Deal Alert: Seven Arrows – Aiming Bible Readers in the Right Direction

This looks like another good book on Bible study.  Free for Kindle through April 28.

Matt Rogers and Donny Mathis, Seven Arrows – Aiming Bible Readers in the Right Direction

Comes at the recommendation of my seminary prof., Dr. Rob Plummer at SBTS.

Arrow 1: What does this passage say?
Arrow 2: What does this passage mean to its original audience?
Arrow 3: What does this passage tell us about God?
Arrow 4: What does this passage tell us about man?
Arrow 5: What does this passage demand of me?
Arrow 6: How does this passage change the way I relate to people?
Arrow 7: What does this passage prompt me to pray to God?

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Deal Alert – Unlocking the Scriptures

Hans Finzel’s Unlocking the Scriptures looks like a good introduction to inductive Bible study and it is FREE today and tomorrow for Kindle.  Click here to get it.


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Deal Alert – Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life $2.99 for Kindle

Dr. Donald S. Whitney’s Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life is on sale for $2.99 for Kindle and well worth the price and then some. Sale goes through March 21.  Click here to view or purchase.


Drawn from a rich heritage, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will guide you through a carefully selected array of disciplines. By illustrating why the disciplines are important, showing how each one will help you grow in godliness, and offering practical suggestions for cultivating them, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will provide you with a refreshing opportunity to become more like Christ and grow in character and maturity. Now updated and revised to equip a new generation of readers, this anniversary edition features in-depth discussions on each of the key disciplines.

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New CAPS Class Beginning in Duffield, VA

I’m excited to announce that Thomas Village Baptist Church in Duffield, Virginia plans to host a monthly meeting for twelve sessions of classes with the Cumberland Area Pulpit Supply.  The first class will be on April 23 at 6:30 p.m. at 879 Duff Patt Hwy
Duffield, Virginia.

Each month will include instruction in inductive Bible study and expository preaching, with two student sermons which will receive feedback that encourages and makes suggestions for improvement.

There is no fee required to attend the class, although there may be a charge for materials if you choose to purchase books.

For more information about the class, or to register for it, please contact me via the form below or call (423) 302-0357.

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Book Giveaway Winner

happyThanks to all who entered the giveaway contest for The Happy Christian by David Murray.  Using the random name picker tool here, Gerry W. was the name drawn to receive the free book.

For more information about the book (which I plan to review in the next few weeks), including an offer of bonuses good through Feb. 24, and a free app for iOS and Android, check out

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Book Giveaway – The Happy Christian

happyOne of my favorite blogs is Dr. David Murray’s Head Heart Hand.  I have found his writing to be saturated with the theology of the Bible, applicable to life, and fair in interacting with others’ views.  I also find his writing refreshing and encouraging.  And now he has written The Happy Christian.  I am blessed to host a giveaway for this book, so if you would like to be entered for a random drawing to receive this book, please send me your information below.  No information will be shared with anyone else, except, of course, the winner’s information will be shared with those shipping the book (publicly, I will only post first name unless you explicitly give me permission).

One winner will be randomly chosen among the entries (please enter only once).  If you are from the continental US or Canada, you can win the physical book.  Everyone else is eligible to win a digital copy. Please fill in the boxes below to enter the contest:

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Ministry Spotlight:

Mark Lamprecht has set up a new online ministry to help churches fill vacant pulpits and to help supply preachers find opportunities to preach.  His website,, allows men to register by state of residence (in the United States of America).  Here’s more from the site’s description:

Pulpit Supply Preachers is a ministry that helps your local church fill her pulpit in times o f need. We help by connecting your church with preachers, from students to teachers to Evangelists, who desire and seek opportunities to preach.

Each pulpit supply candidate will attest they have support of their pastor(s) that they are qualified to preach. Candidates will also be male and come from an Evangelical theological tradition.

Candidates will affirm the statement of faith found on our about page. If you are a church in need of a preacher, a preacher in need of a pulpit, or have a general inquiry, please contact us to let us know how we can help.

If you’re a church in need of a supply preacher or a supply preacher looking for opportunities, check out the site, bookmark it or register here:

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