Free Friday! The Leadership Lessons of Jesus

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Happy Free Friday everyone! Today’s free book, usually $9.95, is The Leadership Lessons of Jesus by Bob Briner and Ray Pritchard.

The idea of a “calling,” particularly for those not employed in some sort of professional ministry, is often seen as archaic, impractical, or quaint, even by Christians.

This view is damaging, however, both to God’s kingdom and to individual lives and careers. As Christians, we must understand that God has a call on our entire lives, including our careers. To see this any differently denies both allegiance to God as our Creator and an understanding of the unbelievable price Jesus paid for us on the cross. It keeps us from living fully integrated lives in which all things work in synergy for our good and for the building of God’s kingdom.

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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! Gathered Gems

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Happy Friday everyone! Today’s free download, usually $19.95, is Gathered Gems by Thomas De Witt Talmage.

Let there be no room in all your house for jealously, either to sit or stand. It is a leprous abomination. Your brothers’ success… is your success. His victories will be your victories; for, while Moses the brother led the vocal music after the crossing of the Red Sea, Miriam, the sister, with two glittering sheets of brass uplifted and glittering in the sun, led the instrumental music, clapping the cymbals till the last frighted neigh of pursuing cavalry horse was smothered in the wave, and the last Egyptian helmet went under.

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Free Friday! Easter Edition

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Hi everyone! This week we are offering four free books for you to download for your library.

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Free Friday! Alliterated Sermon Outlines

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Happy Friday everyone! Today’s featured free download is Alliterated Sermon Outlines by John G. Butler.

It may surprise some that the Bible does have some good illustrations of alliteration and other literary devices which give a preacher a good precedence for alliterating his sermon. These biblical illustrations of alliteration are, however, often lost in our English translations; for what alliterates in one language will not always alliterate in another language.

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Free Friday! Absolute Surrender

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Happy Friday everyone! Today’s featured free download is Absolute Surrender by Andrew Murray.

You know in daily life what absolute surrender is. You know that everything has to be given up to its special, definite object and service. I have a pen in my pocket, and that pen is absolutely surrendered to the one work of writing, and that pen must be absolutely surrendered to my hand if I am to write properly with it. If another holds it partly, I cannot write properly… And now, do you expect that in your immortal being, in the divine nature that you have received…, God can work His work, every day and every hour, unless you are entirely given up to Him? God cannot. The Temple of Solomon was absolutely surrendered to God when it was dedicated to Him. And every one of us is a temple of God, in which God will dwell and work mightily on one condition — absolute surrender to Him. God claims it, God is worthy of it, and without it God cannot work His blessed work in us. God not only claims it, but God will work it Himself.

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