We’ve been hard at work, laying the foundation to take our teaching assets and move them into the digital age. Last year about this time, we improved the delivery of our audio messages by starting the Kernels of Wheat and Grains from Gutteridge podcasts.
But what about all the Bible-teaching articles over at FinestOfTheWheat.org? Well, starting with our most popular book, The Rejected Blessing, we’re beginning to reach out to e-book readers. TRB, as we call it around here, is now available for purchase for $2.99 for Amazon.com Kindle readers, as well as Barnes & Noble Nook readers.
As always, TRB is also available for free at FinestOfTheWheat.org. Because of licensing stipulations, the online version lacks the photos of the book editions; but other than those, and the omission of [click to continue…]
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Show Notes by Jim Kerwin for Kernels of Wheat Podcast
Episode 022 – We Lend a Hand with LendAHand in Costa Rica, Including an Interview with Bobby Hoyle
Pastors and LendAHand team members gathered at the Monte Getsemaní retreat center in Costa Rica. The three people at the extreme right of the group are (left to right) Kathryn Hoyle, Bobby Hoyle, and Pastor Jorge Fernández.
Late on Friday, August 3, I returned from another teaching trip, this time to Costa Rica. In this podcast, I share for about fifteen minutes on my small part in teaching a group of pastors associated with Iglesia Centro Misionero in Los Guido, San José, Costa Rica. I cover some of the highlights of the trip, but I encourage you to read these three related blog posts also:
What you may find even more interesting is this episode’s interview with [click to continue…]
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Show Notes for Grains from Gutteridge Podcast
Episode #12: Jesus, Our Great High Priest and Intercessor
Gustav Doré’s illustration of Jesus at prayer in the garden.
In this message, Pastor Percy Gutteridge will clearly explain just what intercession is, keying this study off the description of Messiah in Isaiah 52:13–52:12. Jesus is shown as the Great High Priest, ever interceding on behalf of a rebel world and a largely indifferent Church, pleading and praying, having taken upon Himself the Earth’s sins and sufferings.
The Lord Jesus is seeking for Christians who will stand with Him to hold back inevitable judgment that otherwise must fall upon the much-favored and greatly-fallen West. Are you willing to [click to continue…]
Listen, Obey, and Blessings Follow
Wednesday, 1 August 2012
Naomi (left), Pastora Cristina (center), Pastor Oscar (right)
If you read yesterday’s entry, right down through the postscript, then you’ll know I mentioned a Bible the Lord had impressed me to give to someone. That act of obedience is now accomplished, and the full story can be told. (And I didn’t know the full story until after I obeyed and gave it away!)
My family feels a certain amount of frustration with me before Christmas and my birthday, because they don’t know what to give me, and I can never think of anything to put on a “wish list.” I pretty much have everything I need, and there’s not a lot I want. I have prayed over the years that Hebrews 13:5 would be true in me, and the Lord seems to have answered that prayer. (In that verse, did you ever notice at the end the satisfying why behind the exhortations at the beginning? Yes, I’m [click to continue…]
¡Feliz cumpleaños a mí!
Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Map of Costa Rica (courtesy of Google.com)
Had another good day today, but it would have been better if I could have Skyped you again. Oh, well, I can’t have everything. No sense being greedy, as I’ve had quite a bit on this my 44th spiritual birthday.
We had an outstanding time of ministry this evening. Pastor Virgilio Zamora-Fernández, his wife Kattia, their two small kids, and several people from their church, along with Luis Diego Segura-Alvarado (the young English teacher who was “supposed” to be my translator on Sunday), picked me up and off we went Sarchí, 90 minutes away. In addition to the fact that the pickup time had been moved from 15:00 to 17:15, we were 20 minutes late in leaving because they were waiting for me at the front desk. The clerks claim to have called me in my room. They may have called somebody, but it wasn’t my room, since I was sitting four feet from the from the room phone. The second call (my first) sent me running [click to continue…]
Breathe on Me, Breath of God!
King David, as depicted in stained glass
Even though I’m writing this as I sit here in Costa Rica, I wanted to point out that over at our FinestOfTheWheat.org site, there’s a “new” poem/hymn this month. (We make it a habit to present a new hymn on the first of each month in our Powerful Poetry section over there.)
Drawing from John 20:22 and Ezekiel 37:5-6, lyricist Edwin Hatch offers up a poignant prayer for the infilling of the Holy Spirit. See the full text on its own page at Breathe on Me, Breath of God.
Since yesterday was my 44th spiritual birthday, I feel duty-bound to offer a “bonus” poem, namely, Charles Wesley’s wonderful Hymn to Be Sung on the Anniversary of One’s Conversion. It’s a long title, but a wonderful poem — and it contains a hymn you already know, if you keep reading…