Free Friday! Memorial Day Edition

Free Book Friday for Bible Software

Hi everyone! This week head over to the Memorial Day Sale to download 5 free books. Thanks so much and have a great Memorial Day weekend!

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Free Friday! Biblical Authority

Free Book Friday for Bible Software

Happy Friday everyone! Today’s free download, usually $12.95, is Biblical Authority: The Critical Issue for the Body of Christ by James T. Draper, Jr. and Kenneth Keathley.

The basic problem that we face today has to do with knowledge and truth. It is not the quantity of truth which is being debated, but the source of truth. Where does genuine truth originate, and how can we know that something is actually truth? This is the burning issue challenging every serious Bible student and Christian today.

In a world faced with every kind of religious pluralism, it is as imperative today as it has ever been for the Bible to remain the absolute standard by which all things are judged.

The subject of biblical authority may be the most critical and sensitive issue facing the evangelical Christian world today. the rippling effect of this discussion has touched every major theological and philosophical issue under consideration.

James T. Draper, Jr. and Kenneth Keathley deal with this issue in a clear and concise way. They examine modern critical thought and historic positions of the church as well as new methods in interpreting the Bible such as reader response criticism and postmodern hermeneutics. Biblical Authority will strengthen one’s faith in the Word of God.

Download here.

Guest Post – Simple Sermon Strategies that Work

The preacher or pastor is expected to be skilled in designing anywhere from one to three or more sermons per week. Hopefully, we take the expectation of being experts of sermon design, or “displaying special skill or knowledge derived from training experience” (Merriam-Webster definition) seriously.

When designing a sermon, there are some important aspects to consider.

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Guest Post – Give Him Just One

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People. We are used to multi-tasking, having our minds and lives firing in five different directions. At times we DO find ourselves on overload. When we do, what do we tend to do? And do well? Criticize ourselves. I am reminded of a time when I sat among a small group of gals in a Bible study setting. In that discussion time we were sharing our goals for the study. There was a mother of 4 small children who always need her attention.

In her frustration and complete weariness, she shared in depth about not having enough time for daily devotions and Bible study. She felt defeated and was basically giving up. Those in the group kept trying to help with creative ways to carve out enough time. Go to bed earlier, get up earlier, or even when they napped. This young mom was nearly in tears. I just sat and listened. This group was more worried about the quantity of time, rather then the quality.

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Resurrection Sunday

photo (1)The Resurrection is the most important part of our story as disciples of Jesus. It is what sets us apart, makes our beliefs different, and gives us great hope.

On Easter, we celebrate Jesus doing the unexpected, the unbelievable, the miraculous – rising from the dead. So many witnesses, including the disciples, had seen Jesus arrested, publicly beaten, and paraded through the streets up to Golgotha. They saw Him nailed onto the wooden cross and lifted up to hang there between criminals. They saw Him give up His spirit, take His last breath, and die.

And with it, they saw their hope lost.

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Guest Post: To the Weary Pastor’s Wife

There is no seminary course or Scripture reading plan that prepared me for being a pastor’s wife. Sure, there were tools that I was given and questions to think through. There were communication pointers and some wise words from those that went before me and somehow survived, but they didn’t really expound on how ugly the wrestle with temptation to shrink back would be. Or how maybe on the rough days even the temptation would be to just quit.

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