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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Mid Week Book Buzz 4/21/15


I have re-posted some books this week, including the Exalting Jesus commentaries. Also, check out The Underestimated Gospel with a bunch of great contributors. There are a couple of John Piper books on the list this week. I've also re-posted some Mark Dever books. There are also a couple of FREE books this week.







Everyday Worship by Trisha Wilkerson $3.99

Brothers, We are Not Professionals by John Piper $2.99

Gospel Centered Teaching by Trevin Wax $1.99

Preach by Mark Dever $2.99

The Church by Mark Dever $2.99

Lives Jesus Changed by Simon Vibert $2.99

If I Should Die Before I Wake? by Sinclair Ferguson $3.99

Ordinary by Tony Merida $4.99

Cross by John Piper $4.99

The Underestimated Gospel by Various (including: David Platt, Matt Chandler, & Kevin DeYoung) $2.99

When The Darkness Will Not Lift by John Piper $4.61

Against the Gods by John Currid $1.99

Ancient Word, Changing Worlds by Steven Nichols $2.99

Inerrancy and Worldview by Vern Poythress $2.99

Theology of the Reformers by Timothy George $5.99

Canon Revisited by Michael Kruger $5.99

Augustine as Mentor by Edward Smither $2.99

Do Historical Matters Matter to the Faith? by Various (including: Craig Blomberg, Michael Haykin, Darrell Bock) $5.99

A Life Observed: A Spiritual Biography of C.S. Lewis by Devin Brown $2.99

Christianish by Mark Steele FREE

Soul Tattoo by Samuel Kee FREE

The Pastor's Family by Brian Croft $3.99

Prepare Them to Shepherd by Brian Croft $2.99

Visit the Sick by Brian Croft $2.99

Comfort the Grieving by Paul Tautges $2.99

Conduct Gospel-Centered Funerals by Brian Croft $2.99

Gather God's People by Brian Croft $2.99

For the City by Darrin Patrick $3.99

Exponential by Dave Ferguson $3.99

Doxology & Theology by Matt Boswell $2.99

The Pastor in Prayer by Charles Spurgeon $1.99

Reaching the Lost by Bobby Jamieson $4.61

The Crucified Life by A.W. Tozer $3.99


COMMENTARIES:

Exalting Jesus in James by David Platt $2.99

Exalting Jesus in Galatians by David Platt $2.99

Exalting Jesus in Matthew by David Platt $2.99

Exalting Jesus in Ephesians by Tony Merida $2.99

Exalting Jesus in Exodus by Tony Merida $2.99

Exalting Jesus in 1,2,3 John by Daniel Akin $2.99

Exalting Jesus in Mark by Daniel Akin $2.99

Exalting Jesus in Song of Songs by Daniel Akin $2.99

Exalting Jesus in Ezra-Nehemiah by James Hamilton $2.99

Exalting Jesus in 1&2 Thessalonians by Mark Howell $2.99


Be Edified!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Mid Week Book Buzz 4/15/15





COMMENTARIES:

Exalting Jesus in James by David Platt $2.99

Exalting Jesus in Galatians by David Platt $2.99

Exalting Jesus in Matthew by David Platt $2.99

Exalting Jesus in Ephesians by Tony Merida $2.99

Exalting Jesus in Exodus by Tony Merida $2.99

Exalting Jesus in 1,2,3 John by Daniel Akin $2.99

Exalting Jesus in Mark by Daniel Akin $2.99

Exalting Jesus in Song of Songs by Daniel Akin $2.99

Exalting Jesus in Ezra-Nehemiah by James Hamilton $2.99

Exalting Jesus in 1&2 Thessalonians by Mark Howell $2.99

PRACTICAL THEOLOGY:

A Christ-Centered Wedding by Catherine Parks $2.99

Gospel Centered Teaching by Trevin Wax $1.99

A Shelter in the Time of Storm by Paul Tripp $2.99

A Theology for Family Ministry by Michael & Michelle Anthony $3.99

Counseling the Hard Cases by Stuart Scott $2.99\

Preach by Mark Dever $2.99

What Women Fear by Angie Smith $2.99

Conversation Peace by Mary Kassian $2.99


THEOLOGY:

The Underestimated Gospel by Jonathan Leeman $2.99

The Church by Mark Dever $2.99

Creature of the Word by Matt Chandler $2.99

Gospel by J.D. Greear $2.99

Stop Asking Jesus into your Heart by J.D. Greear $2.99

When Missions Shapes the Mission by David Horner $2.99


When The Darkness Will Not Lift by John Piper $1.99

What Happens After I Die? by Michael Rogers $2.99

An Infinite Journey by Andrew Davis $4.99








Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Mid Week Book Buzz 4/7/15


Hey everyone, there are some great deals today. Check out the Exalting Jesus Commentary series. I know you guys want those David Platt commentaries. I know I do. Ladies, Check out Carolyn McCulley's book called The Measure of Success. Next week is The Gospel Coalition Conference. D.A. Carson is one of the founders TGC. He has a bunch of books on sale this week too. Enjoy!


THEOLOGY:

The Jesus Answer Book by John MacArthur $1.99

NASB MacArthur Study Bible $4.99

Heroes and Monsters by Josh James Riebock $1.99

Finally Free by Heath Lambert $3.99

The Gagging of God by D.A. Carson $3.99

Telling the Truth by D.A. Carson $3.99

Introducing the New Testament by D.A. Carson and Douglass Moo $5.99

Worship By the Book by D.A. Carson, Tim Keller, R. Kent Hughes, and Mark Ashton $3.99

The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination by Loraine Boettner $.99

TULIP by Duane Spencer $1.99

Redemption by Mike Wilkerson $3.99

Discovering the God Who Is by R.C. Sproul $2.99

The Truth of the Cross by R.C. Sproul FREE (Audio Book)

Gospel-Centered Teaching by Trevon Wax $1.99

The Underestimated Gospel by Jonathan Leeman $2.99

PRACTICAL THEOLOGY:

The Measure of Success by Carolyn McCulley $2.99

The Bible's Promises for Women by Crossway Books $3.19

Preach by Mark Dever $2.99

The Church by Mark Dever $2.99

Creature of the Word by Matt Chandler $2.99

To Live is Christ To Die is Gain by Matt Chandler $2.99

Gospel by J.D. Greear $2.99

Stop Asking Jesus into your Heart by J.D. Greear $2.99

Give Them Grace by Elyse Fitzpatrick $3.99

Marriage and the Family by Andreas Kostenberger $3.99

Family Driven Faith by Vodie Bauchman $3.99

Exploring Grace Together by Jessica Thompson $3.99

The Shepherd Leader at Home by Timothy Witmer $2.99

God, Sex, and the Single Life by Hafeez Baoku $4.99

What Do You Think of Me? Why Do I Care by Edward Welch FREE

Hopeful Parenting by David Jeremiah FREE

Pray, Write, Grow by Ed Cyzewski $1.99

COMMENTARIES:

Exalting Jesus in James by David Platt $2.99

Exalting Jesus in Galatians by David Platt $2.99

Exalting Jesus in Matthew by David Platt $2.99

Exalting Jesus in Ephesians by Tony Merida $2.99

Exalting Jesus in Exodus by Tony Merida $2.99

Exalting Jesus in 1,2,3 John by Daniel Akin $2.99

Exalting Jesus in Mark by Daniel Akin $2.99

Exalting Jesus in Song of Songs by Daniel Akin $2.99

Exalting Jesus in Ezra-Nehemiah by James Hamilton $2.99

Exalting Jesus in 1&2 Thessalonians by Mark Howell $2.99











































Friday, April 03, 2015

The Veil

For the past two weeks my pastor has been preaching through a series he titled Violent Grace. Many of the people in our church have said that the sermons have been some of his best.



This past Sunday, Pastor Aaron described the passion of the Christ in full detail. While he was explaining The history behind what had happened to Christ, he mentioned a very important detail that many Christians overlook when we think about the death of Christ: the veil was split in two!

Mark 15:38 says, "And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom." History records this curtain as being 60 feet long, 30 feet wide, and the thickness of the palm of a man's hand. It's also said that this veil was so heavy that it would have needed 300 priests to manipulate it.1

This curtain (or veil) separated the "Holy Place" from the "Holy of Holies" in the temple. The Holy of Holies was the place in the Temple where it was said that the presence of Yahweh manifested himself. The high priest was only allowed into the Holy of Holies once a year to make atonement for the people of Israel (Lev. 16:17). 

In order for the high priest to enter the Holy of Holies, he had to bathe and be dressed in pure lined garments as a symbol of purity (Lev. 16:4).2

The point is, that sin cannot be in the presence of a holy God (Rom. 3:23, Lev. 11:44 & 1Peter 1:16). If you have ever heard a preacher tell you that sin separates you from God, well...the veil in the temple was a physical picture of this truth. 

When Jesus died on the cross, the curtain that closed off the Holy of Holies was torn from top to bottom...the only explanation is that it was God himself who tore it in two. 

This is a beautiful picture of what God does in our salvation. Col. 2:13-14 tells us that our debt of sin was paid in full at the cross. Romans 8:31-39 tells us that there is NOTHING that can separate us from the love of God. 

Why is there nothing that separates us from God anymore? Because when Christ died on that cross, he not only cleansed us of all our sin, but God imputed the righteous life that Christ lived to us (2Cor. 5:21). 

We are clothed with the blood soaked righteous robe of Christ's holiness, and therefore NOTHING separates us from the Holy of Holies.


As we remember the death of Christ today, let us remember that it was God himself who demolished the "barrier" that existed between us and Him FOREVER. 

Hebrews 9: 24-26 says, "For Christ has entered, not into holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true things, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf. Nor was it to offer himself repeatedly, as the high priest enters the holy places every year with blood not his own, for then he would have had to suffer repeatedly since the foundation of the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself."

Be Edified!

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1. Edersheim, A. (1896). The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah (Vol. 2, p. 611). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.

2. Church, C. (2003). Day of Atonement. In C. Brand, C. Draper, A. England, S. Bond, E. R. Clendenen, & T. C. Butler (Eds.), Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (pp. 396–397). Nashville, TN: Holman Bible Publishers.