One-Year Bible, ‘Give-Away’ Week

Just a reminder that this week I’m giving away two copies of the One-Year Bible for Women. If you leave a comment somewhere on this blog before Friday midnight (April 2), you’ll be entered in the drawing.

In yesterday’s blog, I shared how The One-Year Bible almost DIDN’T come into being.  It’s an amazing story.  If you’d like to read about it, click here.

After the One-Year Bible had been out for a while, Tyndale began a new line of One-Year Devotion books.  Over the next few days, I’m going to feature a few devotionals from some of those books . . .

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has appointed me to preach Good News to the poor.  He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the downtrodden will be freed from their oppressors, and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.”  Luke 4:18-19

When Jesus taught in his hometown, he chose to read a passage from Isaiah’s prophecy (see Isaiah 61), demonstrating salvation’s balance between grace and truth.  Since we moms desire to point our children to Christ, it’s good for us to think about the balance ourselves:

1. The truth is that we’re all poor, but the grace is that God has given us his riches.

2. The truth is that on our own we’re all prisoners to sin, but the grace is that there is freedom in Christ.

3. The truth is that left to ourselves we are spiritually blind, but the grace is that God can give us sight.

4. The truth is that we are oppressed, but the grace is that by faith in Jesus’ death for us, we can be released from oppression.

Imagine a poor orphan child discovering that his parents had left a special bank account for all his needs.  Image a child locked up in a room but then being freed by the one person who had the key.  Imagine a child being chased by a bully until the police officer arrested the bully.  We are all that child!

The truth is that we’re very needy, but the grace is that Jesus loved us so much that he provided for our needs when he died on the cross.  God’s salvation makes us very rich.

Father,

Thank you for the best gift in the world – the gift of salvation through Jesus’ blood.  Thank you that when we place our faith in you, you bless us with spiritual riches, freedom, sight, and release from oppression.  Amen.

Taken from One Year Devotions for Moms, copyright 2005.  Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Carol Stream, IL 60188.  All rights reserved.

Tomorrow, I’ll include a devotional from One Year Daily Insights with Zig Ziglar and Dr. Ike Reighard.

Blessings,

Ellen

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22 responses to “One-Year Bible, ‘Give-Away’ Week

  1. the devotional sounds really cool – i’d love to read it 🙂

  2. I would love achance to win the one year bible for women. I read my NIV bible every morning as a start to my day, and this would be a welcome addition.

    Thank you for hosting.

    freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

  3. Thank you for sharing this. One thing I think is wonderful about the One Year Bible is that it encourages us to study God’s word and apply it to our lives day by day.

  4. Hello Ellen,

    Thank you for obeying the Lord and producing this blog. I recently became a Facebook fan of Tyndale and that is how I came to read your blog.

    I appreciate your examples in today’s writing, however I’m inclined to apply the lesson on poverty from a different perspective.

    Nevertheless, thank you for what you’re doing for God’s kingdom.

  5. Jan Peterson

    A one year Bible sounds like an exceptional tool for studying and reading through God’s word…

  6. What an excellent devotion! Nice to get an inside glimpse!

    Would love to win a copy of the 1 Year Bible; been looking at getting one for awhile.

    Thanks for the encouraging post; as well as the entry!

    Excellent giveaway!

  7. Michael Ireland

    My wife would SO love this — especially since her birthday is on April 15. What a beautiful gift it would be for her this year!

  8. marina

    I would so love to win this for my sister. she’s going through rough patches and theres nothing like a Rhema word to lift one up

    • Oh, those rough patches are tough. I’m glad your sister has you to care about her.

      Psalm 29:11 – “The Lord gives his people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace.”

      Blessings to you and yours, Marina.

  9. Rhonda Eddy

    What a great way to start the day in God’s word!

  10. I would love to win this! Thanks for the giveaway!
    email bangersis(at)msn(dot)com

  11. Thanks for visiting, Angie!

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