Book Is Ready

Posted by Jerry White on Nov 15, 2014

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A book of selected readings from A Disciple’s Notebook is ready for purchase.

Because of strong encouragement from readers of this site, my wife and I have put together a book of 104 postings.

A Disciple’s Notebook (the book) sells for $14.00 each, plus shipping and handling cost. Mailing cost for Media mail (6 -10 days) is as follows:
1 book – $3.95
2-9 books – add $1.00 for each additional book.
10-14 books will be weighed at the post office and mailed the most cost effective way, and the cost will be added to the enclosed invoice.
15 or more books is with free shipping and handling.

If First Class or Priority mail (2-3 days) is desired, please specify this when you order.

You may order by email: adisciplesnotebook@gmail.com

Please include your:
Name
Mailing address
Phone number
Email address
How many books

Books will be mailed as promptly as possible.




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Only Trust

Posted by Jerry White on Nov 10, 2014

“ ‘Only trust,’ is Jesus’ word. ‘This is all I ask of thee, the utmost thing I require at thy hand. I demand no costly sacrifice, no wearisome pilgrimage, no personal worthiness, no strength, wisdom, or endeavors of your own. Only trust me. Only believe that I wait to answer prayer, that I am gracious, that I have all power at my command, that I have your interest at heart, there is no good thing I am willing to withhold, that I, and I alone, can guide your present steps, can unravel the web of your difficulties, guide your perplexities, extricate you form the snares that have woven their net-work around your feet, and bring you through fire and through water into a wealthy place. Only trust me!’ ”
Octavius Winslow
Morning Thoughts, 539
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Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”
Matthew 14:31 (ESV)

And Jesus answered, “O faithless and twisted generation, how long am I to bear with you?”
Matthew 17:17 (ESV)

But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.”
Mark 5:36 (ESV)
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Faith is a conscious, deliberate act of mind and heart to trust the Lord Jesus. It comes from an inward attitude of helpless dependence, coupled with full confidence in His steadfast love and faithfulness towards you.




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Spiritual Fruitfulness

Posted by Jerry White on Nov 2, 2014

“A successful outcome of sitting at the feet of Jesus and listening to His Word depends on the amount of time we are ready to spend in Bible-meditation.
The Scriptures deliver a clear message that only those who wait on the Lord will be able to claim the blessings of entering the presence of the Lord.

Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners,
Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
And in His law he mediates day and night.
He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper
.’ (Psalm 1:1-3, NKJV)

Here we find the great blessings of practicing Bible-meditation. Notice though that the condition is to meditate day and night in God’s Word. A superficial or casual reading of the Word of God cannot produce the spiritual fruitfulness it seeks about in the psalm. The one who meditates this way will grow his roots deep down into the plenteous supply of the river, and he will be able to produce fruit in the season and his leaf will never wither, and most of all: he will prosper in whatever he does.”
Johannes Facius
Sitting at the feet of JESUS, 51-52
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Jesus said, If you abide in me, and my words abide in you,… (John 15:7) Paul wrote, Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly,…(Colossians 3:16). Peter wrote, “Like new born infants, long for the pure spiritual milk… (1 Peter 2:2). James wrote, receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls (James 1:21). So clear, so simple, and so life-giving.





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