Free Friday! The Master’s Indwelling

andrew murray, master's indwelling, booksHappy Friday everyone! Today’s featured free download is The Master’s Indwelling by Andrew Murray. Click here to download.

First, we must know that there is such a spiritual life to be lived by men on earth. Nothing cuts the roots of the Christian life so much as unbelief. People do not believe what God has said about what He is willing to do for His children. Men do not believe that when God says, “Be filled with the Spirit,” He means it for every Christian. And yet Paul wrote to the Ephesians each one: “Be filled with the Spirit, and do not be drunk with wine.” Just as little as you may be drunk with wine, so little may you live without being filled with the Spirit. Now, if God means that for believers, the first thing that we need is to study, and to take home God’s Word, to our belief until our hearts are filled with the assurance that there is such a life possible which it is our duty to live; that we can be spiritual men. God’s Word teaches us that God does not expect a man to live as he ought for one minute unless the Holy Spirit is in him to enable him to do it.

You’ve accepted Christ as your personal Savior and you are doing everything in your power to live the good Christian life. You’re giving to the Church and others, you’re fellowshipping with other believers, and reading your Bible. But is Christ living in you? Are you experiencing Abundant Life? Or are you tightly controlling your own life or, even worse, trying to control the lives of others? Jesus has called us to experience more than just a life of emptiness and loneliness. He’s invited us to experience the joy in the Christ-filled life. You’re already in Christ; now let Him be in you. It’s time for The Master’s Indwelling.

Andrew Murray Jr. was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1828. He was the second child of Andrew Murray Sr., a Scottish Presbyterian serving the Dutch Reformed Church of South Africa as a missionary. 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 in the Netherlands 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. 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. Murray is best known for his devotional writings, which place great emphasis on the need for a rich, personal devotional life. Several of his books have become classics they include: Abide in Christ, Absolute Surrender and Waiting on God.

He helped to found what are now the University College of the Orange Free State and the Stellenbosch Seminary. He served as moderator of the Cape Synod of the Dutch Reformed Church and was president of both the YMCA and the South African General Mission, now the Africa Evangelical Fellowship.

Murray was an alert and intense man, he died on January 18, 1917, four months before his eighty-ninth birthday. For his contribution to world missions he was given an honorary doctorate by the universities of Aberdeen and Cape of Good Hope.

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!

How to Stop Clever Atheists from Stripping Our Children of Their Faith

truth_matters_bannerThis might be the most important email I’ve ever written, and I need your help. Have you noticed all the attention being given to atheists, skeptics and “free thinking” societies lately? I used to just dismiss these as fringe groups, but not anymore. This is serious. LifeWay Research has uncovered some alarming statistics.

Did you know 4 out of 10 young people (ages 18-22) leave church and never return? Many of our children head for college and, no longer under the watchful eyes of Christian parents, they are taught to think independently. This can be a good thing, but many secular colleges teach what students learned in church was naive and wrong. You and I know better, but what about our impressionable youth? Are they prepared for the challenges to their faith? Most are not. Click here to learn more about Truth Matters, an intelligent and reasonable way to defend one’s faith. Or, call us at 1-800-888-9898 and mention special offer 8151.

TRUTH MATTERS

Truth does matter. Jesus said, “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” B&H Publishers have wisely determined that now is the time to equip our youth with the truth. This remarkable new book was the combined effort of 3 top evangelical Bible scholars. It’s written in an easygoing style suited for high school readers. It answers the tough questions students are sure to be asked by college teachers and skeptics. I’ve read this book and I want everyone to read it, especially high school students. It’s only $9.95. Click here to order a hardcover copy. For a limited time, shipping is free (in the continental US) regardless of how many books you order. I’ll also include a free copy for your WORDsearch library, and you’ll be able to access it on your iPad, iPhone and Android devices.

Atheists Are Stripping Our Children of Their Faith?

Yes! And it breaks my heart. A popular leader in this movement is a clever “Bible scholar,” a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His name is Dr. Bart Ehrman and 4 of his books have been on the New York Times best-seller list. Bart has a magnetic personality, and he (along with many others like him) teaches that most of what you learned about the Bible is a lie. Truth Matters takes on the teachings of Bart Ehrman, one issue at a time. It gives young readers the confidence that many equally qualified scholars disagree with Ehrman’s conclusions, and for good reason. This much-needed book equips our young people with the truth, and the ability to resist the Ehrmans of this world who seek to strip them of their Christian faith.

Students Will Find Answers to Difficult Questions Like:

  • Was Christianity just made up?
  • Is the Bible full of irresolvable contradictions?
  • Is God incapable of keeping us from suffering?
  • What gives the Bible any authority or credibility?
  • How can we know what it says if we don’t have any originals?
  • Have the biblical documents been forged to look more authentic?
  • Why weren’t other books included that were just as valuable?
  • Was the resurrection a hoax?

Read the First Couple of Chapters and You’ll See What I Mean

Click here and you can read the preface and the first chapter of Truth Matters. It’s stated better than I can describe here. Here’s a quote from the first page:

You’re about to face a religion professor who’s actually better at arguing your case for the validity of Christian faith than you are. And when his spiritually shocking lectures start turning into assignments for thousand-word papers and midterm exams, he won’t be taking your favorite Bible verse for an answer. What will you do then?

This Is Personal, and I’m Asking for Your Help

My wife Shelley and I have 5 kids and 3 grandkids. They are precious to us and I’m sure yours are too. Like many parents, we’ve done our best to raise them in a Christian home, instilled with a steadfast faith in God. Was it enough? Will they withstand the doubts and challenges they face in a godless world? Truth Matters will help them stand strong, as it offers intelligent, reasonable answers to the difficult questions that will inevitably challenge the faith of every believer.

Here’s how you can help. Make sure every high school student in your church gets a copy of Truth Matters. It’s easy to read, and they’ll have all summer to read it and be prepared to answer those who will challenge their faith in the coming days. Especially those headed for college. Will you help me?

I Can’t Imagine a Better Graduation Gift than Truth Matters

Most of the time I offer software books for your digital library. But I believe Truth Matters is so important, it needs to be a real, hardcover book that you put into the hands of every student. Your investment in young lives is only $9.95 each. Better yet, purchase Truth Matters by the case. That’s 10 hardcover books for $50 (just five bucks a book). Whether you buy one book or 100, I’ll include a digital version for your WORDsearch library for free. This is important and you can make a difference.Just click here. If you prefer to order by phone, call us at 1-800-888-9898 and mention special offer 8151.

In His Service,

Jim Baird

P.S. - Truth Matters. It’s only $9.95 for a hardcover copy, plus I’ll include a free digital edition for your WORDsearch library. We also offer case lots of 10 for $50. That’s just $5 a book, with free shipping (in the continental US). Click here. Thank you for equipping our youth with the truth.