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A Couple of Free Offers by Thomas Nelson and Voice of the Martyrs

Free:  Maps and Charts of the Gospels download from Thomas Nelson

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This free 82 page sample includes the following:  
An Introduction to the Four Gospels
The Miracles of Jesus Christ
The Parables of Jesus Christ
A Harmony of the Gospels
Herod's Family Tree
The Plan of the Herodian Temple
New Testament Political Rulers
Introductions to Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
Each Gospel at a Glance
Outline of Each Gospel
Map of Mary, Joseph and Jesus' Flight to Egypt
Maps of the Life and Ministry of Jesus
The Events of Holy Week Location Map of Christ's Trial and Crucifixion
Map of Jesus' Resurrection Appearances
The Roman Empire in New Testament Times
New Testament Women
The Genealogy of Jesus and so much more!

If you like it, the full book is available at Amazon under the title of Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts, Third Edition for …

Free Christian Book on the Kindle for a Limited Time: "The Most Misused Verses in the Bible"

For those of you who have a Kindle, I thought this might be of interest. The Most Misused Verses in the Bible by Eric J. Bargerhuff.  

Chapters include:  
"Judging others" - Matthew 7:1
"Plans to prosper you and not to harm you" - Jeremiah 29:11-13
"Where two or three are gathered" - Matthew 18:20
"Ask for anything in my name" - John 14:13-14
"Working all things together for good" - Romans 8:28
"If my people who are called by my name" - 2 Chronicles 7:14
"Jesus as the firstborn over all creation"  - Colossians 1:15
"Money is the root of all evil" - 1 Timothy 6:10
"No more than you can handle" - 1 Corinthians 10:13
"Train up a child" - Proverbs 22:6
"I can do all things" - Philippians 4:13
"Prayer offered in faith" - James 5:15
and more!

Understand that this is not necessarily an endorsement of the author's views but me telling you of a great deal on a e-book that you can read a…

He Must Increase but I Must Decrease (a devotional on John 3:26-30)

And they came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, He who was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you have testified—behold, He is baptizing, and all are coming to Him!” John answered and said, “A man can receive nothing unless it has been given to him from heaven. You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, ‘I am not the Christ,’ but, ‘I have been sent before Him.’ He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled. He must increase, but I must decrease. John 3:26-30 (NKJV).

I think this is one of the hardest things that people have to deal with; when someone is getting more attention or acclaim than they are. John’s disciples saw the rise of Christ and His following and their leader’s correlating decline in people who came to him. This distressed them and it came out into the open. And they came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, He who was with…

Two Died in Peace, Will You?

Then one of the criminals who were hanged blasphemed Him, saying, “If You are the Christ, save Yourself and us.” But the other, answering, rebuked him, saying, “Do you not even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this Man has done nothing wrong.” Then he said to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.”
And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.” Luke 23:39-43 (NKJV)

Too often this is how people try to come to Jesus.  "If You are the Christ . . . "  That's not saving faith, that's doubt and even finger-pointing.  Such a person is saying that I won't believe in God unless He does this or that for me (or in front of me).  It's not about trusting; it's about doubting.  It's not even about evidence, because such a person isn't looking for a reason to believe but for justification in not believing.  This t…