MEGA List – February 21st, 2020: Missions, Podcasts, & Articles

Hello dear ones, and happy Friday! I hope this post finds you all doing well. We were able to go live this morning with our MEGA list, I hope the video will be fun and helpful. We love getting to go live and talk about the things we would ordinarily just write a sentence or two about. Usually I like to still blog in the same pattern as I would for the old MEGA lists, unfortunately today I’ve got a lot of things going on. I hope you don’t mind me leaving the outline below instead. If you’d like to watch the live feed, you can check it out below. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Mega List Outline 1. From Shawn: New Merch for “Guys With Bibles” podcast

a. http://www.thebargear.com/product-cat…

2. Paul Washer Videos

a. The Christian Husband ❃Paul Washer❃

i. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiMlL…

ii. Recommended by Krystell Caycedo https://www.facebook.com/krystell.cay…

b. HeartCry’s New Missionary Documentaries

i. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3-cA…

3. Spotify list

a. Tulips & Honey: Reformed Music

i. BlakeBarner username – https://open.spotify.com/user/blakeba…

b. Lauren, should we make a 90s one?

4. Harry Potter house test

a. https://www.wizardingworld.com/news/d…

5. Paul and Emily Massey Website

a. Website: http://wewouldratherhavejesus.com/

i. Article by Paul and Emily Massey Is there really good to be found in false teaching?

ii. Link: http://wewouldratherhavejesus.com/202…

6. Veritas Domain – Pastor Jim

a. Pray for him and all the missionaries over in Asia.

b. Check out his blog here: https://veritasdomain.wordpress.com

If you’d like more information about Tulips & Honey Hub please visit our website: 5Solas.Online

You can shop the gals store at: inktale.com/tulipshoneyhub

Support the gals on their Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/Tulipshoneyhub

Wednesday Testimony – Highlighting Heartcry Missionary Society: Alexander B.

Hello, dear ones, I hope this post finds you all doing well! In continuing with highlighting the work Heartcry is doing, today I’ve pulled from a recent article about Alexander from Russia. Below is a portion of his testimony, you can read the full article here. I want to quickly remind y’all that you can support HeartCry every time you make a purchase from Amazon or EBay by selecting them as the charity of your choice. I hope this is encouraging to you, my friends, especially if you have loved ones that are hardened to the Gospel. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

I grew up in a home where my mother and grandmother on the mother’s side had genuine faith in God. Unfortunately, all of my father’s family were convinced atheists. As a child, I would go with my mom to Central Baptist Church (the only Baptist church in Minsk). But back then my “spiritual eyes” were closed and all I did was study the appearance of the preachers and see if the color of their tie matched the color of their suit.
I remember that when someone in the church gave my grandmother one of the very first copies of the New Testament which came into our country after the fall of the Iron Curtain and the collapse of the USSR, she asked me to read it because she was illiterate. Sadly, I did not understand much, for instance, odd abbreviations like Mt, Mk, Lk, Jn, etc.
But the Lord was doing His work in my heart through the prayers of believers. I was into music for a while and even got to play at people’s weddings, but then all of a sudden I fell out of love with the type of music and songs I heard and played. I also got interested in strength sports, the Lord brought me to a point where my own strength failed me when one day I had to face a gang of tough guys one of whom had a knife in his hand.
It was precisely at that time that a handful of youth from that church I went to as a kid, invited me to a farewell party for a Christian young man who had to go to the army. I remember how much I was very impressed with the purity of relationships between guys and girls and the absence of alcohol on the table but, despite this, genuine and sincere joy, these guys had something that I did not know and did not have. 
A brother from that group of believers gave me my first Bible. I started reading it avidly, alongside a novel by Main Read (I read a lot back in those days). I began to come to church, but this time it was my decision. The Word of God through the choir, sermons and, of course, through reading the Bible, touched my heart.
I prayed a sinner’s prayer to God in March 1990. I came into my room, closed the door behind me, got on my knees and began to pray: Jesus Christ came into my life and since then it has changed dramatically! I remember that when, back in 1991, “strict” brothers from the church elders’ board cleared me for baptism, I treaded air when I went back home! The Lord in His mercy allowed me to join the ministry of the church right away. I received a blessing from the brothers for a preaching ministry. I was also able to use my music skills in the church choir and string orchestra led by Pavel Obrovets. I even served as a youth leader in our church for a while and organized a number of evangelistic trips for youth all over Belarus. It was a blessed and fruitful time when I was able to spend all Sundays and weeknights (except one) in my favorite church (which was later renamed to Golgotha, or Calvary) where the Lord nurtured me and, looking back, as I understand it now, He prepared me for future ministry to Him in new places and in a new capacity.

The MEGA List: February 14, 2020 – LivingWaters, Paul Washer, and Journals

February 14th, 2020 MEGA List included movie reviews, recommendations for journals, books, and good content to watch. Not the mention a special suggestion at the end.

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Hello, and Happy Valentines Day, dear ones! I hope this post finds you all doing well. Do you have big plans with your loved ones today? We are going to push most of our fun off until tomorrow. My hubby worked a nightshift last night and has a doctors appointment early this morning before he can rest. Please pray for him, he had a rare reaction to a new medication. We would greatly appreciate your prayers, as the appointment today will include running tests to make sure no long term damage was done. With that being said, let’s dig right into the MEGA list for today. We’ve got some really exciting things to discuss, and review. One thing I keep failing to mention is that we’re also talking about this list each Friday over on our YouTube channel. Sometimes we even take it live, although I’m still learning how to do that.

Recommendations

For today’s recommendations I want to start with a very unique item I found for sale on Amazon. It’s a sermon notes journal…for kids! Isn’t that cute? Kayliegh takes notes during Sunday service, either in the booklet prepared or in her own notebook. I think it would be really fun for her to have her own, and these are created by The Biblical Creative, a wonderful friend and Instagrammer. You can find more at her website, thebiblicalcreative.com. We’d also like to recommend you accept our invitation to follow our book club over at Goodreads, by following this link here. You can keep up with what we’re reading, and read about upcoming book club options happening on with our Patreon’s. One last recommendation is that you check out our Q&A Mini Episodes over on our YouTube channel, and don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss anymore fun content.

Reviews

There is a new LivingWaters movie I’d like to review today, titled When It’s Okay to Kill Your Mother, which you can watch free here. In this film Ray Comfort is going through the college campus asking about a man who was not convicted for murder, after tossing his mother over the balcony. Why wasn’t he convicted? She was dying, and suffering, so the judge ruled it was okay to kill her. In full LivingWaters fashion, this is a Gospel tract in movie form. Not only does it deal with the depravity of man, and the sanctity of life, but it presents the Gospel. They’ve also re-released their movie on suicide, owing to the fact that the previous title did not seem to have fit with what they were hoping to achieve. You can watch You Are Not Alone: Hope for Your Depression here.

Suggestions

If you’ve followed Paul Washers HeartCry Missionaries Youtube channel you may have already heard that they are going to be releasing some different content than their usual. For this, they’ve created a new channel, called Heartcry Films. My suggestion for this weekend is that you subscribe to their new channel, and pray for their team as they prepare to launch this new part of their ministry. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Wednesday Testimony – Highlighting Heartcry Missionary Society: Abu the Imam

Below is an article written by Lucas A over at HeartCry Missionary Society. You can see the original article here. As we join together to pray for the work Paul Washer and his team are doing all over the world, remember that you can support them every time you make a purchase on Amazon by choosing them as your “Smile” charity. The same can be done with selling and buying on EBay. I hope this testimony will bless you, beloved brethren, as always be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.


My name is ‘Abu’ and I am from the northern mountains. When I was growing up, my family wanted me to become a religious teacher (Imam) and help our people by guiding them in the right path. I studied Islamic Rituals (theology) for 18 years and then I became a lead Imam in the community. Our area has 700 households and I was the spiritual leader, teaching them from the Quran and leading them in prayers and all religious matters. Since I couldn’t reach all the houses, I trained a group of disciples who helped me in overseeing them and performing all religious matters. 

About 18 months ago, the radical Islamic militia came and took control of our place. After some time, they invited me to discuss some rituals. But our discussion turned into a debate, and when they lost the debate, they started beating me very badly and I could not move. Some of my friends helped me to come to the capital of the province for medical treatment. 

I was reading the Bible and comparing it with the Quran, then I found out the Bible is better than the Quran.

‘Abu’ – former Imam

I had no place to go but I heard there was a home where I could stay. I came to them and stayed for a month, and they served me with joy and love. They washed my hands and I was wondering why he is doing that, then I asked him ‘Why are you serving me?’  That man said because he is a follower of Jesus. I was amazed that the leader of Christians is serving people instead of people serving him. It was new for me, because I was not serving my people as an Imam but people were serving me.  Then I asked for a Bible and they gave me a Bible.

I was reading the Bible and comparing it with the Quran, then I found out the Bible is better than the Quran. The love of the believers toward one another touched my heart, and I trusted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. When I was in need and wounded by Muslims, the Christians took care of me and helped me to start my life again.

I went back to my home and I shared the good news with my people, and around 60 people gave their lives to Jesus.  They want me to help and teach them to grow in their faith so they can help others. I took 5 of them to back to the capital of the province for the training. We had a great time in learning the word of God, worshiping, and prayers. Now I want to train the other 60 people people in our area. 

I have the heart now to share the love of God with my people and help them to know the love of God in Christ. This is the work of the Holy Spirit and comes from the seeds of many who have labored, given sacrificially, prayed, and taken great risk to bring the gospel to my country. All glory to God!” 

Yours prayers are appreciated for these persecuted brothers and sisters!


Wednesday Testimony: Heartcry Missionary Society – Cuban Testimony #5

Hello, dear friends, I hope this post finds you all doing well. Today I’d like to get back to highlighting the imperative work Paul Washer’s Heartcry Missionary Society is doing globally. Brother Washer had surgery a week ago on his knee. He’s in a lot of pain, so if you could also remember him in prayer as you join me in praying for the missionaries working with him. The following is a portion of a testimony from a brother in Cuba. To read his full testimony you can head here.

One of those nights, I decided to go with my mother to the church; they had been praying for my salvation. In reality, I don’t remember what the preacher preached about that night, but I do remember that something supernatural was happening inside of me, and I couldn’t explain it. The sin that had given me so much pleasure now pained me, and I began to read the Scriptures with great passion, to the point that I read the entire New Testament in a matter of weeks. On several occasions after that, I was exposed to the preaching of the gospel by both, the pastor and others from the church that spoke to me about the work of Christ on the cross. So, with desperation I went running into the arms of my Savior. I knew that my life was not good, but I also knew now the depths of His love for me, and that was motive enough for me to let myself fall into His arms.

From that moment, my life began to change. Everyone talked about what was happening to me; many could not explain it. In my own heart I felt a longing to obey everything I read in the Bible or learned in the discipleship classes or heard in the preaching. Day after day I experienced changes. I no longer wanted to drink alcohol, and I felt repulsed by the life I once lived. I started sharing the gospel with everyone around me. It was so natural for me that I couldn’t keep from talking to everyone about what God had done for me in the person of Jesus Christ.

I hope these testimonies are a blessing to you, friends. Remember that you can support Heartcry Missionaries Society through Amazon Smile, and even on EBay, or through their website. Most importantly, join me in praying for these missionaries. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Wednesday Testimony – HeartCry Missionary Society: Igor and Eliane Ramos

Below is an interview that Paul Washer did with two of the HeartCry missionaries. Both share their testimonies during the conversation. Not only are their accents beautiful to listen to, but their heart for the lost, and love for the Lord is so encouraging. Remember, dear ones, you can support HeartCry through Amazon Smile, and through your purchases on EBay. You can also be a monthly supporter on their website.

Many of us are not called to go, but we’re all called to share the Gospel. Amazon Smile might be the easiest way for us all to support them, so please prayerfully consider that. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Christian Homeschool Resources and Greenhouse Update

Hello everyone, and happy Saturday! I hope this post finds you all doing well, and having a blessed weekend. Today I have some new homeschooling resources to go along side the new series on essential Christian doctrines. These worksheets, attached below, are the first ones I’ve designed using Canva so please let me know if there’s anything that doesn’t work!

Essential Doctrines

Along side this teaching, I highly recommend Songs for Saplings and brother Paul Washer’s children’s catechism series.

Our brother in Christ, Pastor Jim, has created some amazing lessons on the 50 states, you can find them here. His lessons are always organized, and descriptive, which is a tremendous blessing. So much of the Christian homeschooling resources can be costly, however Pastor Jim’s are God honoring and free.

Lastly, I wanted to give an update on Kayliegh’s greenhouse initiative. It’s been raining here a lot, which is only unfortunate in that watering the plants was hopefully going to teach her about responsibility. We are still seeing ants, but they don’t seem to be hurting anything. While she hasn’t needed to water them, she’s getting the chance to watch them grow. Allowing our children to plant things, and care for them, gives us the opportunity to share many Scriptures with them. Planting, watering, and harvesting are all used through-out Gods Word as illustrations. Proverbs gives us the example of the lazy man who didn’t tend to his field, Old Testament prophets call the Israelites the vine dressers, and Christ picks up on that theme when rebuking the Jewish leaders. Jesus also uses this as an illustration of sharing the Gospel, and winning souls.

Recently Kayliegh’s been disturbed to find palm readers in movies, shows, and in real life. She came to me the other day and expressed her concern, telling me how she would like to have an opportunity to share the Gospel with them when she gets older. She sat down with me and presented the Good News to me, as if I were the palm reader. I could hear the same love, and concern, in her voice that I feel towards the false converts within the churches. We all have a specific area, or group, we are called to pray for and minister to more fervently. I wonder if we’re seeing the beginnings of her calling to this particular group. It’s a dark, and spiritually dense, field to speak truth to. We talked about this, and about how often we can plant seeds without seeing a harvest. We talked about the verses that tell us that some plant, others water, but God brings the harvest.

Homeschooling can often be a struggle, I never feel like I’m doing good enough, or that I’ve covered everything. In our new town we’ve joined the local HS community, and I’ve been so blessed to hear the other moms express the same sentiments. Then to hear them all encourage one another, lift one another up, join together to accomplish goals, has been more edifying than I could have imagined. There is a large community of homeschoolers here, but that’s not always the case. Some areas have very little in the way of organized groups. If you find yourself in that situation don’t be afraid to start the groups yourself, there are probably dozens of moms feeling the same way you are! I hope these resources and updates bless you all, as always beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Wednesday Testimony – Heartcry Missionary Society: India Update

Hello again! I hope this post has found you all doing well. This update below is actually brother Washer interviewing one of Heartcry Missionary Societies employees that recently visited India. Within is the testimony of a man who was so dramatically changed by God that his murderous intentions were stopped, his heart was made new, and his desires were suddenly for Gods will. There is a lot here in this short video, much to pray for, and much to praise God for. I hope it blesses you as much as it blessed me. As always, beloved brethren, be good Bereans and study to show yourselves approved.

https://www.sermonaudio.com/playpopupvideo.asp?SID=31919182936394

Heartcry Missionary Update – Very Encouraging and Humbling!

From time to time I will have difficult days, days like the past couple days, where caring for others with mental illness and dealing with my own neurological disorder, is overwhelming. On days like that what helps the most is to hear updates from the missions. Why? Because my difficult days will never compare to being infected by malaria 22 times in a 12 year period. Please don’t misunderstand me, especially if you are a caretaker as well, I’m not attempting to undermine hardship. I’m simply saying, for me anyways, a proper perspective of the extreme blessings I enjoy each and everyday, humble me unlike anything else. In many ways it encourages me to press on, it encourages me to prayer, and above all else, it encourages me to look at eternity rather than today.

What do I mean by that? Before you decide I’m too heavenly minded to be an earthly good, let me briefly explain. In the glories of eternity both mental illness and malaria will disappear as we stare into the perfection of our thrice holy Lord. Why do these men and women bare their hardships? To bring the Gospel to an under reached people, to see souls saved, to see eternity in the eyes of new believers. Oh, my friends, if we could only see what future awaits us! But, dear ones, if we could only see what future awaits the lost. How we would live differently! How we would mourn, not over our uncomfortable, or painful circumstance, but over the lost marching willingly into the eternity of hell. If only I could weep for the lost like I’ve wept over my own troubles! This is what I mean when I say these updates cause me to look at eternity, and not only at today’s hardships. I hope this clip will bless you, encourage you, and humble you, as it has me today. May the Lord, our gracious God, be with you. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Wednesday Testimony – Heartcry in Africa: An Encouraging Interview with Sean Reece

Today, dear friends, I wanted to share a video posted just a couple weeks ago by Heartcry Missionary Society. I’ve often highlighted their global work, although as you’ll see in this interview much of it must remain vague for the safety of our brothers and sisters in Christ working in dangerous areas. I had heard of so many places where the doors to evangelism were closing, that it was particularly refreshing to hear the good news Reece shares below. Praise God for His kindness, His goodness, and His grace! Please join me in praying for this work, I pray this interview will bless you as it blessed me. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.