Join the #TeachtheTruth Party: 12/13

The Moms of Master Books are reviewing A is for Adam by Ken and Mally Ham. They are joining Master Books in giving 5 copies away at the #TeachtheTruth Twitter party:

Book Review Team of Master BooksTuesday, December 13
2pm CT
Use #TeachtheTruth and follow @MasterBooks4u & @Mamahall to join the party.

Busy? This party will be a quick 30 minutes.
To celebrate the birthday of Jesus, we are giving 5 copies to party goers who answer our questions correctly. Study these reviews to get the answers:

Educating Layton

Finding Joy

The Johns Family

To Not Decide is to Decide

Hall of Fame Moms


Mom”s Mustard Seeds (vlog)

Devotion Mama

Teaching Jenny

Each of the 5 winners will be awarded a copy of A is for Adam

AND in honor of Jesus’ birthday the winners will get to choose another New Leaf Publishing (NLPG) title to gift to Maple Street Book Shop of New Orleans. This bookseller is expanding locations as part of the recovery from Hurricane Katrina. We will send books that will help the community #TeachtheTruth about God, His Son Jesus, the Bible, and more.

Join us for the party!  If you can’t be with us on the 13th, Answers in Genesis is offering 25% off “A is for Adam” through 12/16 when you use the coupon code: “A4ADM“. {Code is valid from start of party through 12/16.} Buy your copy here: A is for Adam from AiG Store.


Win the Big Book of History!

Great News!!! Book Review Team of Master BooksThe Homeschool Channel is joining the Moms of Master Books for an afternoon #TeachtheTruth  Twitter Party featuring the oh so popular Big Book of History.

Win one of 10 Copies of the Big Book of History (panels only)

BONUS!!! All attendees get a 20% Coupon off the Big Book of History

So – Join the party!  — You know you’ll be in a festive mood after Thanksgiving! :)

Tuesday, 11/29 at 3pm CST

Follow @masterbooks4u & @homeschoolchann and use the #TeachtheTruth hashtag.

Spurgeon’s Morning & Evening Devotion: October 10

October 10 — Morning

{Daily Reading: Matthew 23:1–24:51}
{Quick Study: Mark 1:1–3:35}

Faultless before the presence of his glory. {Jude 1:24}

Mornings & Evenings with Spurgeon edited by Larry & Marion PierceTurn over in your mind that wondrous word, faultless! We are far off from it now; but since our Lord never stops short of perfection in his work of love, we shall reach it one day. The Saviour who will keep his people to the end, will also present them at last to himself as “a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing, but holy and without blemish.” All the jewels in the Saviour’s crown are of the first water and without a single flaw. All the maids of honour who attend the Lamb’s wife are pure virgins without spot or stain. But how will Jesus make us faultless? He will wash us from our sins in his own blood until we are white and fair as God’s purest angel; and we shall be clothed in his righteousness, that righteousness which makes the saint who wears it positively faultless; yes, perfect in the sight of God. We shall be unblameable and unreproveable even in his eyes. His law will not only have no charge against us, but it will be magnified in us. Moreover, the work of the Holy Spirit within us will be altogether complete. He will make us so perfectly holy, that we shall have no lingering tendency to sin. Judgment, memory, will — every power and passion shall be emancipated from the thraldom of evil. We shall be holy even as God is holy, and in his presence we shall dwell for ever. Saints will not be out of place in heaven, their beauty will be as great as that of the place prepared for them. Oh, the rapture of that hour when the everlasting doors shall be lifted up, and we, being made fit for the inheritance, shall dwell with the saints in light. Sin gone, Satan shut out, temptation past for ever, and ourselves “faultless” before God — this will be heaven indeed! Let us be joyful now as we rehearse the song of eternal praise so soon to roll forth in full chorus from all the bloodwashed host; let us copy David’s exultings before the ark as a prelude to our ecstasies before the throne.

taken from Mornings & Evenings with Spurgeon edited by Larry & Marion Pierce compliments of New Leaf Press.

Spurgeon’s Morning & Evening Devotion: October 6

October 6 — Morning

{Daily Reading: Matthew 13:1–14:36}
{Quick Study: Matthew 17:1–20:34}

Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst. {John 4:14}

He who is a believer in Jesus finds enough in his Lord to satisfy him now, and to make him content for evermore. The believer is not the man whose days are weary for lack of comfort, and whose nights are long from absence of heart cheering thought, for he finds in religion such a spring of joy, such a fountain of consolation, that he is content and happy. Put him in a dungeon and he will find good company; place him in a barren wilderness, he will eat the bread of heaven; drive him away from friendship, he will meet the “friend that sticks closer than a brother.” Blast all his gourds, and he will find shadow beneath the Rock of Ages; sap the foundation of his earthly hopes, but his heart will still be fixed, trusting in the Lord. The heart is as insatiable as the grave until Jesus enters it, and then it is a cup full to overflowing. There is such a fulness in Christ that he alone is the believer’s all. The true saint is so completely satisfied with the all-sufficiency of Jesus that he thirsts no more — except it is for deeper draughts of the living fountain. In that sweet manner, believer, you shall thirst; it shall not be a thirst of pain, but of loving desire; you will find it a sweet thing to be panting after a fuller enjoyment of Jesus’ love. One in days of yore said, “I have been sinking my bucket down into the well very often, but now my thirst after Jesus has become so insatiable, that I long to put the well itself to my lips, and drink right on.” Is this the feeling of your heart  now, believer? Do you feel that all your desires are satisfied in Jesus, and that you have no need now, but to know more of him, and to have closer fellowship with him? Then come continually to the fountain, and take from the water of life freely. Jesus will never think you take too much, but will always welcome you, saying, “Drink, yes, drink abundantly, oh beloved.”

October 6 — Evening

He had married an Ethiopian woman. {Numbers 12:1}

Mornings & Evenings with Spurgeon edited by Larry & Marion PierceWhat a strange choice for Moses, but how much more strange the choice of him who is a prophet like Moses, and greater than he was! Our Lord, who is as fair as the lily, has entered into marriage union with one who confesses herself to be black, because the sun has looked upon her. It is the wonder of angels that the love of Jesus should be set upon poor, lost, guilty men. Each believer must, when filled with a sense of Jesus’ love, be also overwhelmed with astonishment that such love should be lavished on an object so utterly unworthy of it. Knowing as we do our secret guiltiness, unfaithfulness, and black-heartedness, we are dissolved in grateful admiration of the matchless freeness and sovereignty of grace. Jesus must have found the cause of his love in his own heart, he could not have found it in us, for it is not there. Even since our conversion we have been black, though grace has made us comely. Holy Rutherford said of himself what we must each subscribe to — “His relationship to me is, that I am sick, and he is the Physician of whom I stand in need. Alas! How often I play fast and loose with Christ! He binds, I loosen; he builds, I tear down; I quarrel with Christ, and he agrees with me twenty times a day!” Most tender and faithful Husband of our souls, pursue your gracious work of conforming us to your image, until you shall present even us poor Ethiopians to yourself, without spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing. Moses met with opposition because of his marriage, and both himself and his spouse were the subjects of an evil eye. Can we wonder if this vain world opposes Jesus and his spouse, and especially when great sinners are converted? For this is always the Pharisee’s ground of objection, “This man receives sinners.” Still the old cause for the quarrel is revived, “Because he had married an Ethiopian woman.”

taken from Mornings & Evenings with Spurgeon edited by Larry & Marion Pierce compliments of New Leaf Press.

Spurgeon’s Morning & Evening Devotion: October 5

October 5 — Morning

{Daily Reading: Matthew 12:1–12:50}
{Quick Study: Matthew 14:1–16:28}

He arose, and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights. {1 Kings 19:8}

All the strength supplied to us by our gracious God is meant for service, not for wantonness or boasting. When the prophet Elijah found the cake baked on the coals, and the cruse of water placed at his head, as he lay under the juniper tree, he was no gentleman to be gratified with dainty fare so that he might stretch himself at his ease; far otherwise, he was commissioned to go forty days and forty nights in the strength of it, journeying towards Horeb, the mount of God. When the Master invited the disciples to “Come and dine” with him, after the feast was concluded he said to Peter, “Feed my sheep”; further adding, “Follow me.” Even thus it is with us; we eat the bread of heaven, so that we may expend our strength in the Master’s service. We come to the passover, and eat the paschal lamb with loins girded, and staff in hand, so as to start off at once when we have satisfied our hunger. Some Christians are for living on Christ, but are not so anxious to live for Christ. Earth should be a preparation for heaven; and heaven is the place where saints feast most and work most. They sit down at the table of our Lord, and they serve him day and night in his temple. They eat heavenly food and render perfect service. Believer, in the strength you daily gain from Christ, labour for him. Some of us have yet to learn much concerning the purpose of our Lord in giving us his grace. We are not to retain the precious grains of truth as the Egyptian mummy held the wheat for ages, without giving it an opportunity to grow: we must sow and water it. Why does the Lord send down the rain upon the thirsty earth, and give the genial sunshine? Is it not so that these may all help the fruits of the earth to yield food for man? Even so, the Lord feeds and refreshes our souls so that we may afterwards use our renewed strength in the promotion of his glory.

October 5 — Evening

He who believes and is baptized shall be saved. {Mark 16:16}

Mornings & Evenings with Spurgeon edited by Larry & Marion PierceMr. MacDonald asked the inhabitants of the island of St. Kilda how a man must be saved. An old man replied, “We shall be saved if we repent, and forsake our sins, and turn to God.” “Yes,” said a middle aged female, “and with a true heart, too.” “Indeed,” rejoined a third, “and with prayer”; and, a fourth added, “It must be the prayer of the heart.” “And we must be diligent, too,” said a fifth, “in keeping the commandments.” Thus, each having contributed his mite, feeling that a very decent creed had been made up, they all looked and listened for the preacher’s approbation, but they had aroused his deepest pity. The carnal mind always maps out for itself a way in which self can work and become great, but the Lord’s way is quite the reverse. Believing and being baptized are no matters of merit to be gloried in — they are so simple that boasting is excluded, and free grace bears the palm branch. It may be that the reader is unsaved — what is the reason? Do you think the way of salvation as laid down in the text to be dubious? How can that be when God has pledged his own word for its certainty? Do you think it is too easy? Why, then, do you not attend to it? Its ease leaves those without excuse who neglect it. To believe is simply to trust, to depend, to rely upon Christ Jesus. To be baptized is to submit to the ordinance which our Lord fulfilled at Jordan, to which the converted ones submitted at Pentecost, to which the jailer yielded obedience the very night of his conversion. The outward sign does not save, but it represents our death, burial, and resurrection with Jesus, and, like the Lord’s Supper, is not to be neglected. Reader, do you believe in Jesus? Then, dear friend, dismiss your fears, you shall be saved. Are you still an unbeliever, then remember there is only one door, and if you will not enter by it you will perish in your sins.

taken from Mornings & Evenings with Spurgeon edited by Larry & Marion Pierce compliments of New Leaf Press.