What I did last year (and for a few years actually)…

December 2019

For the past few years, I have been working with Jesse C. Jones (a lifetime friend of the Crosnoes) on a number of books and new testament bible study guides.  These books are all available on scribd on my account there.  You can add them to your kindle account if you have one so you can read them from there.  The books are free to download and share – whatever works for you.

The links on scribd:

https://www.scribd.com/lists/4293528/Books-for-Believers-Seekers  (for the list of books)

https://www.scribd.com/lists/22254455/Bible-Study-Guides-by-Jesse-C-Jones (for the list of study guides)

In these books, Jesse occasionally shares personal references to when he had an encounter with the Lord and mentions my mom and dad specifically in the book “A Man of God” which is about Brother Frid (a great bible teacher and mentor).  It is a remarkable body of work and I am glad to have been able to help make them available.  I served as both editor and publisher and am mentioned in the preface for the bible study guides.

I also did the simple cover work on the bible study guides, but a fabulous artist named Rex Morache did the others. I found him while looking for the cover art for the book on Revelation.  The cover for that book is one of his works that he permitted us to use on the book.  The others he created specially for us.

I hope you enjoy them all and that they bless your life!

Love,

Sandie  

A graphic of the books available (see links below):

Links to Other Books Available Online by Jesse C. Jones

After the “Big Bang”

A Layman’s Commentary on the Revelation of Jesus Christ

A Man of God

Can God Be Known?

Dialogue With an Atheist

Has God Divorced America?

The Mystery of God

The Spiritual Life

Weighed in the Balances

Bible Stumbling Blocks

Note:  All of the above e-books are available online and are free to 

download & share via SCrosnoe on Scribd

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Bible Study Guides for the New Testament by Jesse C. Jones:

Matthew Mark & Luke – A Study on The Parables 

John – A Study on the Gospel of John

Acts – A Study on the Acts of the Apostles

Romans – A Study on the Epistle to the Romans

I Corinthians – A Study on the First Epistle to the Corinthians

II Corinthians – A Study on the Second Epistle to the Corinthians

Galatians – A Study on the Epistle to the Galatians

Ephesians – A Study on the Epistle to the Ephesians

Philippians – A Study on the Epistle to the Philippians

Colossians – A Study on the Epistle to the Colossians

I Thessalonians – A Study on the First Epistle to the Thessalonians

II Thessalonians – A Study on the Second Epistle to the Thessalonians

I Timothy – A Study on the First Epistle to Timothy

II Timothy – A Study on the Second Epistle to Timothy

Titus – A Study on the Epistle to Titus

Philemon – A Study on the Epistle to Philemon

Hebrews – A Study on the Book of Hebrews

James – A Study on the Book of James

I Peter – A Study on the Book of I Peter

II Peter – A Study on the Book of II Peter

I II & III John – A Study on the Three Epistles of John

Jude – A Study on the Epistle of Jude

Revelation of Jesus Christ – A Layman’s Commentary on the Revelation of Jesus Christ

Note:  All of the above e-books are available online and are free to 

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A Proclamation from George Washington in 1789 and Thanksgiving Words to Proclaim 2016


ThanksgivingPrayer
This is a wonderous holiday.  It lacks the commercial spin of some of the other holidays.  It is a time for getting together with family and friends and remembering the One who made us; the One we are here to serve with thanksgiving in our hearts.  May we bless Him and be blessed in the process.
Here is how one of our founding fathers set apart the day in 1789:

THANKSGIVING DAY 1789
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
– A PROCLAMATION

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor – and Whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”

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Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be – That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks – for his kind care and protection of the People of this country previous to their becoming a Nation – for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his providence, which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war –for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed – for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted, for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.
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And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions – to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually – to render our national government a blessing to all the People, by constantly being a government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed – to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord – To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and Us – and generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.
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Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.
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(signed) G. WASHINGTON.
More on George Washington available via The Papers of George Washington
Also published here via OK-SAFE

Email via Jim Hollingsworth (Idaho) Source: The Massachusetts Centinel, Wednesday, October 14, 1789

A copy of the original Centinel printing is also available.

Some interesting history concerning Thanksgiving.

PROCLAMATION
thanksgiving-proclamationThis year a general theme for me has been proclamation.  It is important what we think.  It is important what we say outloud.  It is important how we say it and when we say it and how often we say it.  If we are really serious about a matter, we repeat it.  If we are asking our children to do something, we repeat it until it happens.  If we want something from the king (or Congress), we keep bringing up the matter until it occurs.  Please consider reading some of these verses around your dinner table and proclaim His word to your family and friends!
Some scriptures about Thanksgiving for you to proclaim:

I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart;
I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.

—Psalm 9:1

The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me;
to one who orders his way rightly
I will show the salvation of God!”

—Psalm 50:23

It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to sing praises to your name, O Most High;

—Psalm 92:1

Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous,
and give thanks to his holy name!

—Psalm 97:12

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!

—Psalm 100:4

Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name;
make known his deeds among the peoples!
Sing to him, sing praises to him;
tell of all his wondrous works!

—Psalm 105:1-2

do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

—Philippians 4:6
More scriptures and references here:
Derek Prince’s book on Prayer and Proclamation
THANKSGIVING THROUGH THE YEARS:
 Thanksgiving Card version2 2015

And His light p3

A Thanksgiving Prayer (2009) – My little ‘sermonette’  on the matter of the importance of the holiday.

And so once again I send blessings from my house to yours.

I thank God for your friendship and your labor

for Life and Liberty in our land.

 

Blessings,

Sandie

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Bible Stumbling Blocks by Jesse C. Jones — Chapter 8 is new — Find out if you are ‘Dead or Alive?’

1.Stumble-Cover-Final2Have you ever studied the bible and found things you just couldn’t reconcile with your mind and your Spirit?  I believe if we are honest, we all have.  My good friend and biblical mentor for many, many years — has put together a book for us to help us on some very complex concepts and perhaps take us all a little deeper in understanding too.  It is dense with scripture references if you are studying to teach others on topics this little book includes. Jesse C. Jones the author just added Chapter 8 and the entire book is available for free via Scribd.  You can read it there or download it and read it on your own computer or even print out whole chapters if you like.  We hope it will enrich your study of the bible and drive you to Him in prayer for understanding in your own spirit.  May you be richly blessed in your personal study and journey.  May you know Him and the fullness of His call and anointing  on your life.

The cover graphic was graciously provided by Rex Morache who was in California and now is in Texas.  You can see more of the wonderful work of Rex Morache on flicker here.

JCJ Books 2015Other Books Available by Jesse C. Jones

After the “Big Bang”

A Layman’s Commentary on the Revelation of Jesus Christ

A Man of God

Dialogue With an Atheist

Has God Divorced America?

The Mystery of God

The Spiritual Life

Weighed in the Balances

Bible Stumbling Blocks

Note:  All of the above e-books are available online.  

They are free to download & share via SCrosnoe on Scribd

The Path to Holiness (paperback) available for purchase here

Additional related articles:

Publishing Books with Jesse C. Jones – The Path to Holiness

Recommending The Path to Holiness by Jesse C. Jones

A Man of God – A Tribute and a Testimony to Brother Frid

After the Big Bang – Free on Scribd Now!

A Layman’s Commentary on the Revelation of Jesus Christ now available on Scribd

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His Breath is the Wind to my Sails

His breath is wind to my sails via Patty Finney Compton on fb

A friend of mine on facebook, Patti Finney Compton, shares the most glorious pictures there. She opens her heart and always has a word of encouragement for those who respond to her. This one caught my eye recently and I asked and received her permission to share.  Her pictures seem to penetrate the soul and lift the spirit.  I think that is because she prays over them and God leads her to them and guides her hand as she shares them!  Thank you Patti for being a faithful handmaiden!

Many years ago as I was agonizing about the call of the Lord upon my life, I heard very clearly the words, “I will be your rear guard.”  It brought immediate peace to the matter and has been an unfolding revelation to me as well as to those who walk with me.  When you hear something from the Lord like that you then begin to see it unfold in scripture and I learned that He is not only my rearguard, but He goes before me to prepare the way.

Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward.Isaiah 58:8

For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rereward.  Isaiah 52:12

He is my all in all.  My rock, my sword, my shield.  My wheel in the middle of the wheel.

“He’s My Rock, My Sword, My Shield”  

Randy Travis Lyrics

He’s my rock, my sword, my shield
He’s my wheel in the middle of the field
He’s the lily of the valley
He’s the bright and morning star
Makes no difference what you say
I’m goin’ on my knees and pray
I’m gonna wait right here for Jesus
Till he comes.

The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel.  Ezekiel 1:16

In Him we live and move and have our being.

For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. Acts 17:28

He is the wind in my sails and I am bathed in the water of His word.  My boat goes where He leads as He fills my sails.

Many times as I pray over the city I live in, I actually physically blow my breath and release His Spirit out of my being.   When we engage in prayer actively with body, soul, and spirit — the mind does not always even know what it is about.  I am happy to be with Him in the process.  Sailing on the waters with His Spirit to fill my sails and guide my boat.  I trust Him and you can too!

FGST - Finding Gems & Sharing Them

 

Finding Gems & Sharing Them post by Sandra Crosnoe

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How Should Christians Feel About Same Sex Marriage?

Video raw link: https://vimeo.com/132444782

Rod MacIlvaine as part of ‘Ten Questions’ Series
Grace Community Church in Bartlesville Oklahoma

How Should Christians Feel About Same-Sex Marriage?
June 28, 2015

UPDATE: The Obama administration has set up rainbow-colored lights to illuminate the real-life White House. (Twitter @whitehouse)Whitehouse celebrates SCOTUS ruling

 

Franklin Graham’s response on white house rainbow colors

The President had the White House lit up in rainbow colors to celebrate the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. This is outrageous—a real slap in the face to the millions of Americans who do not support same-sex marriage and whose voice is being ignored. God is the one who gave the rainbow, and it was associated with His judgment. God sent a flood to wipe out the entire world because mankind had become so wicked and violent. One man, Noah, was found righteous and escaped God’s judgment with his family. The rainbow was a sign to Noah that God would not use the flood again to judge the world. But one day God is going to judge sin—all sin. Only those who are found righteous will be able to escape His judgment. That righteousness comes through faith, believing on the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ who took our sins and shed His blood on the cross for each and every one. So, when we see the gay pride rainbow splashed on business advertisements and many people’s Facebook pages, may it remind all of us of God’s judgment to come. Are you ready? Are your sins forgiven?

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Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

He whom the son of Man sets free is free indeed.

Freedom from sin and death — that is real Liberty.

Sandra Crosnoe said: “The state cannot make something right or wrong — that is a function of the Creator. The state can however make your life miserable for not doing what it wants you to do in certain blocks of time. That is the function of power. How long does the state’s power last? Well now we are back to the Creator’s determination. When He says ‘game over’ that will be the end of that. Who is really in control? That would be the Creator. Seek Him while you may…”

 

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