4th of July Sale – 40 Books Marked Down to $4 Each

4thjuly, independence day, sale, books, americaHappy Independence Day Eve! Since our Customer Service Reps will be enjoying the holiday with family and friends, we’ve put together a special 4th of July Sale, good all the way through July 14.  For this sale, we’ve hand-picked 40 excellent tools for your digital library and priced them at just $4 each. You’ll find volumes normally priced at $27.95, $24.95, $19.95, $14.95, and $12.95, but, to celebrate the holiday, they’re all just $4 each. Click here to browse this sale. Downloading new content is fast and easy, and you can be using it within minutes. If you prefer ordering by phone, call 1-800-888-9898. Mention special offer 8261.

You’ll find lots of tools for preaching and teaching. We’ve selected a wide range of volumes from our categories of: Commentaries, Sermon Helps, Theology, Homiletics, Study Notes, Word Studies, Dictionaries & Encyclopedias, Sermon Illustrations, Handbooks, Outlines, Evangelism, and more! Click here to browse this 4th of July Sale now.

R.C. SPROUL 6-Vol. Commentary – Sale ends Monday

This is the commentary many have been waiting for. Respected theologian, R.C. Sproul, presents the St. Andrew’s Expositional Commentary. This is a teaching and preaching commentary, as all included material has been preached by Dr. Sproul from his pulpit at the St. Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, FL. These 6 volumes cover the books of Matthew, Mark, John, Acts, Romans, and 1-2 Peter. Purchased in hardcover, these 6 books sell for $210.95, but, through July 7, this bundle is on sale for only $49.95. Click here for more details or to download today. Or, call 1-800-888-9898 and mention special offer 8261.

Vance Havner Bundle – Lowest Price Ever
Here’s a highly-collectible library of preaching and teaching helps by the great preacher Vance Havner. Through July 7, our Vance Havner Bundle, a 25 volume, hard-to-find collection is on sale for70% off. This includes 8 sermon books (with over 100 Havner sermons), 5 devotionals, 5 books on Christian Living, and 7 additional Havner volumes on a host of biblical topics. For more details and a complete listing of the works included, click here. Or, if you prefer ordering by phone, call 1-800-888-9898. Mention special offer 8261. This sale ends on Monday.

I hope you’ll take advantage of these specials before they expire. As always, I guarantee you’ll be delighted or I’ll be happy to refund your purchase.

In His Service,

Jim Baird

Guest Post – Walk It Out

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God our Heavenly Father is truly the everlasting God, King above all, Lord forever. We can completely trust Him because He always stays true to His Word and never changes (James 1:17). We change. Sometimes we get tired of waiting for God and we start trying to work things out ourselves, only to end up getting in the way. We realize it when we see the struggles we cause for ourselves. Then we start wondering why God allowed us to fall into the hole we were so anxious to dig.

I remember times in my life when I felt as if God left me to figure things out on my own, or He wasn’t listening when I prayed. Nothing I would try was the answer, and it seemed as if God was watching me run aimlessly in circles. Then after I had exhausted all my options, I was finally ready to pay attention. That’s when I realized that God actually has everything under control.

Before this realization, I would usually try to determine when and how I believed my situations should be resolved. Yet, all I was actually doing was getting stressed over my plans instead of walking out God’s plan in faith (Jeremiah 29:11). My plans were merely distractions that kept me occupied until I was ready to move forward with God leading the way. It took a while, but I finally learned that God really knows what He is doing. He doesn’t need my input, advice, or permission.

God wants us to successfully complete the journey that He has set before us. That’s why He so graciously provides everything that we need and even some of the desires of our heart (Psalm 37:4). If ever we feel discouraged and wonder why God seems so distant, all we have to do is trust Him enough to walk out His plan with confidence in knowing that He is with us every step of the way.

Let’s be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer (Romans 12:12).

Revised blogs from Blessings in Blogs: Living Effectively by Genia M. Owens, originally published by Trafford Publishing. © Copyright 2012, www.trafford.com

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Genia Owens is an e-book Developer at WORDsearch who loves to inspire others through writing. She also enjoys watching a good movie with popcorn, spending time with family and friends, and going on outings with her husband to take photos for their online photography art business – GREO Galleries Unlimited (http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/greo-galleries-unlimited.html).

New Release: R.C. Sproul’s 6-Vol. NT Commentary

SproulCommentToday I’m delighted to announce the new release of a 6 volume commentary by one of today’s most respected Reformed Bible scholars, R.C. Sproul. Dr. Sproul is a prolific writer, having authored over 80 books for the edification of believers worldwide. This commentary bundle, the St. Andrew’s Expositional Commentary, is available in hardcover elsewhere, usually with a list price around $210.95. For a limited time, our introductory sale price on this set is just $49.95. Click here to add this excellent scholarship to your digital library today. Or, call us at 1-800-888-9898 and mention special offer 8245.

The Preaching & Teaching Commentary of R.C. Sproul

Like me, you may wonder how this work got the title of St. Andrew’s Expositional Commentary. In 1997, Dr. Sproul was invited to the pulpit of St. Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Florida. Dr. Sproul was determined to preach each Sunday morning, and he chose to preach through books of the Bible, a dedicated ministry he continues today. This commentary is the result of Sproul’s preaching ministry, and everything in this set has been preached by Dr. Sproul at St. Andrew’s Chapel. This makes the material all that more adaptable for use in your own preaching and teaching ministry.

This bundle covers every passage in the New Testament books of: Matthew, Mark, John, Acts, Romans, and 1-2 Peter. You’ll discover a great deal of horsepower in these volumes.

R.C. Sproul is a Passionate Defender of Christian Faith

Whether or not you are in agreement with Reformed theology, I’m confident you will find yourself in agreement with the vast majority of what Dr. Sproul teaches in these commentaries. You’ll find his research is deeply rooted in Scripture, and he shores up all his points with specific, relevant passages from God’s Word.

Dr. Sproul often pauses to point out key words from the Greek. He holds them up to the light and explains deeper truths that are not always obvious upon the first reading. I found this extremely helpful. Sproul also employs practical applications and personal anecdotes that inspire us to take action.

Fearless When It Comes to Sin – Sproul Tells It Like It Is

When it comes to godlessness and sin, R.C. Sproul pulls no punches. He constantly reminds us of how fortunate we are to be redeemed by such a generous and loving God. He’s not afraid to come right out and expose the brutal truth.

I was reading his commentary on Romans, which, by the way, is so good, it’s worth the price of the entire set (if you don’t agree, I’ll happily refund your purchase). As you know, Romans 1:18-25 deals with sin and the wrath of God. Sproul covers this passage thoroughly and beautifully. I was inspired by his fearlessness when I read one of his personal side notes describing an encounter with an atheists’ club. Here is an excerpt:

I was invited to a university campus several years ago to speak to an atheists’ club. They asked me to present the intellectual case for the existence of God. I did, and as I went through the arguments for the existence of God, I kept things on an intellectual plane. All things were safe and comfortable until I got to the end of my lecture. At that point I said, ‘I’m giving you arguments for the existence of God, but I feel like I’m carrying coals to Newcastle because I have to tell you that I do not have to prove to you that God exists, because I think you already know it. Your problem is not that you do not know that God exists; your problem is that you despise the God whom you know exists. Your problem is not intellectual; it is moral—you hate God.’”

I know people who need to hear this, and I’ll bet you do too. I hope you’ll accept my invitation to try the St. Andrews Expositional Commentary and see for yourself. I guarantee you’ll be delighted and it will become a much-used addition to your biblical library. Click here to download yours now and you can be enjoying it within minutes. Or, call us at 1-800-888-9898 and mention special offer 8245.

Just mention promo code 8245.

In His Service,

Jim Baird

Free Friday! The Mind of Christ

MindofChristHappy Friday everyone! Today’s free download, usually $14.95, is The Mind of Christ by T.W. Hunt. Click here to download.

The mind has always been more important to God than our outward actions. In the Old Testament, the emphasis was on the heart. At times, the Bible uses the word heart where we would use the word mind, as in the injunction, “Apply your heart to discipline” (Prov. 23:12). In the New Testament, Jesus used the word heart in the same sense: “And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, ‘Why are you thinking evil in your hearts?’” (Matt. 9:4).

Most of us, most of the time, are satisfied if we satisfy the expectations of society and the requirements of God by our outer, visible actions. God looks on the inner; He said, as early as Samuel’s day, that “man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart” (1 Sam. 16:7). In the more restricted emphasis of the New Testament, we can say “the Lord looks at the mind.”

Thousands of grateful readers have shared T.W. Hunt’s interest and benefited from his insights. With this new edition of The Mind of Christ, still others will find themselves embarking on the never-ending quest to become more like Jesus.

T.W. Hunt is a former prayer specialist with the Baptist Sunday School Board and also served on the faculty of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of three previous books, The Mind of Christ study course, and a contributor to the Disciple’s Study Bible.

After you have read the book, we’d love to hear what you thought in the Customer Reviews box on the bottom of the book’s page. Have you read anything that has inspired you lately? Let us know!

Popular Study Bible On Sale for 14 Days – Plus More News

studybibleHow deep is the collection of Study Bibles in your digital library? For the next 14 days, we’ve selected 12 of our most popular Study Bibles and put them on sale.  Click here to browse the selection and add an outstanding new Study Bible or two to your library. If you prefer ordering by phone, call 1-800-888-9898. Mention special offer 8249.

Study Bibles Are Like Concise Commentaries with Lots of Extras

One thing I really love about Study Bibles is all the helpful material they include. Most Study Bibles contain study notes, which are like having a concise commentary on each passage of Scripture. Plus, you’ll get all the maps, charts, timelines, outlines, overviews, word studies, character studies, photographs, diagrams,and other information supplied by each Study Bible.

Please note: These digital Study Bibles do not actually include any Bible translations. In WORDsearch you can have any of your preferred translations open, and all of the supplemental material included in these Study Bibles will be completely in sync, following along with any translation. Click here to browse the selection of Study Bibles we’ve put on sale for the next 14 days.

R.C. SPROUL 6-Vol. Commentary - 

This is the commentary many have been waiting for. Respected theologian, R.C. Sproul, presents the St. Andrew’s Expositional Commentary. This is a teaching and preaching commentary, as all included material has been preached by Dr. Sproul from his pulpit at the St. Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, FL. These 6 volumes cover the books of Matthew, Mark, John, Acts, Romans, and 1-2 Peter. Purchased in hardcover, these 6 books sell for $210.95, but, through July 7, this bundle is on sale for only $49.95Click here for more details or to download today. Or, call 1-800-888-9898 and mention special offer 8249.

25% Off WORDsearch Best-Seller - Sale Ends Monday
 
Through the end of this month we’re having a great sale on some of our best-selling packages from the past year. We looked at our best-seller list and chose 30 that were already on sale. Then, we lowered that sale price by an additional 25%. You’ll find outstanding tools such as: the 41-volume New American Commentary, Warren Wiersbe’s The BE Series, the Holman Old and New Testament Commentary, or John Butler’s 10-volume Studies of the Savior. They’re all on sale now at 25% less than their previous sale price. But hurry. This sale will end on June 30Click here to browse, or call us at 1-800-888-9898 and mention special offer 8249.Through the end of this month we’re having a great sale on some of our best-selling packages from the past year. We looked at our best-seller list and chose 30 that were . Then, we lowered that sale price. You’ll find outstanding tools such as: the 41-volume , Warren Wiersbe’s , the, or John Butler’s 10-volume . They’re all on sale now at 25% less than their previous sale price.

I hope you’ll take advantage of these specials before they expire. As always, I guarantee you’ll be delighted or I’ll be happy to refund your purchase.

In His Service,

Jim Baird

Guest Post – You Made God’s List

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Remember back when we were in the 4th or 5th grade and out on the playground we would divide up in teams for a ball game? That had to be some of the most frustrating moments of childhood. Nervous thoughts of “Will I be picked?” Or remember when the list was posted for those making the team following tryouts? We stood a slight distance away, just close enough to see if our name was there, but not too close to be faced with complete rejection by our names absence.

Making the list. Go ahead admit it, we all want to be wanted, picked, and deemed valuable. We all have areas of  life that we fall short, lack skill, or just can’t seem to get it right. In these, we begin to see ourselves as less valuable than others. Perhaps we even become resentful of those who do seem to have it all together. Does envy, jealously, bitterness, or even hatred sound familiar?

Ever notice that we may take these perspectives, or may I say insecurities, into our relationship with God? I know I do! Often, we find our head bowed not necessarily in reverence, but out of frustration, and we continue listing all our shortcomings, these becoming our excuses, and, before we know it, we are telling God that He shouldn’t want us.

Instead Beloved, we should consider the “list” that God has compiled. The list of biblical proportion. These folks did stupid things, made BIG mistakes, were not of the flashy type; some were too small, too old, too ugly, too worrisome.

Eve listened to the devil * Rahab was a prostitute *Adam shifted blame*Jeremiah and Timothy were too young *Noah was a drunk *David had an affair and was a murderer *Abraham was too old *Elijah was suicidal *Isaac was a daydreamer *Isaiah preached naked *Jacob was a liar *Jonah ran from God *Leah was ugly *Naomi was a widow *Joseph was abused *Job went bankrupt *Moses stuttered *John the Baptist ate bugs *Aaron watched the idol making *Peter denied Christ *Gideon was afraid *The disciples fell asleep while praying *Sampson had long hair and was a womanizer *Martha worried about everything *The Samaritan woman was divorced, more than once *Zaccheus was too small *Paul was too religious *Lazarus was dead!

However, God used ALL of these people! They were part of His plan. They ALL had weaknesses of some sort. Do YOU find yourself among this list? Do you worry, then beat yourself up for lack of faith? Do you fall asleep when you pray, then believe the lie you don’t love God enough?

Have you been divorced, afraid, abused, widowed, bankrupted, drunk? God is God. He compiles the list! You made the list, the list of redeemed mankind. God moved in and through these people’s lives. Do we think of Moses as a stutterer? Do we think of Gideon afraid? What first comes to mind when we think of Peter? A great leader of the church, not Peter the denier! God is the Redeemer, of our soul, life, and yes, mistakes, failures, and shortcomings.

I so admire King David’s longing, through all the junk of his life. He says in the Psalms, “Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in You.” He continues with, “Show me… rescue me… teach me… lead me” (Ps. 143).  May we all look forward to the dawn of each new day, trusting in God, allowing Him to show us, rescue us, teach us, and lead us.

YOU my friends are sons & daughters of the Most High God! YOU are valuable! YOU are loved! YOU made the list! HIS list!

Pic of DeDe MoravikDeDe Moravik, soon-to-be Southwick, is the mother of two wonderful sons and lives outside of Portland, Oregon. She has a degree on Theology, leads women’s bible studies, and has served on the leadership team of her local church. She loves studying God’s Word, gardening, and making her sons laugh. You can read her blog here.