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New From Carine MacKenzie: The Promise: How God Told the World about Jesus

The Promise by Carine MackenzieAt the beginning of time a promise was made by God. He promised to save from sin by sending his Son, the Saviour. One after the other people heard the message and told the world about God’s plan to send a Saviour, God’s Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.

The promise that was made in the Garden of Eden came true in the Garden tomb, when the Saviour who was sacrificed, crushed death and came back to life.

All through history God had told the world that this would happen – and it did!

The promise was kept.

About Carine Mackenzie:
Carine MacKenzie’s talent for retelling Bible stories has meant that children from all over the world have been given the opportunity to discover Jesus Christ for themselves. Carine’s 150th book 365 Great Bible Stories was released in July 2011. She has sales of several million books and lives in Inverness, Scotland.

For a full list of books by Carine Mackenzie, visit ChristianFocus.com.

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The Promise: How God Told the World about Jesus  is available at any good Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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New Release – A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Jesus Christ by Mark Jones

A Christian's Pocket Guide to Jesus Christ by Mark JonesFor many of us, the whole concept of Christology is as mystifying as a foreign language, yet Christians down the ages have fought to defend the person and work of Christ – seeing him and what he did quite rightly as a vital element of how we are saved. If we are to understand this subject we need to know the person of Christ; not just what he did (his work) but who he is (his person). Through this book we get to know the Son of God who indeed is God and not just some sort of superman! He is the one who came from above and became fully human having a human body and soul. Being God enabled him to pay the debt owed for sin and being man enabled him to stand on man’s behalf for their sin. In straightforward and simple layman terms this book will explain the interconnectivity of the work and person of Jesus Christ and dispel any misconceptions you may have.

Mark JonesAbout the Author:
Mark Jones is the Minister of Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church (PCA), Vancouver, Canada. He is married to Barbara and they have four children.

Praise for A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Jesus Christ:

“Mark Jones has served us well by writing this short introduction to the doctrine of Christ. His book is biblical, clear, and rooted in historic Reformed theology.”
Joel R Beeke ~ President and Professor of Systematic Theology and Homiletics, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan

“Who is Jesus Christ? Our answer to that question will determine our eternity. What we believe about Jesus is essential to our belief in Jesus. In this book, Dr. Mark Jones helps to answer hard questions about the person and work of Jesus Christ in a simple and clear manner. This book is an excellent tool for evangelism and discipleship, and it is a much-needed resource for new believers, laypeople, and pastors alike.”
Burk Parsons ~ Associate Pastor of Saint Andrew’s Chapel, Sanford, Florida, Editor of Tabletalk magazine.

Where to Buy:
 A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Jesus Christ is available at any good  Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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New Release — The Kingdom of Heaven (TnT Junction series) by Roger Fawcett

If your youth group is in the 14-18 age bracket, they are at a junction – a vital point in their lives where they need help to study the Bible in a way that is challenging and mind stretching.

With the TnT Junction group studies material you can be confident that you have lessons that are trustworthy, comprehensible and biblical. Each lesson plan, in addition to a lesson aim, contains study notes to enable the leader to understand the Bible passage. There is also a slot to encourage the young people to share experiences and learn from each other. Along with suggestions for prayer, praise and how to focus attention on the studies, there are optional reproducible worksheets to help the young people engage with the passage.

Additional advice and tips are also provided to youth leaders to help make leading a youth Bible study memorable and effective.

Book 5 in the Junction series is, The Kingdom of Heaven: Six Youth Group Studies from Matthew. By going through the Gospel of Matthew in this study, your youth group will be introduced to Jesus, God’s promised King. They will discover what the Kingdom of God will be like and how we are to prepare for the reality of its coming.

For more information and to view a sample lesson, visit the product detail page at ChristianFocus.com.

You can order this book from any of the following online retailers: TnT Ministries, 10ofThose.com, Christianbook.com, Amazon.com, or BarnesandNoble.com.

About the Author:
Roger Fawcett has been involved in full-time youth ministry for seventeen years. Before that he was a teacher. He is currently a youth minister in Cheshire. His hobbies include outdoor pursuits, music and playing board games. One of his greatest pleasures is inflicting these hobbies on his wonderful, but long-suffering family. His desire is to see the Bible taught well to young people so that God can help them become life-long disciples.

About TnT Ministries:
TnT Ministries desires to encourage and equip Christians to teach the Bible faithfully, effectively and imaginatively to children and young people. They have been providing excellent and dynamic teaching materials, which are geared for the whole wide age range from 2-14+ since 1993. Learn more about TnT Ministries at their website: www.tntministries.org.uk.

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New Release — His Blood Works: The Meaning of the Word “Blood” in Scripture by Alan Stibbs

Did you know that the blood of Christ is mentioned more times in the New Testament than the cross or even the death of Christ? But what is the significance of this fact? What does it tell us about the sacrifice of Christ and how does this emphasis on his blood help us in understanding the finished work of Christ on the cross? Alan Stibbs dispels any misconceptions that people may have about Jesus’ blood and its work by examining the Old and New Testaments. The author gives us the Biblical understanding of the meaning of the blood which equates to the purposeful and effective laying down of life. We will find that indeed His Blood Works!

First published in 1962, Alan Stibbs’ essay on “the blood” has become a classic. In a day when the substitutionary atonement of Christ is attacked on all sides, Stibbs’ lucid exposition of the Bible’s teaching on Christ’s blood is more needed than ever.

For more information about the book, and to read Michael Ovey’s forward, visit the books product detail page at ChristianFocus.com. You can pick up a copy of this book at any of the following online retailers: ChristianBook.com, Westminster Bookstore, Cumberland Valley Books, Monergism Books, 10ofthose.com, BarnesandNoble.com and Amazon.com.

About the Author:
Alan Stibb’s (1901-1971) preaching and teaching led him to the staff of Oak Hill Theological College in London, where he served as vice principal. He became known as a Bible expositor and preacher in demand for evangelical conferences and conventions. He was also an author, and editor of several books including The New Bible Commentary.

Praise for His Blood Works:

“Here is a biblical and reasoned defense of the teaching on the blood of Christ…. You will want to read this little booklet and refresh your spirit by drinking from this rich supply of living water. It is a miniature treasure.”

Liam Goligher ~ Senior Pastor, Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“On the one hand, Stibbs’ essay is a theological jewel, with its close and lucid reading of biblical material. On the other hand, it is a pastoral masterpiece, because the reader loves Christ more at the end of it. I think that would greatly please Alan Stibbs, and it is why this ‘old’ essay is so worth reading.”

Michael Ovey ~ Principal, Oak Hill Theological College, London

“Solid gold! Alan Stibbs’ brilliant study on ‘the meaning of the word blood in Scripture’ is one of those classics that has directly or indirectly influenced generations of Bible readers…. You will deepen your appreciation of God’s grace and your salvation, both focused in the sacrificial death of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

John Woodhouse ~ Principal of Moore College, Australia

“The Meaning of the Word “Blood” in Scripture’ was and is a very necessary corrective after Westcott had deceived the whole world.”

Dick Lucas ~ Formerly Rector of St Helens Bishopsgate, London

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Notable and Quotable: Michael LeFebvre

In Christian worship, God is the audience of our singing. Many congregations today see themselves as that hundred-person choir singing to God. They imagine that they stand as a mass of worshipers, singing their songs of faith to him. That is the expectation behind modern hymns and praise songs. Modern hymns do not say, for example, ‘What a friend I, Joseph Scriven, have in Jesus.’ Hymnwriters compose songs for the congregation to sing as their song to God, with the song’s original author and his experience disappearing from view.

This is where the Psalms are radically different…. Jesus sings his own songs in his own words (composed prophetically for him). They are his praises of the Father which he calls us, as his subjects, to join him in singing. Rather than disappearing from view, we are supposed to sing in conscious identification with Jesus as our Psalm leader, and with his experience of the cross and resurrection before us.

Singing the Songs of JesusExcerpted from Singing the Songs of Jesus: Revisiting the Psalms by Michael LeFebvre, pg. 54, (Christian Focus, 2010).

Learn more about Michael LeFebvre by reading his author profile, here at Christian Focus Booknotes.

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