Nothing Short of WondrousAmerican Wonders Collection #2by Regina Scott When a sassy widowed hotel owner partners with a world-weary cavalry officer to defend the country's first national park and save the last wild buffalo herd in Yellowstone from ...
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  1. Nothing Short of Wondrous by Regina Scott
  2. Homiletics Acts 8
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Nothing Short of Wondrous by Regina Scott

 

Nothing Short of Wondrous

American Wonders Collection #2
by Regina Scott

 
When a sassy widowed hotel owner partners with a world-weary cavalry officer to defend the country's first national park and save the last wild buffalo herd in Yellowstone from poachers, they discover that two wounded hearts can lead to one powerful love.

First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Regina Scott and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Nothing Short of Wondrous" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.

"Nothing Short of Wondrous" is a refreshing read that transports the reader to Yellowstone National Park and the Hotel run by a young widow who desires to protect her son and the land she loves!

Our hero is a young, strong and handsome military man with a haunting past.  He is learning to navigate the area so he can protect the land and wildlife from poachers and those who might damage the geysers.

The pages of this book turn themselves as a romance blossoms and exciting encounters occur.  I haven't read a fiction book in quite some time, but I am grateful I chose to read this book.  I highly recommend it.

    

Homiletics Acts 8

 

Content (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line):

 

1.Saul approved killing,grt persecution broke out,all except Apost scattered;godly men buried Steph(1-2)

2.Saul began destroy church,dragged m/w prison;those scattered preached(3-4)

3.Philip to Samaria;crowds paid attn;impure spirits out,lame healed;grt joy in city(5-8)

4.Simon sorcery boasted he great;ppl gave him attn;he amazed w/sorcery(9-11)

5.believed Philip,were baptized;Simon believed,was baptized,followed Philip(12-13)

 

6.apostles sent Peter John Samaria;arrived,prayed new believers receive HS;HS not yet come(14-16)

7.P&J placed hands,they recd HS;Simon saw Spirit given laying hands,offered $;give me ability(17-19)

8.P:your $ perish w/you,thought you could buy gift;you no share this ministry,heart not right(20-21)

9.Repent,pray He forgive;you full of bitterness,captive to sin;Simon:pray for me;P&J retd Jerus(22-25)

 

10.AoL to Philip:go south;met eunuch in charge treasury;on way home chariot reading Isaiah(26-28)

11.Spirit to Philip: go;Philip ran, heard reading:you understd;how can I unless someone explains(29-31)

12.passage:like sheep led to slaughter,did not open mouth;deprived justice,life taken(32-33)

13.eunuch asked P:who prphet talking about?;P began w/that passage, told good news about J(34-35)

14.they traveled,came to water, eunuch:look water,what stand in way being baptized(36)

15.[P:if believe, you may,eunuch:I believe J=SoG(37)]

16.gave orders stop chariot, P eunuch went,P baptized(38)

17.when came out of water,Spirit took P, eunuch not see again,went away rejoicing(39)

18.P appeared at Azotus traveled preaching gospel all towns until reached Ceasarea(40)

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20.

 

Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture/Principles are Aims for each Division):

1.Saul began to destroy the church and Philip went to Samaria(1-13)

Principle:  God divides to multiply.

2.Apostles send Peter and John to Samaria, where they pray and preach(14-25)

Principle:  God sends His people to pray and preach.

3.Philip met an Ethiopian eunuch, told him the good news, baptized him, then appeared in Azotus(26-40)

Principle:  God sends His people on divine appointments.

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure showing exactly where you are in Scripture):

Persecution began, Apostles went to Samaria, Philip baptized a eunuch.

 

Aim (“To Cause My Audience To…” Know, See, Desire etc.):

TCMATK God’s plan and purpose for persecution, preaching and prayer is the spread of the gospel.

 

Application (not yes or no question.  Meant to bring about heart change):

1.Where are painful circumstances taking you and how are you making Jesus known in that place? How are you destroying the church because of your refusal to go where God is sending you?

2.For whom are you praying and to whom are you revealing Jesus and His gospel?  Where are you missing out on impacting the lives of the lost because of lack of prayer and/or not sharing the love of Christ?

3.Why aren’t you sharing the gospel more often?  Where is God asking you to go to share the gospel?

    

Homiletics Acts 7

 

Content (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line):

 

1.hp ask Steph:chgs true?repl:G of glory appeard2Abraham b4 Harran;leave country/ppl,go(7:1-3)

2.left,settled Harran,after death fr,G sent to this land;G promisd desc poss land;400y desc enslaved(4-6)

3.punish nation,after worship me this place;gave A covenant circ,A fr Isaac fr Jacob fr 12 patriarchs(7-8)

4.patriarchs jealous Joseph,sold,G w/him;rescued him, gave wisdom,Phar made ruler Egypt/palace(9-10)

5.famine, ancestors find food;Jacob heard grain Egypt,sent forefathers;2nd visit,Jos told bros(11-13)

6.Jos sent for fr;Jacob went Egypt;bodies brought bk Shechem;time near G fulfill prom # ppl incr(14-17)

 

7.new king;dealt treacherously;Moses born, 3 mos cared for by fam; placed outside,Phar dtr son(18-21)

8.Moses educated pwerful speech/action;40yo visited Israelites;mistreated,defense kill Egyptian(22-24)

9.Moses thot ppl realize G rescue;next day 2 Israel fightg;man push Moses:who made you ruler(25-27)

10.you thinking kill me like Egyptian;Moses fled Midian,2 sons;40y angel appeared burning bush(28-30)

11.amazed,closer lk;I G Abr,Isa,Jac,Mos trembled;tk off sandals,holy grd;seen oppress ppl Egypt(31-34)

12.Moses deliverer;led out Egypt,wonders,Red Sea,wilderness;Mos:G raise prophet like me(35-37)

13.angel spk Mt. Sinai,recd living wds;ancest refuse obey;told Aaron mk gods;idol calf,brt sacrfc(38-41)

14.G gv over worship sun;will exile Babylon;tabernacle according to pattern;remained until David(42-45)

15.asked provide dwellng plc;Solomon built;Most High livehouses;Heaven throne earth footstool(46-49)

 

16.hasn’t my hand made all things;just lk ancestors:resist HS;Righteous One u betrayd murdered(50-52)

17.you rec’d law obeyed;Sanhedrin heard,furious;Stephen full of Spirit saw glory of G,Jesus stdg(53-55)

18.Lk I sww hvn open SoM standing rt hand G;they covered ears,yelling,rushed him(56-57)

19.dragged out, stone him,coats feet Saul;Stephen prayed LJ receive my spirit(58-59)

20.fell on knees:L hold sin against them,fell asleep(60)

 

Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture/Principles are Aims for each Division – a truth about God, a truth about man, a truth about God’s relationship to man):

1.Stephen speaks about Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph(7:1-17)

Principle: 

2.Stephen speaks about Moses and God(7:18-49)

Principle: 

3.Stephen is stoned by the Sanhedrin(7:50-60)

Principle: 

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure showing exactly where you are in Scripture):

Stephen answers the high priest and the Sanhedrin stones him.

 

Aim (“To Cause My Audience To…” Know, See, Learn, Understand, etc.):

TCMATL God’s people should be prepared to give an answer for their hope.

 

Application (not yes or no question.  Meant to bring about heart change):

1.How would you respond to an accusation that you had spoken blasphemous words against Moses and against God?

2.How would you connect that accusation to your testimony about Jesus Christ?

3.How will you pray and prepare yourself for accusations and worldly consequesnces?

    

Homiletics Acts 5

 

Content (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line):

(Used Content from 1 October 2019)

1.Ananias/Sapphira sold property;wife’s full knowl kept $,brought rest apostles(5:1-2)

2.P:An,how Satan filld heart,lied HS kept$;u not lied just to human beings but2G(3-4)

3.An heard,died;fear seized all who heard;men buried;3h later wife came(5-7)

4.P:is this $ u got;Y;P:how u test Spirit of L, men who buried husb carry u out;she died,men buried(8-10)

5.grt fear seized church/all who heard(11)

 

6.Apost perf signs;1 dare join tho they highly regarded;more believd(12-14)

7.result:ppl brt sick street so P shadow fall on as he passd;crowds bring sick/tormented, heald(15-16)

8.HP&Assoc (Saddu) filld jealousy;arrestd apostl; during night angel L opend doors,brought out(17-19)

9.go tmpl cts,tell ppl re new life;daybrk entr cts,teach;HP/Assoc arr,calld Sanhdrn,sent4apostl(20-21)

10.offcrs find them there,rptd:jail lockd,guards@doors,1 inside;Cpt tmpl guard/CPs at a loss(22-24)

11.sm1 cm:lk, men in tmpl cts teachg; Cpt w/offcrs brought apostl,use force,feard ppl stone(25-26)

12.Apostl b4Sanhdrn2b questn by HP:we gv ordr teachthis name yet u fill Jerus w/tchg(27-28)

13.P/apostl:must obey G;G raisd J, u killd;G exaltd2 rt hd as Savior,bring Is2repnt;we wtnss(29-32)

 

14.Whn heard,furious,wantd put2deth;Phar Gamaliel,tchr law,ordrd men out,add Sanhdrn(33-35a)

15.cnsdr carefully what do;sm time ago Theudas+400,he killd,follwrs disprsd,all cm2nothing(35b-36)

16.aftr,Judas Galilean led revolt,killd,follwrs scattrd;I advise lv men alone;if activity hum orign,fail(37-38)

17.if frm G,u stop,fight G;spch persuad;apos floggd,ordrd spk J;apos rejoic-suffrng,stop tchg(39-42)

 

 

Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture/Principles are Aims for each Division):

1.Ananias and Sapphira die for lying to God. (5:1-11)

Principle:  God is omniscient and cannot be lied to.

2.Apostles perform signs, teach the good news and suffer for Christ’s name. (5:12-32)

Principle:  God’s people will suffer in the name of Jesus.

3.Gamaliel advises the Sanhedrin to leave the apostles alone. (5:33-42)

Principle:  God’s plans cannot be stopped.

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure showing exactly where you are in Scripture):

Ananias and Sapphira die, Apostles perform signs, teach, suffer, rejoice.

 

Aim (“To Cause My Audience To…” Know, See, etc.):

TCMATK God is all-knowing, worthy of our suffering and unstoppable.

 

Application (not yes or no question.  Meant to bring about heart change):

1.In what areas do you need to be more truthful with God?  How does knowing you cannot lie to God free you to tell Him the truth?

2.What area(s) of service has God called you to and how are you obeying His call?  Where are you suffering for your faith?  Where have you suffered for your faith in the past and would you say it’s worth it?

3.How are you trusting your service to Jesus to His protection?  When have you experienced God’s unstoppable activity?  Where are you finding your service to God being unstoppable?

    

Homiletics Acts 3

 

Content (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line):

1.Peter John temple prayer 3 afternoon;man lame birth gate Beautiful beg(3:1-2)

2.saw P&J asked money;P:look at us; man gave attention expecting something(3:3-5)

3.P:what I have I give, In name JC walk;tk hand helped up feet ankles became strong(3:6-7)

4.temple courts walking jumping praising G;ppl saw;recognized filled w/wonder amazemt(3:8-10)

 

5.man held P&J,ppl came;P:this surprise you?;G glorified J;you disowned,murderer released(3:11-14)

6.you killed author life,G raised;by faith in J this man strong,healed(3:15-16)

7.you acted ignorance;this how G fulfilled(3:17-18)

8.repent,turn to G,sins wiped out;He send Mess;Heaven receive Him until G restore everything(3:19-21)

9.Moses:G raise prophet;anyone listen cut off(3:22-23)

10.beginning w/Samuel prophets foretold these days;you heirs prophets covenant Abraham(3:24-25)

11.When G raised,sent first to you,bless(3:26)

 

Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture/Principles are Aims for each Division):

1.God heals a man lame from birth(3:1-10)

Principle:  God brings healing through the name of Jesus.

2.God gives Peter a message about the Healer for the Jews(3:11-26)

Principle:  God brings healing through His Word.

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure showing exactly where you are in Scripture):

God heals a man and Peter preaches about the Healer.

 

Aim (“To Cause My Audience To…” Know, See, etc.):

TCMATK God is the ultimate Healer!

 

Application (not yes or no question.  Meant to bring about heart change):

1.What praises can you sing of God’s healing in your life?

2.Where do you need to submit to the heling God wants to do in your relationships with Him and others?

    

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