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Be Rich (Ephesians): Gaining the Things That Money Can’t Buy (The BE Series Commentary) Kindle Edition
by Warren W. Wiersbe (Author)

In a society where wealth is often the measurement of success, popular author and Bible teacher Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe unravels Ephesians to reveal the countercultural nature of the gospel. Through helpful illustrations and analysis, he opens our eyes to the riches that we already have in Christ—though we rarely take advantage of them.

Not only has God given us the promise of an eternity in heaven, He has given us the reality of a relationship with Him right here on earth. Be encouraged in this good news and stop seeking the things of this world, for we already have the priceless gift of eternal life in Christ!

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ESV® Standard Lesson Commentary®Free for a limited time: ESV® Standard Lesson Commentary® 2016-2017 Kindle Edition
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As the nation’s most popular annual Bible commentary for more than two decades, the Standard Lesson Commentary provides 52 weeks of study in a single volume and combines thorough Bible study with relevant examples and questions.

The ESV SLC Paperback Edition is perfect as the primary resource for an adult Sunday school class and personal study or as a supplemental resource for any curriculum that follows the ISSL/Uniform Series.

Nearly two dozen ministers, teachers, and Christian education specialists provide the Bible commentary, lesson plans, discussion questions, and other features that make the Standard Lesson Commentary the most popular annual Bible commentary available.

The Standard Lesson Commentary is based on the popular Uniform Series, also called the International Sunday School Lessons. This series, developed by scholars from several church fellowships, provides an orderly study of the Bible in a 6-year period.

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Charles Spurgeon Bobblehead with the Apostle PaulAnnouncing a new title from Cross-Points Books: Lessons from the Apostle Paul’s Prayers by Charles Spurgeon.


Why study and pray the prayers of the Apostle Paul? One word: transformation. Of the many benefits we have in learning from Paul, a few stand out:

We see how the Holy Spirit wants us to pray.

Scripture provides a wealth of prayers inspired by the Holy Spirit, each of them giving a glimpse into the unsearchable wisdom of Almighty God. These prayers should shape our priorities and our entire outlook on life.

So often, we pray such small, self-centered prayers instead of asking how God would have us pray. As we read and pray Paul’s prayers, God will work His purposes in us as we contemplate what Paul prayed for and why. Paul prayed for the eyes of Ephesian hearts enlightened (Ephesians 1:18) and rejoiced in the rich fellowship he had with the Thessalonian church (1 Thessalonians 3:9–13). When was the last time you prayed for either of those things?

Spurgeon illustrates why we want to pray according to God’s priorities: “A man might try to fill us and fail, but God, who made us, knows every corner and cranny of our nature, and can pour in joy and peace till every portion of our being is flooded, saturated, and overflowed with delight.”

We can pray along with Paul confident of God’s answers.

Praying God’s prayers according to God’s priorities means we can be sure of God’s answers. This doesn’t mean He will answer as we expect, but it does mean God will answer prayers according to His will as He promises (1 John 5:14). Since Scripture is His revealed will, praying Paul’s prayers guarantee God’s answers.

Spurgeon Paul Prayers 2Let this sink into your soul. As you earnestly pray for God to strengthen your faith to grasp the depths and riches of Christ’s love (Ephesians 3:14–19), God will answer you—He wants you to experience the profundity of Christ’s love.

“Expect great things, expect things beyond all expectation,” Spurgeon writes. “Your largest hopes shall all be exceeded. Hope, and hope, and yet hope again, and each time hope more and more, but the Lord will give you more than you have hoped for.”

Our minds will be enlightened and affections stirred.

As we contemplate the prayers and petitions of the great apostle, God’s Spirit will illuminate the prayers and shape the desires of our heart. Instead of merely praying for circumstances and our to-dos, our hearts will pray for things like the filling of our minds with “the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God…” (Colossians 1:9–10). As we pray prayers like this and see God answer us, our hearts will be drawn into deeper delight and communion with our Father.

As you pick up Lessons from the Apostle Paul’s Prayers, let the Holy Spirit mentor you in prayer as you enter into Paul’s prayer closet. This isn’t a comprehensive study on Paul’s prayers, but rather eight sermons working through rich nuggets from Paul’s prayers. Don’t read this book to finish; read to change. Note helpful verses and quotes and incorporate them into your daily prayer routine. Put down the book and get on your knees. Cry out to God in worship, dependence, and intercession. He will hear you and He will answer.

The prayer of Paul in Philippians 1:9–11 is our prayer for this volume:

“And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.”

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Be Wise (1 Corinthians): Discern the Difference Between Man’s Knowledge and God’s Wisdom

Free Warren Wiersbe Commentary - 1 CorinthiansThe early church in Corinth was falling apart. Sin was rampant, divisions were growing, and the congregation was living no differently than the world around them. What had corrupted this once vibrant church? The apostle Paul immediately understood the symptoms: The people had traded God’s perfect wisdom for faulty human knowledge.

Part of Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe’s best-selling “BE” commentary series, Be Wise has now been updated with study questions and a new introduction by Ken Baugh. A respected pastor and Bible teacher, Dr. Wiersbe shares a wealth of insights on living wisely.

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Paul CopanFree until March 17, 2018.

That’s Just Your Interpretation: Responding to Skeptics Who Challenge Your Faith Kindle Edition
by Paul Copan (Author)

In our relativistic society, Christians more than ever are bombarded by tough questions about their faith. Author Paul Copan has observed that many of these questions emerge as “anti-truth claims” that are part of today’s skeptical mind-set.

Christians defending their faith often hear slogans and questions such as:
Ž It’s all relative
Ž Everything is one with the Divine; all else is illusion
Ž The Gospels contradict each other
Ž Why would a good God create hell?

This book provides incisive answers to slogans related to truth and reality; theism, pantheism/Eastern religion, and naturalism; and doctrinal issues such as the incarnation and truth of Scripture. Each of the twenty-two chapters provides succinct answers and summary points for countering the arguments.

Copan’s book is accessible for all Christians who want to defend the plausibility of Christianity in the marketplace of ideas. It also includes helpful summary sections, additional resources, and additional documentation in the endnotes for review and discussion.

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Also free for a limited time: Calvin on the Christian Life by Michael Horton

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Hard-Earned Conviction

John Calvin, a man adored by some and maligned by others, stands as a legendary figure in Christian history.

In Calvin on the Christian Life: Glorifying and Enjoying God Forever, author Michael Horton writes that Calvin “arrived at his convictions not out of ivory-tower speculation or monastic contemplation, but out of constant crises, tests, disappointing setbacks, and personal suffering.”

Deepen your understanding of Calvin’s theology and ministry, and explore the heart of his spiritual life: a confident trust and unwavering joy in the sovereign grace of God.

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Calvin Prayer CoverRelated Book: The Chief Exercise of Faith: John Calvin on Prayer

“There’s nothing else like Calvin’s treatment of prayer… Calvin is both theological and practical, and as usual, he is very comprehensive. This is a rarity—deep theology with a spiritually elevated tone and savor that makes the reader want to pray.” —Timothy Keller

A History of Western Philosophy and Theology John FrameReformed Theological Seminary has released free audio on iTunesU of John Frame’s course Legacy: History of Philosophy and Christian Thought.

This course covers the same material as his book A History of Western Philosophy and Theology which is available on Amazon (Hardcover and Kindle) as well as the Westminster Theological Seminary Bookstore. Read a description of the book:

A History of Western Philosophy and Theology is the fruit of John Frame’s forty- five years of teaching philosophical subjects. No other survey of the history of Western thought offers the same invigorating blend of expositional clarity, critical insight, and biblical wisdom. The supplemental study questions, bibliographies, links to audio lectures, quotes from influential thinkers, twenty appendices, and indexed glossary make this an excellent main textbook choice for seminary- and college-level courses and for personal study.

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Word Biblical Commentary SeriesZondervan is offering Kindle deals on the Word Biblical Commentary series until March 4, 2018. Most titles are $8.99 for Kindle. Browse titles here.

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