The Simple Gospel – Including Other Essays Exalting Jesus Christ’s Person and Work: the Gospel Truth of Jesus Christ According to ScriptureThe Gospel of Jesus Christ is Simple; But It’s Not Simplistic! “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me” John 5:39 Although The Simple Gospel is a compilation of articles and essays written by Jon Cardwell while serving as a missionary-pastor in remote bush Alaska (2002-2008), the hope behind this little book is to exhort earnest Bible reading, study and meditations among Christians in these dark times; and further, to encourage an eye upon the scriptures from a perspective that is gospel honoring, Christ exalting, and God glorifying. Jon has often said from the pulpit, “The gospel of Jesus Christ is simple; but it’s not simplistic.” In other words… The gospel is easy enough for a child to understand; nevertheless, the propositions of the gospel are eternal truths and, therefore, infinitely glorious. As fallen men, even those redeemed by God’s grace in Jesus Christ, have a propensity toward sin and a tendency toward good works accomplished in the flesh, the only remedy for today’s Christian is to stay rooted and grounded in gospel faith, drawing nearer to God in the revelation of Jesus Christ from the scriptures. The entire Bible is about the Person and work of Jesus Christ: who He is and what He has done, is doing, and will do, unto God’s great glory. This treatise is something of a sequel to the bestseller, Christ and Him Crucified. WHAT YOU’LL FIND INSIDE: It begins with “The Simple Gospel,” explaining the Incarnation, Crucifixion, Resurrection, Ascension, and Restitution in Christ’s return. Next is an exposition of Romans 3:21-27 in a chapter titled, “Propitiation through Faith.” The third chapter, “The Sign of Jonah,” may be a little edgy for some as it explains a Wednesday crucifixion from scriptural proofs. “The Shroud of Turin” is the fourth chapter, an article that expresses, from the scriptures, why the Turin shroud could not be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ. The fifth chapter, “The Chief End of Man,” may step on a few toes as it not only provides a brief lesson in Biblical hermeneutics while presenting man’s true and Biblical purpose, but it also presents the “felt needs” approach to church growth as unbiblical and logically unsound. ”The Trouble with Traditions of Men” refutes some modern “Christian traditions” while presenting the importance of clinging to the truth of Christ crucified from the scriptures. Next, “The Mystery of God,” presents the gospel of Jesus Christ through some oft overlooked prophetic scriptures in Genesis. “You Must Be Born Again,” springing from Christ’s comment to Nicodemus in John 3:3, presents the reality of regeneration in the soul saved by grace through faith. Finally, the book is capped off with “A Glimpse of Eternity.” Artistic paintings and photographs have also been included in this work to aid you in understanding some of the points presented. Grab Your Copy Today! Read more
The Book of Psalms is known as the Bible’s songbook or the Hebrew hymnal. Jesus knew all 150 psalms intimately because they spoke of Him, as all the Scriptures speak of Him. Jesus said, “You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me” (John 5:39). Jon J. Cardwell has been writing daily devotional thoughts for years, first for his own understanding and blessing, and later, offering them to the congregations he served as pastor. If you have not yet cultivated a daily devotional life, this book is a simple way to get started. If you already spend time in prayerful meditation upon the Scriptures, these 30 devotional thoughts from select psalms will be a blessing to you in exalting the Lord Jesus Christ from the psalms. They will bring you a new level of intimacy with Christ, and help you unleash a new passion for who Christ is in your life because of what He has done. Grab your copy today!
Lord, Teach Us to Pray: How to Pray Powerfully and Effectively Through an Understanding of Christ’s Model Prayer to His DisciplesIF YOU’RE SERIOUS ABOUT PRAYER AND COMMUNING WITH GOD, YOU’LL WANT THIS BOOK! "And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples." ~Luke 11:1 How Can the Christian Pray Powerfully and Effectively? When Christ’s disciples finally ask Him how to pray… He gives them the same model of prayer that they heard in the Sermon on the Mount and in every town and village where the Lord preached. This model prayer, commonly called the Lord’s prayer, should actually be called the disciples’ prayer. This is how Jesus said that we should pray; not by reciting this prayer in vain repetition, but by communing and communicating with God according to the heavenly truths the Lord Jesus reveals in Scripture. LORD, TEACH US TO PRAY is not an exhaustive treatise on prayer, but it does present a solid foundation for any Christian desiring a more powerful and effective prayer life. SOME OF WHAT YOU’LL DISCOVER IN THIS BOOK: DO NOT BE ANXIOUS Expresses the sin of worry and anxiety through the scripture, and the cure for that anxiety is prayer, trusting in a sovereign God. TEACH US TO PRAY The request of the disciples and the Lord’s response. OUR HEAVENLY FATHER Understanding to Whom we pray and with whom we have a relationship. GOD’S HOLY NAME Approaching a holy God with reverent fear and trembling. GOD’S HEAVENLY KINGDOM Learning submission and surrender to the advancement of God’s kingdom upon earth through the gospel of Jesus Christ. GOD’S HEAVENLY WILL Learning submission and surrender to God’s plans and purposes according to His holy will and good pleasure. AND MUCH, MUCH MORE… Containing 16 chapters (and a Preface) in all, and covering the Lord’s teaching on prayer from Luke 11. If you desire to secure POWER from high through a more blessed prayer life, then LORD, TEACH US TO PRAY is for YOU! GET YOUR COPY TODAY!