss the wondrous signs the Lord gives us. Just like signs preceded His first coming, there are many signs given that are preceding His second coming. God is giving us plenty of signs to prepare us for His coming. Are you paying attention? Are you ready? Jesus will come again like a thief in the night; no one knows when, but I believe it will be very soon. Don’t be like those in Jesus’ day who missed the signs announcing His birth. Live each day in readiness and you won’t be left behind.

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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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 – Devotionals 1/17/2020

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Christian Books of the Week for Your Consideration

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Christian Books of the Week

Devotionals

 

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