Giving away E-Bibles

E-SwordGiving away Bibles has been a ministry hobby of mine for a long time. I have a tendency to give my own Bible away too often. There was a period of time when I couldn’t keep a Bible in my possession for more than a month. I just always found reasons to give it away. I still do. It usually goes like this:

“Did you ever hear the story of ____?”


I begin telling the story. (Bro Stephen, has a blog about biblestorying that was written while he was a missionary in Brazil.)

As I tell, I open my Bible to that passage. When I finish the story, I show the person where it is in scripture.

I ask “Do you have a Bible that’s just for you?” If they say no, I give them mine.

“This is mine, but I want you to have it. I have another Bible at home that I can use.

If the person politely refuses, I just tell them to consider it a gift. I don’t insist. Nine times out of ten, they take the Bible.

I want to point out a free resource: a program called E-Sword, which you can download for yourself by clicking the screenshot above.

Let Your Light Shine… said:
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.        Matthew 5:14-16
Letting light shine doesn’t mean doing token good deeds or keeping holy appearances. The Pharisees were good at that. Letting light shine means living in such a way that your life has a transformative effect on the world around you.

New Sermon Series: Wisdom to Live Well and Honor God


For the next five weeks we will be studying through the Proverbs on Sunday mornings. This series began Sunday October 13th, and the message will be uploaded to the media page later this week. Here is the series schedule:

October 13 – House upon the Rock
Proverbs Chapter 1, and Matthew 7:21-27

October 20 –Treasure and Pearl
Proverbs Chapter 2, and Matthew 13:44-46

October 27 – The Narrow Gate
Proverbs Chapter 3, and Matthew 7:13-20

November 3 – The Light of the World
Proverbs Chapter 4, and John 12:32-41

November 10 – Sexual Purity
Proverbs Chapter 5, and Matthew 19:3-12

November 17 – Debts and Debtors
Proverbs Chapter 6, and Luke 11:1-10 

Concert, Friday, October 11th.


Stevendale Baptist Church hosts the Dixie Echoes on Friday, October 11th, at 7:00 pm. Admission is free. A love offering will be taken.