Month: May 2011

Calm Assurance

http://media.blubrry.com/servantsofgracemedia/p/www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/servantsofgrace.org/mediafolder/CalmAssurance.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe iTunes | Android | Email | RSS | More Subscribe OptionsThis is sermon #4 in the Psalm series. In this sermon on Psalm 4 Dave preaches on practicing the presence of God, assurance and the sovereignty of...

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Review of Veneer Living Deeply in a Surface society

Veneer: Living Deeply In a Surface Society is written by Timothy Willard and Jason Locy two men who love the Lord and want to see the people of God know and serve the Lord. In the first five chapters the authors help the reader address the various ways in which today’s culture causes them to live on the surface rather than go deep in relationship with God and others. In chapters six to nine the authors explain what it means to go deep with God and others in relationship. Chapter ten provides the solution for pursuing both God and building health relationships with others. Veneer is not the book I thought it would be—in fact as I finished it, I thought it was better than I thought it would be. This is a well written easy-to-read book that one could easily read in a day or in a month. The authors combine biblical teaching with cultural analysis and an impressive knowledge of literature. In chapter ten the authors call one first to know the Lord by growing in His Word, prayer and active membership in a local church. This is a book that any Christian can and should read. This book will help the believer to understand how one is under assault and how God requires that one deals with that assault. I recommend you read Veneer in order...

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Entering God’s Kingdom

http://media.blubrry.com/servantsofgracemedia/p/www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/servantsofgrace.org/mediafolder/EnteringGodsKingdom.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe iTunes | Android | Email | RSS | More Subscribe OptionsThis is sermon #75 in the Luke series. In this sermon on Luke 18:15-27 Dave preaches on having child-like faith, self-sufficiency and...

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Review of eye for glory

An Eye for glory: The Civil War Chronicles of a Citizen Soldier is written by Karl a. Bacon a long-time student of the Civil War. The book chronicles Michael a citizen solider learns that war is more than battle on the field. While on long marches under extreme conditions, illness and disillusionment Michael’s only desire is to kill as many confederate soliders as he can so he can go home. After Gettysburg Michael begins to understand the high cost of war upon his soul. He begins to search for the man he once was and the faith he once cherished. With the help of his wife Michael takes steps towards redemption and reconciliation. In this book the author takes firsthand accounts of the 14th Connecticut Infantry, and weaves a story that will help you understand the times, culture, and tragedy of the Civil War.  This is good book for those who are interested and or want to learn more about the Civil War. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Zondervan  as part of their Blogger Review Program. 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 Commision’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”...

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Review of Note to Self The Disciple of Preaching to Yourself

Note to Self: The Disciple of Preaching to Yourself is written by Joe Thorn, the founding and lead Pastor of Redeemer Fellowship in Saint Charles, Illinois. There is much good conversation in in the blogosphere today about “preaching the Gospel to oneself”. Joe Thorn noticed this conversation but then went beyond just thinking about “preaching the Gospel to himself” but started to ask, “What does preaching the Gospel to oneself mean? and, “How do the people of God preach the Gospel to oneself?” Note to Self is a very well-written easy-to-read book. Each chapter explores a different topic but the focus of each chapter is personal, biblical, theological and practical as Joe preaches the gospel to himself and the reader gets to see how he practices what he preaches. A good writer engages his reader and draws them into the topic he/she is discussing. Joe Thorn does this in a way that points to the truths of Scripture and draws the reader to discover what it means to implement preaching the Gospel to oneself.  Dr. Ray Ortlund rightly describes this book as a “gospel-guided smart bomb scoring a direct hit on our strongholds of emptiness.” The book is divided into three parts: the first part explores the Gospel and God. Part two describes the Gospel and others, and the final part is the Gospel and you. Reading a book...

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