A teenage girl was driving. She got distracted, and her car began to merge into the lane of an eighteen-wheel truck. The truck driver seen the merging car and moved over to the right so it wouldn’t be a head-on collision. Her car still hit the side of the truck, causing her car to land in the surrounding trees. The driver of the truck went to her car and saw blood running down her face. The first thing he asked her was, “Are you saved through Jesus Christ?” She answered No. This could have been her last day on Earth, and she was not prepared for our Savior.
This letter comes as a reminder of how busy we get in our lives. We forget to prepare ourselves and our family for Christ. Today the world needs Jesus Christ as our Savior more now than ever. We are in unpredictable times. We don’t know the day, time, or hour that God has prepared for us, but we can prepare for him.
It seems like every level of our society is experiencing unprecedented spiritual attacks.
The need for guarding our hearts and minds from damaging information has never been more critical than it is today.
The purpose of the armor of God is to empower you to stand strong through any storm and to overcome any discouragement that is coming against you.
You are invited to delve into this fresh perspective of our spiritual armor and gain insight into the ancient wisdom of protecting your soul.
Receive God’s gift today and let it provide a covering for any unguarded areas in your life.
I Am a Child of God offers a fresh look at our relationship to God the Father. Whether you are a new parent, soon-to-be parent, grandparent, or had parents, you will see yourself and possibly your family as you journey through various stages of growth in this book. Based on Scripture telling us very plainly we are the children and God is our Father, the author gives us a glimpse of how our emotions as parents or children are God given and for a purpose. That purpose is to draw us into a greater understanding of our Father God.
For generations the psyche of many Americans has been absorbing the drug propaganda and its economic rewards. It is so deeply embedded that for many it is difficult to imagine a world without drugs. This book will try to examine the social forces that are influencing the use of drugs and medical consequences. It will also tries to explain recovery from a spiritual position.
Through many years working in the social service field, Sam has witnessed the most profound and shocking incidents of clients with substance abuse and mental health problems. From countless one-on-one sessions and group facilitating with individuals battling drug addiction, domestic violence, and mental health challenges, Sam has gained good knowledge relating to the topic of substance abuse and its spiritual/social roots. Sam has also been involved in church planting as a Pastor where he also provided spiritual counseling to individuals struggling with substance abuse. In addition he taught Sociological lessons as an adjunct, has a Master’s in Sociology with a Bachelor’s in Biblical Studies.
What would happen if King Solomon lived in this present age? He would be a very good leader using his godly wisdom, which he had asked the Lord for when he first began to rule. He would be a very good Christian writer; he wrote the proverbs and other writings. He would be a very good minister of the gospel; people and rulers came from all over the world to hear him speak and would bring gifts to give to him. He, with his father’s financial help, built a magnificent church filled with gold, silver, and precious stones to glorify the Lord. He would be very wealthy, wearing very expensive and beautiful clothes; he would have many houses, and everything in them would be laden with gold and silver. Basically, he could have anything he wanted. What would you think? What do you think when you see a minister of the gospel, pastor, or preacher on television, dressed very nicely, with expensive jewelry; a big, beautiful church; and a really nice car?This book will take you on a journey through the Bible, studying the lives of the men and women who were blessed by God. It will change the way you think about what God really wants for us. He is a very good God and wants only the best for his children.
When God named himself it was more than a label. He stressed that his name represented his character and those who bore it must accurately display that character in their words and deeds. Misunderstanding this basic biblical truth has led to the reduction of the third commandment to simply a language issue in popular culture. However, its correct understanding and preaching should be the start of knowing God’s dealings with his Old and New Testament people as well as the template for today’s believers. Initially establishing the consistency of the testamental record through themes and the use of the Old Testament by Jesus and the New Testament writers, the author displays some of God’s characteristics found in both testaments, which illustrate ethical requirements for his church and inspire the responses of his people.
“The fruit of a lifetime of study of the Old Testament, distilling biblical wisdom, written concisely, and understandable to the average church member, though informed by much scholarly reading. As a gifted biblical expositor and much-loved classroom teacher, Leggett again pushes us into Old Testament study to inform us of the New and inspires us to more whole-hearted devotion to the God who has called us by his name.” —Dr. Terrance Tiessen, emeritus professor of theology and ethics, Providence Seminary
“Don Leggett’s final work captures his love for Scripture as he carefully explores the theme of Christian identity, drawing on his thorough familiarity with the biblical texts and his impressive knowledge of Old Testament scholarship. Accessibility in style and practical insights make it a valuable resource for the lay person to deepen their understanding of the Scriptures and the God of whom they speak.” —John Franklin, IMAGO director; adjunct at Tyndale Seminary and Trinity College, Toronto
“With warmth and passion the author traces specific themes through both testaments, illustrating their unity of witness to the character of God. (The chapter on holiness is worth the price of the book!). He demonstrates that drawing deeply from the well of truth about God’s purposes is critical in understanding the relevance of the person and work of Christ and the nature of the church.” —Steve Males, former student and co-pastor
Allan Thompson was a self-destructive alcoholic who had lost everything but his devoted family when he finally hit rock bottom and heard the still, small voice of God beckoning him to a life of hope, joy, and the ministry of God’s Word.
Thompson grew up in Arkansas, Tennessee, and Oklahoma and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a journalism degree. His desire to become an advertising copywriter led him to New York, where he found a position in broadcast sales. He followed this career to Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and Springfield, Missouri. Along the way, alcohol, “cunning, baffling, and powerful,” took hold of his life and was progressively destroying him, his career, and his family. God miraculously intervened, saved him, and instantly relieved him of his reliance on alcohol. Through the marvelous work of the Holy Spirit, God then set out to break Thompson of his dependency on his own self and to bring him to reliance on Jesus alone.
Thompson candidly tells of his struggles with insecurity (which led to his alcoholism), and his continuing struggles with poor self-esteem and other issues even after his conversion. Christians should be able to identify with Thompson’s trials and joys, as he indeed has worked out his salvation “with fear and trembling.” He has experienced what Paul wrote in Philippians 2:12–13: God has worked in him “to will and to act according to his good purpose.” Thompson goes from a man who used the name of Jesus in vain to a man who passionately loves Jesus. Thompson believes God yearns to redeem every person so the love of Jesus may shine from each.