by Jim Hughes Jer. 1:4-5 The LORD gave me a message. He said, “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my spokesman to the world.” What has

 

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Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim 10/21/2019

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by Jim Hughes

crossJer. 1:4-5 The LORD gave me a message. He said, “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my spokesman to the world.”

What has the Lord appointed you to do? God made it very clear to Jeremiah that his life was no accident. God knew him before he came into being. God knew just how to orchestrate Jeremiah’s life so that he would be properly equipped to do what He had in store for him to do. God had a specific plan and purpose for Jeremiah’s life and He wanted him to know about his life’s purpose. Knowing what it is that God created him for would help Jeremiah to stay strong and true to the Lord throughout the many stormy times of his life.

Is every life orchestrated by God like Jeremiah’s was? I am not knowledgeable enough to speak authoritatively about that. I do believe that there are no accidental or mistaken human life. God gives each life a soul and they are born to have live in Christ and have fellowship with Him. We are created for God’s own good pleasure, but so few ever realize their purpose in life or find Him. Sadly, most fall into the darkness of sin and never find their way out. For those of us who do find our way out, we discover that God does have a plan for our lives and we prosper the best when we live it out.

God gives each of us all the tools we need to fulfill His plan for our lives. We are uniquely gifted to do what we do. No one can step into our shoes and be us. God makes available to us all the resources of Heaven to help us reach our potential. God assigns each of us a task to do and when do it we find real peace and contentment in life.

It is important for us to know what it is we are to do with our lives for the Lord. If you don’t know what your role is in the Kingdom of God, then you need to wait before Him until you do. You need to spend time studying and meditating on the Word. You need to spend time getting to know the Lord intimately. You need to open yourself up to the Lord and let Him have all of your heart. You need to give Him all of your resources and giftedness. When you give Him your all, the Lord will show you how to best serve Him and bless you as you do it.

voice. There is very little quietness in the church and in our lives today. We seem to be bent on drowning out God’s voice. We surround ourselves with noise to the point where we get nervous in the quiet. It makes me wonder if all the noise is meant to keep us from hearing from God like we should. I suspect that many of us do not want to hear God speak because we know that He would speak to us of sin. We entertain ourselves with the noise in the hopes that God won’t get

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About the Author:

Jim Hughes

Spending his formative years in Ft. Wayne, IN, Jim followed the love of his life to southeast Iowa where they married and have spent the majority of their lives. Jim has pastored several churches throughout his life and has worked many years in local factories to help support his family. The father of two married adult children and one son still at home, Jim is a first-time author.

C Through Marriage came into being through many years of pastoral and life experiences. The book first took on a life of its own over 20 years ago when I sought to address the much publicized moral failures of prominent leaders in the church. In the chapter on Chasity, I include the guideliness that I developed then to protect one’s self from such failures.

I am a firm believer in order to make sense out of life you have to use much common sense. We need to get back to the basics of what has worked for many, many generations. If is isn’t broke, why try to fix it? I strive to return to the basics of what really works in all my writings.

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Christian Books of the Week 10/18/2019

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by Russell Sherrard

Christian Books of the Week for Your Consideration

Books of the Week

Commentaries

Psalms 51-150 (Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture) Spurgeon's Teaching On the Holy Spirit: The Expansive Commantary Collection Matthew Pooles Commentary on the Holy Bible - Book of Zechariah Matthew Pooles Commentary on the Holy Bible - Book of Numbers A Commentary on the Holy Bible Matthew Pooles Commentary on the Holy Bible - Book of John

 

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Verse of the Day and Devotion 10/17/2019

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by Bible League International

Verse of the Day and Devotion

“Yet I have set My King On My holy hill of Zion.”  – Psalm 2:6 NKJV

Devotion

Although the King in our verse for today can be understood as referring to King David, it primarily refers beyond David to the Messiah, to Jesus Christ. It looks forward prophetically to the time when Jesus had already been set in place as King. The Lord God of heaven and earth had set Him at His right hand to rule and reign over all things. (Ephesians 1:20-21) And since it is none other than the Lord God who did this, no one can challenge the authority that Jesus has been given. No one can remove Him from His place or set themselves in His place.

Further, those of us who are Christians have also been set in place. We have been set in place next to Jesus: “But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” (Ephesians 2:4-6). From that place, we rule and reign with Jesus over the areas of life in which we have been given authority. (II Timothy 2:11-12) No one can unseat us from that place.

Not everyone likes this arrangement. Not everyone accepts Jesus as Lord and acknowledges His authority. Some rage against Him and devise vain plots against His will. They take counsel together in order to undermine His authority over them. (Psalm 2:1-3) Moreover, they do not limit themselves to rebellion against Jesus Himself. They also rebel against those who are seated with him in the heavenly places. They refuse to acknowledge their authority over them, they rage against them, and they devise vain plots to overthrow them.

Ultimately, all this raging and plotting will come to nothing. Indeed, the Lord God laughs at those who try to subvert His will. (Psalm 2:4) The Lord will bring His will to pass through those He has set in place, no matter how fierce the opposition.

In the final analysis, you do not have to worry about the rebels. The Lord has set you in place and no one can remove you. Indeed, you may legitimately ask yourself the question: “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31)

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Ask the Author Podcast: Interview with Dana Pratola 10/16/2019

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Editors Note: This is a rebroadcast of Ask the Author Podcast Interview with Dana Pratola.

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This podcast conducts candid and insightful interviews with Christian Independent Authors. Ever wanted to know what your favorite authors favorite food is. Want to know what your favorite author does in his/her spare time. You’ll find the answer here. Our Interview this week is with Dana Pratola.

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Book Spotlight: Words of Jesus Bible Literal Translation Version $0.99 Kindle Version 10/15/2019

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by Russell Sherrard

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Words of Jesus Bible

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Words of Jesus Bible LTV

Words of Jesus Bible Literal Translation Version

Words of Jesus Bible – Literal Translation Version. This Bible is NOT a complete Bible, it just contains the words of Jesus. Therefore, it does not contain any of the Old Testament. If you look at any Bible that has “a red letter edition” you will have a “Words of Jesus Bible”.

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