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    The Uncommon Church now on Kindle The Uncommon Church now on Kindle

    The Uncommon Church now on Kindle

The Uncommon Church now on Kindle

The Uncommon Church is now available on Kindle.  The introductory price is only $7.99 but that won’t last so get your copy now.  The publisher plans to raise the price to $8.99 very soon and then $9.99 in about a month.  Download your copy today!  If you have the Amazon Kindle you can also borrow the book from the Amazon library for free.  I have personally never used this service but I do know that The Uncommon Church is available there as well. Read The Uncommon Church, and tell everyone you know about it. I dare you to be uncommon in 2013!  The Living Lamp is available on Kindle as a FREE download right now.  I think it ends tomorrow so get your free copy today! If you would like to buy the paperback version you can visit my amazon page by clicking here.

The Uncommon Church Cover

I need your help!  I have co-authored a book called “The Uncommon Church” which is set to release soon.  Which of the cover designs below do you like?  You can click on the picture in the poll to see the covers enlarged.  Let me know what you think by voting for the cover you like the most.

Self Deception

“If we say we do not bear the guilt of sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.” (1John 1:8–9 NET) Taken from The Modern Day Disciple Bible Study on 1, 2, & 3 John Self-deception is a dangerous and all too common occurrence among Christians today.  Self deception has been defined as “a process of denying or rationalizing away the relevance, significance, or importance of opposing evidence and logical argument.”8 It has also been defined as “bad faith.” Let’s be honest – we are all guilty of this appalling and dreadful action.  We spend countless hours trying to rationalize, explain, justify, validate, and defend our inexcusable actions. The Life Application Study Bible accurately states that, “all people are sinners by nature and by practice.  At conversion all our sins are forgiven past, present, and future. Yet even after we become Christians, we still sin and still need to confess. This kind of confession is not offered to gain God’s acceptance but to remove the barrier to fellowship that our sin has put between us and him. It is difficult, however, for many people to admit their faults and shortcomings even to God. It takes humility and honesty to recognize our weaknesses, and most of us would rather pretend that we are strong. But we need not fear revealing our sins to God; he knows them already. He will not push us away, no matter what we’ve done. Instead, he will draw us to himself.”9  Self-deception is indeed bad faith and we must all be careful not to fall into this trap.  Our flesh longs to justify our sin with logic, reason, and what we might dare call “common sense” but […]

Hard Sayings of The Bible…

One of the favorite resources I have here in my office is a book called “Hard Sayings of The Bible.” For those who have been following my blog for awhile or attending Cowboy Fellowship you know that I am a Big fan of keeping things simple.  After all that’s why I wrote The Absolute Basics of Christianity.  I believe it is important for all believers to have a good understandings of the basics of the Christian faith.  But what do you do when you come to a passage in the Bible that is hard to understand?  Something that is way beyond basic?  If you spend anytime at all in the Bible this is sure to happen at some point so here are a few pointers that have worked for me over the years. 1) Take some time to read the passage again, maybe even two more times for clarity. 2) Read the verses above and below the passage in question to ensure that you are reading the passage in its proper context. 3. Dive deep, using a bible software program or something free on the internet like biblegateway, or bible.org.  There are many sites now that let you look at the Greek, Hebrew, cross references, and commentaries for free.  If you have not done so already find a few and book mark them. 4. Go grab a resource like Hard Sayings of the Bible off the book shelf. With over 800 pages of explanations it is rare that the subject I am looking into is not found in this resource.  There are also many other great books like this on the market. Find one that works for you. 5. Call a friend or minister.  I […]

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