There’s still time, and what better Christmas gift for someone on your list than uplifting Word-based books, and you can get them here. First is our latest Devotional Book, Encouraging Grace Devotions for Daily Living, which is available and waiting for you. Each daily devotional reading is short and gives you something to meditate on throughout the day. We are in the beginning of a grace revolution. Christians are discovering that grace is much more than salvation. It is for everything in your daily walk. It is sufficient for every need. You and others will grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ as you center your thoughts and day on the daily devotions. Why not also get a few books for gifts.
We’ve also put together a companion book, Just A Thought, to go with our Encouraging Grace Devotions. If you have read our “Just a Thought” posts on Facebook and Twitter, you will be familiar with the style. Each day has a Bible verse with each thought for a quick morning shot of scripture. You can carry this book with you and look at it later in the day for a reminder of the devotional thought. This book will encourage and strengthen you for each day’s stuff. Buy a bunch and give them to your friends.
Also, our latest in the Scripture Series books, Provision Scriptures, is now available. It’s rich with scriptures and notes from Genesis to Revelation concerning God’s promises of provision. We also include the caution scriptures to prosperity. Prosperity is a Kingdom provision for meeting the needs of others. Our God will supply our needs according to His riches in Christ. Read these scriptures and allow them to build your faith. Jack has also included some notes for further meditation.
It is our desire you continue growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. Take advantages of these tools. You can get your copies from Amazon now (see below).
We all need a mentor at times, whether it’s for a particular subject in school or learning a new skill. Paul was a spiritual mentor to Timothy as he taught and encouraged Timothy in the Gospel of Grace to “Hold on to the pattern of sound teaching you have heard from me.” (2 Timothy 1:13, Berean Study Bible), and “continue in the things that you have learned and been convinced of…” (2 Timothy 3:14, NASB). You can’t hold on to sound teaching if it isn’t anchored in your heart as we’ve mentioned. The Holy Spirit spoke through the Apostle Paul to help early believers grasp the immenseness of the New Covenant of God’s Grace and how to enjoy the blessings of God. Make sure you’re anchored in all that Jesus provided for you. Get in the Word, read the Epistles and receive the good news of God’s abundant blessings for you through Jesus. Let the revelation of His Word expand your heart to believe for more.
“And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things” (Luke 20:8). Sometimes taking a verse out of a story just opens up the imagination. I love the comeback comments of Jesus. They are divinely inspired—of course. Here’s the account of the religious leaders coming to Jesus and demanding by what authority He is going about healing, teaching, and raising the dead. After all, He must have a license to do those things. You have to have the permission of the high religious leaders. Jesus was not even working on “it’s better to get forgiveness than permission”. He didn’t need either. Jesus told them He’d tell them what His authority was if they would answer a simple question. They wouldn’t answer it because it was a catch-22 for them. So Jesus refused to answer them. What was the authority by which Jesus did these things? Can’t go any further than the top. Though the religious leaders were thinking of a local authority, Jesus was thinking you can’t go higher than the Father who sent Him. We have that same authority through Christ. Let’s live it.