Continuing

Posted by Jerry White on Jan 29, 2014

A Disciple’s Notebook will continue with postings once a week.

My intention is to post by Monday mornings.

Occasionally I may slip in an extra one on Thursday.

More than 550 postings are archived under the categories listed.

I am thankful for the many who expressed what A Disciple’s Notebook means to them.

My every intention was to transition this blog site to a conclusion, but because of many who wrote with heart-felt honesty and suggestions, I knew I needed to reconsider and pray about what the Lord was saying through His people.

I sense the Lord has directed to what He wants, and I look forward to continuing.

I trust our incomparable Lord to continue using this simple means of sharing about Him to enrich, guide, instruct , and encourage each of us in simple and pure devotion to our Lord Jesus Christ.

JRW

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I worship You, Almighty God

There is none like You

I worship You, O Prince of Peace

That is what I want to do

I give You praise

For You are my righteousness

I worship You, Almighty God

There is none like You

There is none like You

There is none like You

Don Moen




Posted in Personal

Reconsidering

Posted by Jerry White on Jan 25, 2014

I am thankful for those of you who contacted me by various means to express what A Disciple’s Notebook has meant to you.  Different ones have requested that A Disciple’s Notebook continue and that the postings be preserved in some form, perhaps even published.

When I began this site, the Christian brother who built the site asked me if I wanted to track how many hits it received and where the hits originated. Immediately I thought about king David taking a census (2 Samuel 24). That was a bad mistake in judgment. My clear impression was that knowing this information could be a source of pride or discouragement. I chose not to receive this information. I desired to post only because I sensed it to be the Lord’s will. If the Lord wanted to encourage me, then He would prompt someone to write me. Through the years He did as if to say, “I am using it as I will. Keep on.”

The accumulation of correspondence since my posting Transition and Conclusion has caused me to reconsider what I should do. My wife and I, along with some others, are praying about what the Lord would have me do.  He will make the path clear.

I realize now that I needed a break after posting twice a week these several years.

I appreciate your encouragement to reconsider keeping the site up,  and also making the articles available in some form for future use. I have heard your hearts and pray to understand if this is the Lord speaking and guiding me through what you have said.

If you pray about A Disciple’s Notebook, thank you. Hopefully, we will soon know the direction we should go.

JRW




Posted in Personal

Transition And Conclusion

Posted by Jerry White on Jan 6, 2014

I began A Disciple’s Notebook in 2008. Since then I have posted two articles per week, with few exceptions, and now over five hundred articles on various subjects can be found under the headings listed on the right side of this page. I wrote some of the postings, but most came from authors of different centuries who wrote effectively on truths applied for Christian living. These postings came from what I copied in my personal notebook or marked in books as I read through past decades for my own benefit.

The time has come for me to simplify my life so I can focus on fewer opportunities both  personally and in ministry. This blog site therefore enters a transition period. No longer will there be twice a week postings. With numerous postings available, a reader can locate an article under a desired heading for his or her encouragement. After a period of time passes A Disciple’s Notebook will be removed from the internet.

I began this blog site only because the Lord seemed to impress me to do so. Never had I desired or dreamed of doing such a thing. I did not know how to begin nor what to do. I repeatedly called on the Lord, and step by step He provided who I needed and what I needed at the right time. Email responses from various places in the world have encouraged me that some believers found the postings helpful. I am grateful and fully recognize the Lord uses what He wills the way He pleases for His own glory. All is for Him.

Simple and pure devotion to Jesus Christ needs to be pursued diligently by believers in this age of many distractions. The Lord Jesus must be preeminent in one’s life if He is to be known intimately and glorified. No greater blessing exists than to know Him, love Him, please Him, become like Him, and proclaim Him. May the Lord Jesus Christ be blessed by your life.

In the incomparable Lord

JRW





Posted in Personal

Christ’s Blood In Heaven

Posted by Jerry White on Jan 2, 2014

He entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption.

For Christ has entered, not into holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true things, but into heaven itself. now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf.

Hebrews 9:12, 24 (ESV)

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“There is blood in heaven, the blood of the Incarnate God. And because it pleads and prays, argues and intercedes,

the voice of every sin is hushed,

every accusation of Satan is met,

every daily transgression is forgiven,

every temptation of the adversary is repelled,

every evil is averted,

every want is supplied,

and both the present sanctification and the final glorification of the saints are secured.

‘Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us’ (Romans 8:33-34).

Octavius Winslow (1808-1878)

Evening Thoughts, 698

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“There is no ground for condemnation since Christ has suffered the penalty; there is no law to condemn us since we are not under law but under grace; there is no tribunal for judgment since ours is not a Throne of Grace, not a judgment; and above all, there is no Judge to sentence us since God Himself, the only Judge, is our Justifier.”

Marcus Rainsford, Sr.

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