New Songs from Starfield
Starfield is back with some great new songs for your worship services. This week’s free sheet music includes 2 new songs from them including “Remain” (written by Ben Cantelon) and “I Will Go“. Make sure to download the Free MP3 of “Remain” too.
Archive for March, 2008
Version 2.0 of the MacArthur LifeWorks Library just came out, and it has some updates that make it well worth the cost. For those who don’t have a Libronix base package, the NASB comes included with this and will be useful for you as well. These packages are by far the best deal in Bible software:
(edit: yes, all of the books listed are unlocked)
1) John MacArthur LifeWorks Library 2.0 (Libronix)
Print Value: $1,200.00
CD-ROM List Price: $89.99
OUR PRICE: $49.95
King James Version
New King James Version
New American Standard Bible 1995 Edition
MacArthur Study Bible: Revised
MacArthur NT Commentary: 1 Timothy
MacArthur NT Commentary: 2 Timothy
MacArthur NT Commentary: Titus
BOOKS BY JOHN MACARTHUR
Hard to Believe
How to Survive in a World of Unbelievers
Safe in the Arms of God
Saved Without a Doubt
Strength for Today
Successful Christian Parenting
The Body Dynamic
The Book on Leadership
The Fulfilled Family
The Only Way to Happiness: The Beatitudes
The Master’s Plan for the Church
The Pillars of Christian Character
The Power of Suffering
The Truth War
The Ultimate Priority
The Vanishing Conscience
Truth for Today
Twelve Extraordinary Women
Twelve Ordinary Men
Welcome to the Family
What the Bible Says About Parenting
Why Government Can’t Save You
Although it is not a comprehensive indication, still those measurements from high school are proven to be a good general indication of health. Time to brush up on those push-ups!
Sit And Reach Flexibility
Distance of reaches in inches, by age group (more…)
One of the new deals over at RCS is an excellent price on the James Montgomery Boice commentary set. On the Logos website it sells for $279.95, and the academic price is $209.95. The RCS price is a 75% discount compared to the printed set. Highly recommended!
James Boice Expositional Commentaries on CD-ROM (Libronix)
Print Value: $570.00
CD List Price: $349.00
OUR PRICE: $139.95
This Special Ends March 29th
That Logos/Libronix finally made it onto the Mac for public use! If you’re willing and excited like many of us, then head over to the website to download the Alpha version of the software. You’ll need an existing account in order to import your licenses and install the files.
Q: I am not currently a Libronix user. Can I be a beta tester?
A: While you are free to download Libronix for the Mac, we are not currently providing any temporary unlocks for books. Beta testers will have access only to the books that they currently have unlocked in their license file.
Q: How do I download it?
A: Click the Download the Alpha icon at the top of the page to download the .dmg file. Libronix for the Mac will install like a normal Mac application.
When you think of the biblically teaching on husbands and wives, what immediately comes to mind? To some, it may be the arguments behind the egalitarian/complementarian debate. For others, maybe a specific passage comes to mind. “Live with your wife in an understanding manner” is a popular one. Or perhaps the standard, “Husbands, love your wives.”
What most people forget is that not only is there a command, not only an illustration but also a purpose. Seriously, I hear it being tossed around often that men are to love their wives “as Christ loves the church.” But what I don’t hear being discussed is how this is. Oh, I hear talk about self-sacrifice, about being caring, about being patient – but the text itself is clear about what Paul has in mind.
The text reads:
“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.” (Eph 5:25-27)
Clearly the love husbands are to have for their wives is a sanctifying love. For those considering dating, perhaps one of the first questions to be asked by a woman is how the man is being sanctified himself. One of the questions that a man should ask himself is whether he is willing to bear the responsibility, and often difficulty, of involving himself in the sanctification of another. In a relationship, we must ask ourselves whether the relationship is aiding us in the process of sanctification, and if the activities help us to grow in holiness and love for the Lord. And when married, this is an expectation.
All to often people choose mates based on emotion. Let’s be honest; people seek the good-looking, the easy-going, the fun-loving, the humorous, the skilled, the popular, the fashionable, the accomplished – you name it. Do people look for the godly? Often that isn’t the most exciting, and in fact it at first seems to dull the fun in the lives of others. But marriage is not a game, not entertainment, and not a whim. It is a covenant, a commitment, a vow. It is not to pass the time and make it most exciting on earth, but to prepare us to enjoy heaven all the more.
Oh, I believe that godly relations are filled with the most love, joy, and peace. But I believe they are also filled with much hardship, difficulty, and pain as well. As iron sharpens iron, as silver is purified, as our bodies must be exhausted in order to be built up, so too must godly relationships. I can only hope that many young adults today catch this vision and distinguish themselves by godliness than by anything of the world. After all, our love for another will never exceed our love for the Lord.
Questions of application given by C.J. in his message “Do Not Love the World.”
Do I love the world? Is there something in the world I am presently attracted to or pursuing? And if so, have I informed the appropriate people so that I might receive the accountability and avoid the deceitfulness of sin and the consequences of sin?
Am I being influenced by someone who loves the world? Are ya? If you’re being influenced by someone who loves the world, then you need to repent, you need to loving correct that individual, and you need to relate wisely and cautiously to that individual. You are not serving that individual by participating with them in their sin. You are actually calling into question the genuineness of your own conversion.
What are you passionate about? Often you can discern the presence of worldliness by the absence of affection for the Saviour.
Finally, are you a present-day Demas? “Demas”, Paul writes, “in love with this present world has deserted me.” My God, I pray there not be a single dimus numbered among this congregation.
It occurs to me that life as a young adult can have many things in common with the show Seinfeld. Now, most young adults may be familiar with this show, but if you are a bit younger or perhaps never cared to watch the reruns, then I’ll spare you from having to watch it and give you the punchline: it’s a show about nothing.
The show makes this very clear, as they even parody themselves by pitching a show based on their lives to NBC. In other words, in Seinfeld, they write the script for a show based on their lives in which ultimately nothing happens. I didn’t realize until that episode that such is truly the nature of entertainment, and perhaps potentially of some of our lives. Let me reach a bit here: No matter how many NBA seasons pass, nothing ultimately of significance has changed. No matter how many video games you conquer, ultimately nothing of significance is accomplished. Oh, it sure seems like something, but really, it is about nothing. Now, you may argue that your level 70 WOW character, your recollection of Kobe stats, or your vast and intimate knowledge of the redemptive themes of movies may in fact improve your life, but i would not. Instead, I believe that such things obscure the purpose for which we are upon this earth, and that our progress, or growth, or whatever you want to call it, must be related in some way to our purpose for being here.
Now, back to the show. (more…)