Take the Challenge … Let God Change You

“Surely God didn’t design the gospel of Jesus to be confined to our minds and mouths in the church, yet disconnected from our emotions and actions in the world.

Surely something needs to change (p. 3).

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Dear Grandchild … A Review

Did your grandparents share with you moments from their childhood, experiences in grade school and high school, emotions from their honeymoon, or joys in parenthood? I know very little about my grandparents’ early lives, their thoughts, emotions, joys, successes, and failures.

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The Jesus Who Surprises … A Review

And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself. Luke 24:27

Dee Brestin’s The Jesus Who Surprises invites the student of the Word to walk on the Road to Emmaus with two of Jesus’ disciples. Not recognizing Jesus, they told Him that their hopes had been dashed when the One they thought was Israel’s Messiah had been crucified on the cross, buried, and now His body was missing.

As they walked, Jesus opened up the Scriptures to them. Brestin imagines the Scriptures that Jesus may have used.

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Update to Breakthrough to Your Miracle Book Review

“Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.” Matthew 10:8

I am currently on the Breakthrough Online Event featuring the movie that airs tomorrow and Pastor Jason Noble’s book. I am disappointed that he is selling a study and a “13-Week Breakthrough Experience” for $129 (at a discount for people attending the event). Yes, God’s servants need to be provided for, but He gave so much to John and to the church through the miracles He performed after John was raised from the dead, couldn’t Pastor Noble have offered the “experience” for cost of production?

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Breakthrough to Your Miracle … God Still Performs Miracles!

Miracles. You probably believe in miracles. You may have seen one or two. Miracles are impossible, right?

Pastor Jason Noble wrote this book as a companion to the movie Breakthrough that is airing in theaters April 17. Based on a confirmed miracle, the movie tells the story of John Smith. Smith fell into the icy waters of Lake St. Louis. When the first responders pulled him out of the waters, he had no pulse, and when his mother arrived at the emergency room, he had been dead for over an hour. She prayed loudly that God would heal him, and at that instant, the nurse picked up a pulse. Sixteen days later, he walked out of the hospital.

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Reforesting Faith … A Review

“For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and the hills before you
shall break forth into singing,
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”
Isaiah 55:12

Have you noticed how many references there are to trees in the Bible? The Tree of Life begins and ends the Bible. From Genesis to Revelation, we walk under trees, sit under them, and enjoy their shade, their fruits, and their beauty.

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