Free Friday! Waiting on God

andrew murray, wordsearch bible, andrew murrayHappy Friday everyone! Today’s featured free download is Waiting On God by Andrew Murray. Click here to download.

Dear soul! learn to wait on the LORD, more than watchers for the morning. All within you may be very dark; is that not the very best reason for waiting for the light of God? The first beginnings of light may be just enough to discover the darkness, and painfully to humble you on account of sin. Can you not trust the light to expel the darkness? Do believe it will. Just bow, even now, in stillness before God, and wait on Him to shine into you. Say, in humble faith, God is light, infinitely brighter and more beautiful than that of the sun. God is light: the Father. The eternal, inaccessible, and incomprehensible light: the Son. The light concentrated, and embodied, and manifested: the Spirit, the light entering and dwelling and shining in our hearts. God is light, and is here shining on my heart. 

Learning to wait on God does not happen overnight but when the discipline is learned, the life is radically changed.

In this book, Waiting on God, Rev. Andrew Murray shares his thoughts and insights to develop the discipline of waiting on God’s timing.

Andrew Murray Jr.(1828-1917) was the second child of Andrew Murray Sr., a Dutch Reformed Church missionary sent from Scotland to South Africa. Andrew Murray Jr. was Born in Cape Town, South Africa. His mother had connections with both French Huguenots and German Lutherans. Andrew was sent to Aberdeen in Scotland for his initial education together with his elder brother, John. Both remained there until they obtained their M.A. in 1845. From there they both went to the University of Utrecht where they studied theology. Both brothers were ordained by the Hague Committee of the Dutch Reformed Church on May 9, 1848 and returned to the Cape.

Andrew pastored churches in Bloemfontein, Worcester, Cape Town and Wellington, all in South Africa. Murray married Emma Rutherford in Cape Town, South Africa, on July 2, 1856. They had eight children together, four boys and four girls. He was an amazingly prolific Christian author. All of his publications were originally written in Dutch and then translated into English. As his popularity grew, Murray’s books found their way into more than twelve foreign languages during his lifetime alone.

In 1889, he was one of the founders of the South African General Mission (SAGM), along with Martha Osborn and Spencer Walton. After Martha Osborn married George Howe, they formed the South East Africa General Mission (SEAGM) in 1891. SAGM and SEAGM merged in 1894. Because its ministry had spread into other African countries, the mission’s name was changed to Africa Evangelical Fellowship (AEF) in 1965. AEF joined with SIM in 1998 and continues to this day. Murray was an alert and intense man, and he died on January 18, 1917, four months before his eighty-ninth birthday. His burning desire to transpose all that lay on his heart and spirit to paper was revealed in the presence of several manuscripts in various stages of completion at the time of his death.

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Ryrie Library Is 83% Off for a Limited Time

ryrie, wordsearch, library, booksDr. Charles C. Ryrie is one of most prolific Christian writers and theologians of our time. His academic and ministerial career has spanned over half a century. Today, I’m offering a 14 day sale on The Charles C. Ryrie Library. It’s a 22 volume bundle of Ryrie’s most significant works. This includes the best-selling Ryrie Study Bible, a concise, verse-by-verse commentary on the entire Bible. The combined retail price on all 22 Ryrie works in this library is $307.06. For a limited time, you can add The Charles C. Ryrie Library to your digital library for just $49.95. JUST CLICK HERE for an easy download and you can be using it within minutes. Or, call us at 1-800-888-9898 and mention special offer 8300.

The Charles C. Ryrie Library Includes the Following 22 Volumes:

  • Ryrie Study Bible
  • Concise Guide to the Bible
  • Ryrie’s Practical Guide to Communicating Bible Doctrine
  • A Survey of Bible Doctrine
  • Basic Theology
  • Dispensationalism
  • Balancing the Christian Life
  • The Final Countdown
  • The Grace of God
  • The Holy Spirit
  • NeoOrthodoxy
  • Object Lessons
  • So Great Salvation
  • The Role of Women in the Church
  • Transformed by His Glory
  • The Best Is Yet to Come
  • Biblical Answers to Tough Questions
  • The Christian and Social Responsibility
  • Dr. Ryrie’s Articles
  • Making the Most of Life
  • What You Should Know about Biblical Inerrancy
  • What You Should Know about the Rapture

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You Won’t Have to Pay for the Same Books Twice
If you already own several of the books in this bundle, call us. We won’t make you pay for the same books twice, and our friendly customer service reps will be happy to offer options, including substituting other titles in place of books you already own.

Take Advantage of This Great Sale Price Today
I’m inviting you to look over this fantastic collection for your WORDsearch library today. As always, I guarantee you’ll be delighted or you’ll receive a full refund. JUST CLICK HERE. If you have any questions or would like to bundle this library with additional books, call us at 1-800-888-9898 (mention special offer 8300).

NIV Application Commentary - Sale Expires Monday
Thanks to a special agreement with the publisher, the NIV Application Commentary is on sale for a limited time at our lowest price ever. This 20 volume NT commentary is normally $452.76, but, through July 28, it’s only $299.95. You can even call us to arrange 6 interest-free payments of just $50 and begin using the entire set with your first payment. This is the commentary series that Billy Graham was speaking of when he said it, “promises to become an indispensable tool for every pastor and teacher who seeks to make the Bible’s timeless message speak to this generation.” Click here for complete details or call us at 1-800-888-9898. Interest-free payment plans are available. Mention special offer 8300.

I hope you’ll take advantage of these specials before they expire. I know they will bless you in your studies of God’s Word as you minister to others.

In His Service,

Jim Baird

New: Baker Exegetical Commentary on the NT – Rare 7-Day Sale

Baker Exegetical Commentary, New Testament, BECNT, WORDsearch, booksOne of our most frequently requested works is the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (also known as the BECNT). It’s one of the most recent, scholarly, and conservative commentaries available. Today, I’m happy to announce this wonderful work is now available for your WORDsearch digital library. The kind of scholarship this 16 volume set delivers is expensive to produce, and those who purchase it in print form can expect to pay $785 plus shipping. But, for the next 7 days only, I’ve arranged an agreement with Baker Publishing, one of the most respected academic Christian publishers, to make it available in your QuickVerse library for only $499.95. We’re even offering an interest-free, easy payment plan. Just pay $50 now, take the whole set today, and pay the balance off in 9 more installments of $50. Click here for more details or to add the BECNT to your digital library today. Or, call us at 1-800-888-9898 and mention special offer 8296.

6 Reasons You’ll Love the Baker Exegetical Commentary

1. It’s Exegetical, carefully taking you verse-by-verse and passage-by-passage from Matthew through Revelation. The scholarly authors of this set don’t miss a thing. They apply the most up-to-date application of scholarship to every text. They dig deeply into areas of disagreement among theologians, giving the strengths and weakness of each side. The authors admit their own limitations, yet uphold a high standard towards biblical accuracy.

2. Language Issues are a critical concern. Whether you are a scholar or a layman, you will appreciate the brilliant way the BECNT handles explaining the nuances of the ancient languages. The Baker authors will take you deep into the Greek. If you read Greek (and many times the Hebrew, too), you’ll find they often cite the text in the original language. If you need a little help, you’ll find the transliteration, showing how it’s pronounced. Even if you have no Greek knowledge, the authors provide the closest possible translation and before long, many of these Greek words will become familiar to you.

3. Background material that’s like spending the day with a world-class historian. In each book, before you ever get to the commentary section, you’ll find a “book within a book” that offers rich background information including sections like: Overviews, Distinctive Aspects, Literary Matters, Historical Origins, Authorship, Textual History, Theological Emphases, Christology, Canonicity, Relationship to other books, and much more.

4. Surprising data that you may have never thought about. I never realized how often Matthew used the Greek word for Kingdom (basilleia) in his Gospel. It occurs 55 times, compared to 20 times in Mark, 46 times in Luke and only 4 times in John. You’ll find lots of charts that graphically demonstrate the harmony (and sometimes the contrast) of words used by the different writers who describe the same events.

5. Beautiful outlines that will assist you in organizing sermons and lessons. The book of Matthew is just 28 chapters in length, yet the outline of Matthew is 153 lines long. The authors of the BECNT do not overlook even the smallest detail. Just browse the outlines and you’ll get inspiring ideas.

6. QuickVerse makes it better than having a printed edition. You already know this, but QuickVerse saves you from hours of page turning to look things up. Searching is fast and easy, and your commentary stays in sync with any Bible translation of your choice. Click on a word to access your language tools for more information. Mouse-over a footnote to find a source. Find something you can use and drag it to a document where you’re creating a sermon or lesson.

Just 10 Interest-Free Payments of $50

That’s right. Pay just $50 now and you can be enjoying your entire set today. You can call us at 1-800-888-9898 and we’ll set up your payment plan for you. Or, you can set up your own payment plan online. It’s a new service we just added to our website. Just click here and you’ll be enjoying the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament within minutes. Or, call us at 1-800-888-9898 and mention special offer 8296.

In His Service,

Jim Baird

Free Friday! The New Life in Christ Jesus

the new life in christ jesus, scofield, books, wordsearchHappy Friday everyone! Today’s featured free download is The New Life in Christ Jesus by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield. Click here to download.

Oh, beloved, we too have heard of Him by the hearing of the ear, but we need to come to deeper things, closer things, with God. We need to come to that personal and underived acquaintanceship with Him, so that we may say with the men of Samaria, “Now we believe not because of thy saying; for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ,” although the first effect of it will be this awful humbling, this utter collapse of self. But oh, how blessed a place is that valley of humbling. No one falls there who does not rise to newness of life and service. But remember, it costs the sentence of death in self; the thorough reconstruction of the inner life.

The New Life in Christ Jesus contains sermons preached by Dr. Scofield to his congregations in Dallas. Each deals expositionally with the subject of the inner life of the believer. Scofield suggests that “It costs something to have the joy of the Lord,” he writes, “Salvation, with its joy, is a free gift, but the joy of the Lord is to be had only by entering into fellowship with the Lord in His life plan.”

Cyrus Scofield was born in Lenawee County, Michigan in 1843. During the American Civil War he served for a year as a private in the 7th Tennessee Infantry. By 1866 he was in Missouri working in his brother-in-law’s law office. Admitted to the Kansas bar in 1869, he was elected to the Kansas legislature as a Republican in 1871 and 1872 and was appointed U.S. attorney for the district of Kansas.

After his conversion to evangelical Christianity in 1879, Scofield assisted in the St. Louis campaign conducted by Dwight L. Moody and served as the secretary of the St. Louis YMCA. Significantly, Scofield came under the mentorship of James H. Brookes, pastor of Walnut Street Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, a prominent dispensationalist premillennialist.

In 1883 Scofield was ordained as a Congregationalist minister, and he accepted the pastorate of the First Congregational Church in Texas, now Scofield Memorial Church. The church grew from fourteen to over five hundred members before he resigned its pastorate in 1895.

In 1888 Scofield attended the Niagara Bible Conference where he met Hudson Taylor. The two became life-long friends, and Taylor’s approach to Christian missions influenced Scofield to found the Central American Mission in 1890, now CAM International.

Scofield also served as secretary of the American Home Missionary Society of Texas and Louisiana; and in 1890, he helped found Lake Charles College (1890-1903) in Louisiana. As the author of the pamphlet, “Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth” (1888), Scofield himself soon became a leader in dispensational premillennialism.

In 1895, Scofield was called as pastor of Moody’s church, the Trinitarian Congregational Church of East Northfield, Massachusetts, and he also took charge of Moody’s Northfield Bible Training School. Although, in theory, Scofield returned to his Dallas pastorate in 1903, his projected reference Bible consumed much of his energy, and for much of the time before its publication, he was either sick or in Europe. Scofield shortly left the Congregational Church to become a Southern Presbyterian and moved to the New York City area where he supervised the New York Night School of the Bible. In 1914 he founded the Philadelphia School of the Bible in Pennsylvania, now Philadelphia Biblical University.

Scofield believed that between creation and the final judgment there were seven distinct eras of God’s dealing with man and that these eras were a framework around which the message of the Bible could be explained. It was largely through the influence of Scofield’s notes that dispensationalism and premillennialism became influential among fundamentalist Christians in the United States. Scofield passed away at his home in Douglaston, Long Island, in 1921.

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New Tools That Will Deepen Your Knowledge & Ministry

bible survey, survey, new testament, wordsearch, bundle, booksBible survey books can be a powerful ally in your study of God’s Word and your preparation for lessons and sermons. One of the great strengths of a Bible survey is how it takes each book of the Bible and connects it with all other books of the Bible. This weaving together of Scripture makes you more productive as you seek knowledge and inspiration in your Bible study, especially as you minister to others.

Today I’m announcing the release of a 2-volume Bible Survey Bundle. These are seminary-level textbooks, which under normal circumstances are expensive like all seminary books. Purchased in hardcover, you could expect to spend $109.98 for these volumes. For the next 14 days, you can add them to your digital library for a total cost of just $39.95. Click here to download this bundle now. Or, call us at 1-800-888-9898 and mention special offer 8288.

The Bible Survey Bundle – Includes:
The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown: An Introduction to the New Testament
This New Testament survey is 976 pages in length, and it thoroughly introduces all 27 New Testament books. You’ll find a close examination of Christ’s incarnation and virgin birth, the heart of His ministry that is revealed in the Gospels, His passion, death, resurrection, the birth of the church, the epistles, and the triumphant return of Jesus and our eternal reign with Him as depicted in Revelation. This thorough text was authored by noted scholars Andreas J. Kostenberger, L. Scott Kellum, and Charles L. Quarles.

The World and the Word: An Introduction to the Old Testament
This fresh survey of the Old Testament is driven largely by the fact that so much Christian preaching and teaching today increasingly ignores what is 80% of the Bible. Authors Eugene Merrill, Mark Rooker, and Michael Grisanti work through the world and text of the Old Testament, and consistently emphasize:

  1. The Old Testament is a rich source of theology and doctrine that foreshadows the New Testament. Without it, Christian theology would be seriously deficient.
  2. Mastery of the Old Testament is crucial to an understanding of the New Testament.
  3. The Old Testament offers, by teaching and example, practical principles of belief and behavior for current times. Who God is and what He did then can be applied to the lives of men and women today.

Each of these 2 volumes is currently on sale for $24.95, but, when you take the 2-volume bundle, you’ll save an additional $10. Click here for more details or to add these excellent tools to your digital library today.

NIV Application Commentary – Sale Expires July 28
Thanks to a special agreement with the publisher, for a limited time, the NIV Application Commentary is on sale at our lowest price ever. This 20-volume NT commentary is normally $452.76, but, through July 28, it’s only $299.95. You can even call us to arrange 6 interest-free payments of just $50, and begin using the entire set with your first payment. This is the commentary series that Billy Graham spoke of when he said it, “promises to become an indispensable tool for every pastor and teacher who seeks to make the Bible’s timeless message speak to this generation.” Click here for complete details, or call us at 1-800-888-9898. Interest-free payment plans are available. Mention special offer 8288.

Training Conference, August 12-14
Make plans now to join the WORDsearch team in Nashville, Tennessee, August 12-14. This is your opportunity to get hands-on training for using WORDsearch. You’ll be tutored by expert WORDsearch trainers, and you can choose to attend Basic or Advanced training sessions. In the past, we’ve charged up to $175 for these events, but this conference is practically free. Here’s why: Your registration fee is just $40, and as soon as you arrive, you’ll receive a $40 voucher to spend on any of our conference specials. You’ll find some great specials at the conference, specials we don’t offer anywhere else. Click here for details, and get registered while seats are still available.

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

P.S. Learn more about the benefits of Bible surveys here. You’ll find a helpful post on Bible surveys in our new series, The Pastor/Teacher’s Toolkit.

 

The Bible Made Simple Series

made simple series, christian living, the bibleSometimes the Bible and all that is associated with the Christian faith can get complicated. I’ve often wished someone would simplify things for regular people like me. Well, that’s exactly what author Mark Water has accomplished with The Made Simple Series. I’m really impressed with how he has simplified complex issues regarding the Bible, morality, and religion in this excellent series. Each of the 6 volumes in this set are available individually, and purchased that way, they’d cost $77.70. But I’d like to see this series in every digital library, so for the next 14 days, you can have it for the crazy-low price of $19.95. JUST CLICK HERE and you can begin using it today! If you prefer ordering by phone, call 1-800-888-9898 and mention special offer 8267.

Simple, Yet Thoroughly Explained.

Have you ever wondered, “What are the key differences between Catholics, Protestants, Anglicans, Orthodox, and the many other denominations?” And “How is Christianity distinct from Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and a dozen other religions?” Mark Water explains it all in a straightforward way that is easy to understand. It made me more confident in my own relationship with Christ. This helpful 6-volume bundle includes:

Bible Study Made Simple—Learn to do word studies, topical studies, and personality studies. Discover principles for interpreting Bible passages correctly. Find new ways to memorize Scripture. Identify the key, golden verse in each book of the Bible.

Christian Living Made Simple—Explains how you can make Jesus the main focus of your life, and overcome selfish desires. Through a series of studies, you will discover how to start the Christian life, how to grow in it, and how to overcome problems that will come.

Moral Choices Made Simple—Learn what the Bible has to say about abortion and adultery. Discover answers to the subject of divorce and remarriage. The issues are as varied as: capital punishment, gambling, racism, war, medical dilemmas, homosexuality, and euthanasia.

Teachings of the Bible Made Simple—Explore the wide-range of Bible teachings on a variety of key issues. Learn how Jesus could be both man and God. Find the twenty key Old Testament teachings. Discover what the Bible really says about angels, baptism, creation, the cross, hell, holiness, mercy, temptation, and much more.

The Bible Made Simple—Learn the key events, the strange customs, and the fascinating features of each individual Bible book. Find information about the key 200 Bible characters. Discover the crucial differences between the four Gospels. See how archeology confirms the events and facts of the Bible.

World Religions Made Simple—You’ll receive a basic introduction to all the major religions of the world, including the big four: Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Each lengthy article discusses the founder, his influence, his beliefs, his writings, and the practices of each religious group.

Hurry, This 6-Volume Bundle Is 75% off for 14 Days Only.

I hope you’ll take advantage of this incredible saving on The Made Simple Series before this sale expires. I know it will be a valuable addition to your digital reference library—one you will turn to again and again. As always, I guarantee you’ll be delighted, or your money back. Just click here. If you have any questions or would like to bundle this with any other books, call us at 1-800-888-9898 and mention special offer 8267.

In His Service,

Jim Baird