Free Friday! The Education of Christ

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Happy Friday everyone! Today’s free download, usually $14.95, is The Education of Christ by William Mitchell Ramsay. Click here to download.

As one reads the biography of Jesus, one cannot fail to be struck with the effect that seems to have been exercised on His mind and nature by the wide prospect from a lofty elevation. Try to cut out the mountain scenes from His life. How much poorer would the Gospels be. It was on a mountain at dawn of day that He chose from among His disciples twelve, whom also He named Apostles, “that He might send them forth to preach and to have authority .”

The Education of the Christ is based on the Murtle Lecture given by Sir William Ramsay at the University of Aberdeen, on February 2, 1902. This book looks at how Jesus Christ was impacted by the geographical and cultural ramifications of the areas in which He lived.

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Free Friday! Thy Will Be Done

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The glory and the blessedness of heaven consist in nothing but this, that God’s will is done there in and by all. There is nothing to hinder God’s working freely and fully all His blessed will in its countless hosts. To all that He wills for them of goodness and blessedness and service their whole being is surrendered in submission and adoration. God lives in them and they in God. They are filled with the fullness of God.

Happy Friday everyone! Today’s free download, usually $4.95, is Thy Will Be Done by Andrew Murray.

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Free Friday! Life in the Heights

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So that God may answer our prayers, but the answer may come in a quite extraordinary way. We get where we desire to be, but by God’s own path. It might seem as though it would have been better for everybody if Paul had been in Koine and also been perfectly free. Yes, but I am not so sure that we should have had those immortal letters. What a life Paul would have lived had he been free to do whatever he pleased, and to go wherever he liked! It is notorious that when a man is made a bishop his days become so crowded that it is a rare thing for him to produce his greatest books! And who knows but that if this great Apostle had had more temporary freedom we might have had less permanent fruit. Sometimes the Lord permits our seclusion in order that we may do a larger work. His merciful sight has long range, and that is why our immediate circumstances are often so contradictory to our aspiration and prayer. The Lord looks beyond the temporary bondage to the ultimate freedom.

Happy Friday everyone! Today’s free download, usually $9.95, is  Life in the Heights by John Henry Jowett. [Read more…]

Free Friday! Spiritual Leadership

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Leadership. Everyone experiences it, or the lack of it, in their daily lives. Those called to lead can find doing so a daunting task. Those expected to follow can experience frustration when their leader is unable to lead and their organization seems to be going nowhere. Struggling leaders may agonize in the knowledge that others resent them and blame them for their organizations’ failures. Countless discouraged leaders would probably quit their jobs today, but they need the income. Besides, they fear the same problems would engulf them in their new jobs. Discouraged, Christian leaders carry the added, albeit misguided, burden that they are failing not only their people but their Lord. They feel guilty because they lack the faith to move their organization forward yet the same fears prevent them from leaving their leadership positions for jobs where they might be more successful. Is there any hope for the countless numbers of leaders who are not experiencing the fulfillment and reaching the potential God intended for them? If anything can revolutionize today’s Christian leaders, it is when Christians understand God’s design for spiritual leaders.

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Free Friday! The Promise

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Romans 8:28 is all-inclusive, all-powerful, and always available. It is as omnipotent as the God who signed and sealed it. It’s as loving as the Savior who died to unleash it. It can do anything God can do. It can touch any hurt and redeem any problem. It isn’t a mere platitude but a divine promise. It isn’t a goal but a guarantee. It isn’t wishful thinking but a shaft of almighty providence that lands squarely on our pathway each day and every moment.

Happy Friday everyone! Today’s free download, usually $14.95, is The Promise by Robert J. Morgan.

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Free Friday! Faithful Preaching

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Further, the metaphors for God’s messengers in the New Testament illustrate the preacher’s responsibility to the Word. God calls the messenger a “sower” (ho speiron), who sows the seed of the Word; a “steward” (oikonomos), who is entrusted with the mysteries of God; a “herald” (keryx), who proclaims the news of God; an “ambassador” (presbus), who represents God; a “shepherd” (poimen), who feeds and protects the flock of God; and a “workman” (ergates), who rightly divides the truth of God. Concerning these images, John Stott stated, “It is impressive that in all these New Testament metaphors the preacher is a servant under someone else’s authority, and the communicator of someone else’s word.” Young preacher, do not forget or forsake your responsibility. Keep sowing, stewarding, heralding, representing, feeding, and rightly dividing God’s Word. If God has called you to preach, then you have your instructions, “preach the Word” (2 Tim 4:2, ESV).

Happy Friday everyone! Today’s free download, usually $18.95, is Faithful Preaching by Tony Merida.

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