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Christian Books of the Week – Disabilities 12/3/2021

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Verse of the Day and Devotional 12/2/2021

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Verse of the Day

December 2, 2021

Scripture

Sing aloud, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem! – Zephaniah 3:14 ESV

Devotion

I fell in love with a messenger. What can I say, I am happily married, but there is something about the way this messenger spoke that made my heart flutter—such clarity in the words, such mystery, while at the same time, so confidently precise. The message made me realize I didn’t quit understand love nor the completeness of it. Love is deeper than I could imagine.

The message came from heaven and spoke of love, redemption, special preparations, and they were all encapsulated in love.

The messenger said it was a message of love for the lost and hurting, widowed and orphaned, poor and wealthy. He said it was for all people and even included the marginalized from the society. I pondered what kind of love has its eyes so wide open that it makes it blind?

As I heard the message, I secretly wondered if this great love actually included me. Could I possibly be loved like this? A love from someone so great, they were willing to give it all. I have felt love by others, certainly in my marriage, but this love was different! This love was genuine and pure! It was so free from corruption and manipulation! I soon began to realize this love can only be experienced from a recipient’s position, meaning, I wasn’t capable of giving such a love. I understand my love has motives and conditions, but this love… this love!

This love can only come from one who is pure, spotless and free of sin. This pureness allowed the messenger to look at me and make it clear this love was, in fact, for me! Still, I was uncertain someone could love me like this. My only certainty was how confident I was that I didn’t deserve to have it. Yet, the messenger assured me it was true.

I asked the messenger how he could be so sure the message could be true for me. It was then I realized the messenger of the message was also the author of the message. That makes the Messenger the message!

As the Author of this Message, He has the authority to declare to whom the Message is for. It is for you and it is for me. Believe the God of the universe loves you. May your heart become overwhelmed in response to who and what He has done for you. Be in awe of and respond appropriately to the love of Christ for you. Be in awe of and respond appropriately to the love of Christ for you.

Consider Zephaniah 3:14: “Sing aloud, O daughter of shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem!”

How will your heart respond to the love described by the Messenger? I, like Zephaniah’s letter, will choose to rejoice and exult with all of my heart. Celebrate the love you have been gifted to receive. Celebrate that the message became the Messenger and has joined your heart for today and beyond.

By Pastor Leroy Childress, Bible League International partner, Illinois, U.S.

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Book Spotlight: Holy Bible American Standard Version Kindle Version 11/30/2021

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Holy Bible American Standard Version

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Holy Bible American Standard Version

Holy Bible American Standard Version

 

The American Standard Version of the Holy Bible. Now with superior navigation of any Bible in the Kindle store. I have included a “Table of Contents” as part of this book. Each verse of the entire Bible has a link. With just 3 clicks from the Table of Contents you can get to any verse in the entire Bible. If you are at a point where there is not a link to a verse, you can always push the cursor wheel on the Kindle 1 or the 5-way on the Kindle 2&3 and a pop-up menu will appear in which you can go to the “Cover”, “Table of Contents”, or “Go to the Beginning”. Choose either of these options to navigate to certain portions of the book. In addition, the words of Jesus are in red.

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Weekly Devotional: Gems from Pastor Jim 11/29/2021

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CrossMatt. 12:35-37 “A good person produces good words from a good heart, and an evil person produces evil words from an evil heart. And I tell you this, that you must give an account on judgment day of every idle word you speak. The words you say now reflect your fate then; either you will be justified by them or you will be condemned.”

What we say matters to God. What we say is a reflection of what is in our hearts. A godly heart speaks good things and an evil heart speaks evil things. God hears what comes from our mouths. He holds us accountable for the things we say and on Judgment Day we will answer to Him for them. Does this truth bother you at all? It should cause all of us to stop and think about what we say, how we say things, and why we say them.

What we say is also a reflection of what is in our hearts. Notice what Jesus says about it. We speak what is in our hearts. If we use vulgar words it indicates that sin is in our hearts. If we are careless in how we use the Lord’s name, it indicates that we have a careless regard for Him. If we speak negatively about others it indicates that we are not driven by godly love. If we speak harshly it means that we are not seeking peace and the well-being of others.

We are not perfect, but certainly we can do a much better job of how we speak and act. We must strive to be godly for we will be judged by God for how we do it. We dare not think lightly about this. God demands that we live rightly before Him. We can do it if we let Jesus be our Lord and not just our Savior. Is Jesus your Lord?

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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 11/26/2021

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Verse of the Day and Devotional 11/25/2021

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Verse of the Day

November 25, 2021

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The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. – 1 Corinthians 2:14 ESV

Devotion

God reveals things to us. The things He reveals are usually things that cannot be known in any other way. If we are to know them, He must reveal them to us. The Apostle Paul refers to these things in our verse for today as “the things of the Spirit of God” and he also refers to them as the “secret and hidden wisdom of God” (1 Corinthians 2:7). This secret wisdom includes, among other things, the Gospel message concerning Jesus Christ.

Although God’s secret wisdom is revealed to people, this does not necessarily mean that they will accept what has been revealed. Not everyone accepted Jesus or the Gospel message. Paul says, “None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory” (1 Corinthians 2:8). Although Jesus and the Gospel message were revealed to them, they could not understand them for what they truly were.

The reason why they could not understand was that each of them was a “natural person.” That is, they were people devoid of the Holy Spirit. They were people who lived in the natural strength and wisdom of their own flesh rather than in the supernatural strength and wisdom of the Spirit. The wisdom they had was the “wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away” (1 Corinthians 2:6). According to this fallible and transient human wisdom, God’s wisdom was mere folly.

In order to accept and understand revelation of the secret wisdom a person must be given the Holy Spirit, for these things are “spiritually discerned.” Because of the sin that is present in all of us, our knowing faculties have been corrupted and cannot properly understand God’s wisdom. As a result, it is necessary for the Holy Spirit to enter our lives and open our minds to the truth. Specifically, it is the gift of faith born of the Spirit that opens our minds and allows us to understand the truth of God’s wisdom (Ephesians 2:8).

Today, let us ask God to fill us with the Spirit and open our minds to the fullness of the truth He is revealing to us.

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Book Spotlight: Journey through the Bible (5 book series) Kindle Version 11/23/2021

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Journey through the Bible

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Journey Through the Bible

From Book 1: 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 11/22/2021

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CrossMatt. 12:11,12 And he answered, “If you had one sheep, and it fell into a well on the Sabbath, wouldn’t you get to work and pull it out? Of course you would. And how much more valuable is a person than a sheep! Yes, it is right to do good on the Sabbath.”

I have always been careful on how I handle the Lord’s Day. There are a lot of differences in our opinions on what we can and cannot do in it. Each of us must let the Lord guide us in this. What concerns me the most is that for many of us, the Lord’s Day is not looked upon as being any different than any other day of the week. We have no qualms about what we do. We fill it with so much activity that we are ill-prepared to begin another work week. We don’t let our bodies or souls rest long enough to be refreshed. We don’t give much thought to honoring the Lord or letting the Lord’s Day be a day of worship and rest. In fact, many of us aren’t bothered much at all if we don’t even make it to church to worship Him.

You have to let the Lord guide you in this, but I would challenge you to at least take into consideration what the Lord says in His Word about remembering the Sabbath Day and keeping it holy. Regardless of which day you choose to set aside in your week for a day of rest and worship, it is clear to me that the Lord requires that we do it. To not have a Lord’s Day in our week is an act of disobedience. It is sin.

Jesus said that it is okay to do good on the Sabbath. He does not say that we can do anything we want to do. We need to carefully consider the good that we do or don’t do. If what you do serves no good eternal purpose, then I challenge you to wait before the Lord about it and let His Spirit guide you as to whether or not you should continue to do what you do.

You have to let the Lord guide you in this, but I would challenge you to at least take this into consideration. If we don’t give our souls time to refocus on the Lord and appreciate the life He gives us to live, we will dry up and wither away in our faith. We need to set aside a day to be renewed in our souls through praise, thanksgiving, and meditation on His Word.

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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 eBooks of the Week 11/19/2021

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Verse of the Day and Devotional 11/18/2021

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Verse of the Day

November 18, 2021

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Then I looked, and there was a large crowd of people. There were so many people that no one could count them all. They were from every nation, tribe, race of people, and language of the earth. They were standing before the throne and before the Lamb. – Revelation 7:9 ERV
 

Devotion

Our verses for today are a part of one of the visions from the Apostle John’s book of Revelation. It is a vision of the people of God standing before the throne of God and before Jesus Christ after the second coming of Jesus, referred to in Revelation 6:17 as “The great day for their anger.” Among other things, the vision depicts the fulfillment of Jesus’ prophecy recorded in Acts 1:8 that His disciples “will tell people everywhere about me—in Jerusalem, in the rest of Judea, in Samaria, and in every part of the world.”

The vision obviously pictures the fulfillment of the prophecy because it depicts a great multitude “from every nation, tribe, race of people, and language of the earth.” The message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ had not been limited to the people of Jerusalem, or Judea, or Samaria, but had been preached to the people of the whole world. The great multitude is the fruit of the Gospel message and they are depicted as standing before God and Jesus shouting words of victory and praise.

Later in the verse and in the next verse, the multitude had palm branches in their hands. We are immediately reminded of the day Jesus was honored with palm branches upon His entry into Jerusalem a few days before His crucifixion. This is the day Christians remember and celebrate every year as Palm Sunday. Palm branches are an ancient symbol of triumph and victory. One might say that the people in the vision are celebrating the fulfilment of Palm Sunday, the ultimate victory and triumph of God and Jesus. Their victory, of course, is victory over Satan, his fallen angelic forces, and the people of earth they have control over.

If you are a Christian, then your participation in the spread of the Gospel adds to this great multitude. If you are a Christian, then you yourself will be a member of this great multitude.

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