Book Review: “The Full Armor Of God” by Larry Richards

March 31, 2013 at 6:58 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Larry Richards in his new book, “The Full Armor Of God book coverThe Full Armor Of God” published by Chosen Books  helps us Defending Your Life from Satan’s Schemes.

From the back cover:  Stand Firm Against the Devil’s Schemes

Whether you are aware of it or not, every Christian is locked in a struggle with the spiritual forces of this dark world. If our defenses are weak–or nonexistent–these enemies can, and will, slowly, subtly, lead you away from a life of righteousness.
In this tactical guide, bestselling author and trusted theologian Larry Richards offers an ironclad defense plan straight from the Bible. Using Paul’s letter to the Ephesians as his infallible guide, Richards reveals how God provides protection from every attack of the enemy–and how you can put on the full armor of God today and every day.

Including practical, hands-on exercises, this is the essential biblical approach to standing your ground against the enemy’s ploys.

Paul wrote in his letter to the Ephesians about the armor of God.  There are five parts to God’s armor, four of which are defensive in nature.  In “The Full Armor Of God” Larry Richards, in separate sections for each armor part, goes into great detail of what that armor part is and how it should be effectively used.  In each section Mr. Richards gives us four chapters that always starts with “satan’s schemes”.  Before getting into the armor Mr. Richards devotes the opening part to “Understanding Spiritual Forces”.  Since it is important to God to provide us with His armor then it should be important to us to use His armor with wisdom and skill.  Larry Richards has provided us this book to educate us in how we should be doing battle.  Everyone should have a copy of this book.  It is an excellent gift idea for family and friends.  This is an excellent resource that will be referred back to over and over again.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Chosen Books.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this i accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Bible Commentary: “Easter Sunday” The Days Of Lent

March 31, 2013 at 4:46 pm | Posted in Bible Commentary | Leave a comment
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From our home to yours a very Happy Resurrection Sunday!

“He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.” (Matthew 28:6 NIV)
“Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.” (Mark 16:6 NIV)
“He is not here; he has risen! ” (Luke 24:6 NIV)

Job asked the question, “If a man dies, will he live again” (Job 14:14 NIV)? There is a saying, “dead is dead!” Once the body dies then it is all over. Do what you can while you are still breathing  because the end is final! Have you ever had those kinds of thoughts or heard similar words? What is your opinion about death?

On Friday Jesus died before 3pm and was laid in a borrowed tomb, which counts as 1 day buried. He only borrowed it because He was not going to keep it; He only had need of it for 3 days. The Sabbath, Saturday, began at sundown Friday to sundown Saturday; that counts as 2 days buried. Sunday began at sundown Saturday but, since it was dark, no one came to the tomb until early Sunday morning, then they found the tomb was empty; 3 days buried, “For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth” (Matthew 12:40 NIV).

Three days He was dead. The disciples had seen Him die. Proof was given to Pilate that Jesus was dead. They laid His body in a tomb, rolled a huge stone in front of the opening and secured it with a seal on the stone. This was not done to prevent Jesus from leaving; this was done to prevent others from getting in. Jesus may have raised many from the dead while He was alive but what could He do now?

He arose! Peter stood in the assembly and said, “God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of the fact” (Acts 2:32 NIV). Peter said again, “It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed” (Acts 4:10 NIV). Again Peter declared, “We are witnesses of everything he did in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They killed him by hanging him on a tree, but God raised him from the dead on the third day and caused him to be seen. He was not seen by all the people, but by witnesses whom God had already chosen–by us who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead” (Acts 10:40 NIV). Paul said, “When they had carried out all that was written about
him, they took him down from the tree and laid him in a tomb. But God raised him from the dead, and for many days he was seen by those who had traveled with him from Galilee to Jerusalem” (Acts 13:30 NIV).

Child of God – Jesus died, was buried and rose again! He lives! “And He is the head of the body, the church; He is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy” (Colossians 1:18 NIV). There is coming a day when there will be a shout in Heaven and the dead will rise and we will be transformed and meet Jesus and everyone in the air and go to a wedding feast, with us as brides, that Jesus has prepared for us. “We believe that Jesus
died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord’s own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever” (1 Thessalonians 4:14-17 NIV).

Our prayer:
Lord, help me to live in your resurrection power because your Word says that those that have believed in you have passed from death to live. And is true, I was dead in my sins and you have given me new life. Thank you that you went through death so that I might live. Thank you that you
have risen and you are alive and with me all the time. That was the most incredible news I had when I knew you, that you were alive and only those who believe know it. Amen.

If you want to have a personal relationship with Jesus as your Lord and Savior pray: “Dear Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and that out of love for me you willingly sacrificed your life so that I may live. I repent of all my sins and open my heart to you as my Lord and Savior. Amen.

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Book Review: “Love In The Balance” by Regina Jennings

March 31, 2013 at 4:31 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Regina Jennings in her new book “Love In The Balance book coverLove In The Balance” published by Bethany House takes us to Texas in 1879.

From the back cover:  Handsome Cowboy or Debonair Tycoon.
How’s a Girl to Choose?

Molly Lovelace dreams of a life without cares in Lockhart, Texas. She also dreams of handsome wrangler Bailey Garner, her ardent but inconsistent beau. The problem is, with Bailey’s poor prospects, she just can’t fit the two dreams together.

Then mysterious stranger Edward Pierrepont sweeps into town–and her life–and for the first time Molly wonders if she’s met the man who can give her everything. But he won’t be in Lockhart long and while it certainly seems like he talks about their glorious future together, she can’t quite get Bailey out of her mind.

What’s a girl to do with all these decisions when love is in the balance?

How do you define security?  Some people, like Molly, at the beginning of the book, will say security is in money.  Life can throw what it wants at you but with money you can afford your way out of trouble.  Others will say stability, like Bailey, a hardworking, honest man who loves Molly.  Life throws all kinds of curves at Molly and she begins to make decisions that will drastically alter her future based on her definition of security.  Ms. Jennings has given us a wonderful romance with a fateful decision that has to be made by Molly over which man she will choose for her husband.  This is a book about family and what is important in life.  Ms. Jennings knows how to create characters that live on the page and that we get to know and love.  Get ready for an exciting read that will keep you flipping pages and keep you emotionally involved.

You can find “Love In The Balance” at a discount at http://www.deepershopping.com/item/jennings-regina/love-in-the-balance-ladies-of-caldwell-county-series/4886509.html

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Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book free from Bethany House.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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