CrossReads Short Takes: In Due Season & Becoming a Christian and Living a Blessed Life 12/23/2020

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In Due Season

A Story of Colonial Williamsburg

by Sandi Rebert

In Due Season

Born in a London workhouse, John has suffered years of physical and verbal abuse. Finally managing to escape, he stows away on a ship bound for the colonies, only to be discovered while out at sea. After another failed attempt at freedom, he is sold as an indentured servant to the bootmaker in Williamsburg, Virginia. His new-found faith in Christ is tested daily by his master’s arrogant son. Then Elizabeth walks into his life… (A Christian Historical Romance Novel)

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Becoming a Christian and Living a Blessed Life

by James Thomas Lee Jr

Becoming a Christian and Living a Blessed Life

This text has been written as a way for this author to cope with the stay-at-home orders that have been put into place for the currently ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But that does not take away from the topics that have been discussed. It has actually given this author the opportunity to write one more book about the two things that are most important in this existence. The first is becoming a Christian or getting saved. The second is living the life that the Lord wants the saved individual to live. It is believed that sharing the gospel with others and encouraging them to get saved, too, is the most important thing that any saint of God can do. Therefore, the first six chapters of this text talk about how the Old Testament saints had probably gotten saved. Jesus had not yet been incarnated. He had not yet died on the cross to pay the sin debt for the people of this world. So it is very fascinating to try to understand what they had understood and then to see how they had used that information.

The second part of this text tackles the second most important thing in this life. It deals with how an individual, once saved by Christ and indwelled by the Holy Spirit, can live a blessed life. Everyone wants to be happy. Everyone wants to enjoy good things. Everyone wants to feel important. So the second part of this text will attempt to show how all of those things can be done. It will discuss specific things that a person can do to live a blessed life. Those things will be called behaviors. Then it will discuss certain ways that a person should feel to live a blessed life. Those ways will be called attitudes. It will bundle all of those behaviors and attitudes together in a wrapper of praise and worship and then end by identifying some of the benefits that one can enjoy by being saved and by living a blessed life.

Every book that I have ever written, including this one, has always been written with the goals of honoring the Lord and of sharing Bible truth with others. It is hoped that the discussions that follow will be a blessing to the reader and maybe even an eye-opening occasion. It seems that many and maybe even most of the people of this world are so consumed by the events of this world that they have been blinded to those things that are most important. Having a lot of money is not the most important thing in life. Having a great education is not the most important thing in life. Having a lot of power and prestige are not the most important things in life. Having a wealthy lifestyle is not the most important thing in this life. Even being healthy is not the most important thing in this life. But many people seem to be drawn to those very things as if they will somehow make a difference in eternity. They will not. The only thing that will make a genuine positive difference in eternity is a genuine positive relationship with Jesus. He is the Christ. He is the one who can save a person and give that person a life that it worth living. None of this world’s trinkets even come close to doing anything like that. So the hope is that the readers of this text will be encouraged to come to Jesus to be saved or to live for Him if they are already saved or to keep on keeping on if they are already in the battle. To God be the glory for what He has done and continues to do.

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