David GutmanAssociated Press
March 24, 2013
“The Bible” mini-series has come alive in the hearts and minds of millions of people before Easter Sunday, the day that gives validation to all the Bible teaches. These exciting Biblical stories are seen on Sunday evening on the History Channel. It has become the most talked about film series on television.
Millions who have not previously read them in the Bible are watching these stories. Churches, businesses, individually concerned people, clubs, organizations, television and radio programs may be looking for a good source from which to purchase quantities of Bibles for distribution. I pass along to you the best source I have ever known about for securing Bibles. Check it out at www.BibleSurplus.com. They also pay the shipping. The pastor of a large church said, “I checked many sources and this is the best of them all.”
Most churches have an increased number of programs and events during the week before Easter. The big feature this week is celebrating Palm Sunday commemorating the triumphal entry of Jesus into the city of Jerusalem marking the beginning of the Holy Week.
After the crucifixion of Jesus on Good Friday, He was placed in a borrowed tomb for three days, but as He promised, He did rise from the tomb on the first Easter morning. Easter on the Christian calendar is the greatest day of the year.
March 2013, has been an exciting month. I watched every program I could dealing with the election of Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church. I was also interested in the retirement of Pope Benedict XVI, the first Pope to retire in many years. I anticipate the ministry of Pope Francis.
Six weeks after Kitty and I were married, we were in St. Peter’s Square when Pope Pius XII appeared on the famous balcony of the papal residence. We saw and heard him speak. I met and talked with Cardinal Joseph Bernardin of Chicago at a national conference on evangelism under the direction of Paul Benjamin. I have never had the privilege of meeting the Pope but would gladly welcome such a meeting.
Knowing the truth makes the major difference in life. When Jesus was led in to the court of Pontius Pilate, He soon talked with the Roman procurator who asked Jesus, “What is truth?” … “he (Pilate) went out again to the Jews and said, ‘I find no fault in Him at all’ ” (John 18:38).
Pilate who found Jesus faultless went before the people again and heard them still crying out, “Crucify Him, Crucify Him!” Pilate then said, “You take Him and crucify Him, for I find no fault in Him? (John 19:6).
Bible stories are sometimes difficult to understand. I suggest that you get for your home and family, children, friends, office and church, copies of the finest Bible storybook ever written, Egermeier’s Bible Story Book.
This famous Bible Story Book, the one Ruth Graham, wife of Billy Graham, read to all their children, has sold millions of copies. It features 312 stories from Genesis to Revelation. Dr. Elsie Egermeier poured her life into this beautiful Christian classic, featuring superb artwork by the internationally known artist, Clive Upton.
You may purchase or order it from your local Christian bookstore or order copies by writing to Warner Press, PO Box 2499, 1201 East Fifth Street, Anderson, IN 46018-9988. You may also call toll-free 800-741-7721 or 765-644-7721 or fax 765-640-8005.
This great Bible Story Book with your personal Bible will help you understand what the message of the Bible really is. Celebrate Easter of 2013 with great joy.
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