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Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim 5/4/2020

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by Jim Hughes

crossJer. 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

You may not know what the future holds for you, but the Lord does. He knows all that lies ahead of you, both the good and the bad. He knows your ups and downs. There is nothing that you will face in life that He doesn’t already know about and He is preparing you today for what lies ahead.

What you need for your future the Lord knows and lovingly is providing you with it today. You may not see it or understand it, but be assured that the Lord is taking care of you. He lovingly is equipping you for your good and He will be glorified because of it. Do not take lightly what the Lord is doing in your life today, because you need it for all of your tomorrows.

Learn well what the Lord is showing you about Him and life. Search the Scriptures daily so you will learn all that you need for today and your future. Observe what is happening in your life so that you can learn important spiritual lessons from it. Learn from others who have walked the path you are on so that you can handle what lies ahead of you.

The plans the Lord has in store for you are all good. He does not let you go through anything in life that is not good for you. Trust in God’s goodness and do not let Satan cause you to doubt it. Nothing that happens in the life of the godly is bad if we but have eyes to see the goodness of God. Things may be difficult for us to go through, but we can go through them victoriously for Christ gives us the means and strength to do it.

Keep your eyes focused on the truth of God’s love and goodness and your future will be bright, full of hope and the peace of God will steady you each step you take. The Lord plans on walking with you each step you take until He gets you home to heaven. Trust God; He will not let you down or disappoint you as you boldly step into your future.

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 – Devotionals 1/17/2020

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by Russell Sherrard

Christian Books of the Week for Your Consideration

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Christian Nonfiction eBook Store as of 10/3/2017

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Christian Nonfiction eBook Store

Christian Nonfiction eBook Store is striving to become the largest Christian Non-Fiction eBook Store on the Internet. In the coming weeks we will be adding additional eBooks. Currently we have 11 Categories with varying numbers of eBooks in each Category. We will fill each category as time goes by. Click on each category to go to the page that lists all the books in that category. Click on the book for details.
The Bibles Category has many Bibles Including Holy Bible American Standard Version.
The Bible Studies Category has many Bible Studies Including Genesis: Book of Beginnings.
The Biographies Category has many Autobiographies Including The Life of Charles Haddon Spurgeon.
The Commentaries Category has many Commentaries Including Treasury of David.
The Counseling Category has many Counseling eBooks Including Unshackled and Free.
The Devotionals Category has many Devotionals Including Morning and Evening Devotionals.
The Disabilities Category has many Disabilities eBooks Including Something’s Not Right.
The Evangelism Category has many Evangelism eBooks Including Interactive Romans Road American Standard Version.
The Homeschool Category has many Homeschool eBooks Including Old Testament and New Testament Manuscript History.
The Marriage Category has many Marriage eBooks Including Before and After the Honeymoon.
The Writing Category has many Writing eBooks Including Writing for the King of Glory.
Please Visit us soon and explore all the various choices you have.

 

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Inspiration Monday: Gems From Pastor Jim

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CrossProv. 12:18 Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing.

A real test of your character is how well you speak of others. Do you tear down or build up? Do you destroy or bring healing? No one likes to hear words of destruction. We like to be spoken well of, to hear words of encouragement. Wise is the person who knows how to bring words of healing to the soul. One of the greatest gifts a person can have is the gift of encouragement. It is something everyone can do. It may take some work to develop it, but with effort it can be done.

If you are not an encourager, can you really say that you love God and others? Be honest. God always strives to lift up His children. He wants them to reach their potential in Him. Notice how many times He uses words and phrases to let us know that we are more than we think we are in Him. He calls us overcomers, a royal priesthood, His children, mighty conquerors, servants of God, etc. Over and over again God tells us how special we are to Him. He sees us for not only who we are, but for whom we can become in Him. Shouldn’t we be the same way towards one another?

Want to make a difference in the world? Be an encourager. Learn how to see the good in people and spur them on to greater goodness. Don’t take the easy and low road and add poison to someone’s soul. Lift them up and bring words of healing to them. Just one word of encouragement in time of need could forever change the course of someone’s life.

Sure people mess up and make a mess of their lives. The world is full of people who make fools of themselves by making bad choices in their lives. There are a multitude of people who make life miserable for those striving to live right before God. Instead of making matters worse by tearing them down, we should love them enough to try to bring healing to their souls by loving them through Christ. And if they are unresponsive to our love, it is best to remain silent and not tear them down with our cutting remarks. Pray for them and let the Lord deal with them.

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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Inspirational Monday: Gems From Pastor Jim

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CrossProv. 11:30 The godly are like trees that bear life-giving fruit, and those who save lives are wise.

You can easily tell who are godly. Those who are really right with God stand out from those who are just the pretenders and those who are ungodly. Godly people are alive. Their faith is actively at work in them and it shows. They ooze the life of the Spirit, producing life-giving fruit. Their demeanor is different than most. Godliness is seen in them both in public and in private. The character of Christ is evidenced in how they interact with others. Godly people are not into themselves; they are people orientated. They show a real concern for the souls of others.

Wise are those who reach out to others and strive to lead them to Calvary and God’s throne room. It is good for one’s soul to live to do God’s will, to go into the world in order to make disciples. It is good to help others find their way to saving faith. It is good for God’s children to strive to stunt the growth of hell’s population.

Wisdom characterizes the godly. Therefore, it behooves us to do all we can to be a godly people. It takes a lot of determination, perseverance, trust and effort on our part. We must keep doing the things that help us to grow in grace and knowledge of the Lord. We produce life-giving fruit in direct proportion to the effort we put into being a holy people.

Life-giving fruit is what pleases God. It is why we are saved by His grace. We are not saved just for ourselves. The Lord chooses us to live for Him. He chooses us to make a difference in the world, bring to it redeeming grace. If you are a child of God, you will produce life-giving fruit for the glory of Christ.

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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Inspirational Monday: Gems From Pastor Jim

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by Jim Hughes

CrossProv. 11:3 Good people are guided by their honesty, treacherous people are destroyed by their dishonesty.

You have heard it said many times, “Honesty is a good policy.” Everything that we do depends on honesty. Without honesty, there is no trust. And if there is no trust, there is no peace amongst men. We depend on honesty to make accurate decisions. We cringe when we discover someone has not been honest with us. It causes us to develop bad feelings towards them and often leads to bad consequences.

We all know that dishonest people are everywhere. We have to really be on our guard and unfortunately be suspicious of people we don’t know. We live in a world where people are willing to do or say anything for personal gain. We find it to be true in the world and sadly in the church as well.

Honesty comes from a heart of integrity. Honest people know right from wrong and choose to do what is right, regardless of personal gain or not. Being honest often involves personal sacrifices. It often tests the genuiness of one’s character. We are confronted daily with opportunities to be dishonest in our dealings with one another. It is one of the reasons why it is good for the soul to often examine it to see if it is right with God.

Satan is a master at tempting us to compromise our integrity for the sake of our convenience. He relentlessly tries to get us to be less than honest in our dealings or conversations with others. He is good at causing us to lie to ourselves about our relationship with God. He wants us to buy into the lie that we don’t have to be as careful about our soul’s character as God says we should be.

Dishonesty leads the soul away from God and results in very treacherous consequences. In order to be and do good in the sight of God, we must constantly and diligently stand guard over our souls. We must stay deeply connected with the Lord and be in His Word constantly so that we will be able to be honest with ourselves about ourselves and our dealings with others. It may not be convenient or pleasant to be a person of integrity who is honest in all things, but the rewards are eternal. It is far better to be honest and please God than it is to be dishonest and please others or one’s self.

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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CrossReads Book Blast: A Nation Under Judgment by Richard Capriola

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A Nation Under Judgment
By Richard Capriola

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A Nation Under Judgment defines wisdom as “the ability to see things from God’s point of view.” It reviews our nations social polices, including hunger, poverty, the environment, marriage, homelessness as well as others, from a Scriptural point of view. It empowers readers to consider if our nation is moving away from being One Nation Under God.

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Rick Photo JpegRichard Capriola spent many years as a hospital chaplain. He completed four years of Clinical Pastoral Education in preparation for becoming a chaplain. In addition to his pastoral care experience, he has served as a ministry outreach leader for a Midwestern church and has been a mental health counselor at both a regional crisis center and psychiatric hospital.

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