Free Friday! Is God Calling Me?

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Happy Free Friday everyone! Today’s free book, usually $9.95, is Is God Calling Me? Answering the Question Every Leader Believer Asks by Jeff Iorg.

Few concepts are talked about more and understood less in Christian circles than God’s call. Some believers claim to be called into ministry, to missions, to the pastorate, or to some other church leadership role as a special instruction from God. Others contradict that narrow understanding with the claim that all believers are equally called to serve God. Still others point out phrases in the Bible such as “called to be holy” or “called out of darkness” (i.e. 1 Pet. 1:15, 2:9) as evidence that calling is just another word for a common spiritual experience, not a special or specific instruction from God.

Who is right about all this? Does God call people to serve him in special ways? Are all believers called? If they are, are all callings equal before God? Is the concept of call simply another way to describe the sanctification process? Is it an overspiritualized way to describe how circumstances just happened to turn out? Or does all this fit together somehow as these definitions and understandings relate to one another?

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Free Friday – A Good Start

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It’s Free Friday and today’s free download, usually $4.95, is A Good Start by Frederick Brotherton Meyer.

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Free Friday! Faith’s Checkbook

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If God so willed it we could live without bread, even as Jesus did for forty days; but we could not live without His Word. By that Word we were created, and by it alone can we be kept in being, for he sustaineth all things by the Word of His power. Bread is a second cause; the Lord Himself is the first source of our sustenance. He can work without the second cause as well as with it; and we must not tie Him down to one mode of operation. Let us not be too eager after the visible, but let us look to the invisible God. We have heard believers say that in deep poverty, when bread ran short, their appetites became short too; and to others, when common supplies failed, the Lord has sent in unexpected help. But we must have the Word of the Lord. With this alone we can withstand the devil. Take this from us, and our enemy will have us in his power, for we shall soon faint. Our souls need food, and there is none for them outside of the Word of the Lord. All the books and all the preachers in the world cannot furnish us a single meal: it is only the Word from the mouth of God that can fill the mouth of a believer. Lord, evermore give us this bread. We prize it above royal dainties.

Happy Friday everyone! Today’s free download, usually $4.95, is Faith’s Checkbook by Charles Haddon Spurgeon.

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Free Friday! The Confessions of St. Augustine

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Grant me, O Lord, to know and understand whether first to invoke thee or to praise thee; whether first to know thee or call upon thee. But who can invoke thee, knowing thee not? For he who knows thee not may invoke thee as another than thou art. It may be that we should invoke thee in order that we may come to know thee. But “how shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? Or how shall they believe without a preacher?” (Rom. 10:14.) Now, “they shall praise the Lord who seek him,” (Psa. 22:26.) for “those who seek shall find him,” (Matt. 7:7.) and, finding him, shall praise him. I will seek thee, O Lord, and call upon thee. [Read more…]

Free Friday! Memorial Day Edition

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Hi everyone! This week head over to the Memorial Day Sale to download 2 free books. Thanks so much and have a great Memorial Day weekend!

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Free Friday! The Commands of Christ

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The commands of Christ are both instructive and informative. While they give us instructions for life, they also give us information about His Father. For example, when we read Christ’s command to “be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Matt. 5:48), we first see the instruction for us to live a life worthy of our calling as Christians, but we also see something about the God we serve and worship. So the command is also a revelation. One of Christ’s purposes in coming to the earth was to reveal His Father to mankind. His commands are one of the ways we can learn about who God is and what He is like because they reveal to us what is on His heart and reflect His nature and His character. Each command gives us insight into the nature of who God is and gives us direction in how to come into His presence as children come before their loving parents.

Happy Friday everyone! Today’s free download, usually $12.95, is The Commands of Christ by Tom Blackaby.

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