Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Bound By Duty by Valerie Hansen


 
Bound by Duty 
by Valerie Hansen

When Sgt. Linc Colson is assigned to monitor Zoe Sullivan and determine if she's secretly aiding her fugitive serial killer brother, his instincts tell him she's not in league
with the criminal---she's in danger. It's up to him and
his K-9 partner, Star, to keep the pretty single mom alive.


Here is my review of this enjoyable Romantic Suspense read:

 
First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Valerie Hansen and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Bound By Duty" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.
“Bound by Duty” by Valerie Hansen from Love Inspired is everything I hoped it would be in a romantic suspense read!  This short novel begins building tension from page one and literally takes off at a run!  I was completely entertained by the novel even though certain storylines didn’t tie up at the end of the read.


Hunting for a fugitive serial killer, the military has assigned Sgt. Linc Colson and his K-9 partner, Star, to follow Zoe Sullivan, the killer’s sister.  Zoe, a single mom who would do anything to protect her son, denies any knowledge of her brother’s whereabouts.  Then it becomes very evident that Zoe is being stalked and it appears that she may be the killer’s next target.
This is an enjoyable book.  I recommend it as a clean lazy afternoon read.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Homiletics: Romans 16

Content (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line): 1.I commend2u our sis Phoebe,deacn of church in Cenchreae;rec her in L/gv herany help she need(1-2a) 2.she benefctr o many incl me;greet Prisc/Aquila,my co-wkrs in C;riskd lives4me,all gents gr8ful(3-4) 3.greet:church that meets their hse,my dear friend Epenetus-1st convert2C in Asia;Mary,wkd hd4u(5-6) 4.Grt Andronicus&Junia,fellow Jews-been in prison w/me.they outstdg among apostles, in C b4I(7) 5.Grt Ampliatus,my dear friend in L:Urbanus,co-wrkr in C;my dear friend Stachys(8-9) 6.Grt Apelles-fidelity2C stood test, hshold-Aristobulus;Herodion-felow Jew,hshold-Narcissus in L(10-11) 7.Grt Tryphena&Tryphosa-wm wk hard in L, dear friend Persis,another wm wkd very hd in L(12) 8.Grt Rufus&mom(mom2me);Asyncritus,Phlegon,Hermes,Patrobas,Hermas&othr brosis w/em(13-14) 9.Grt Philologus,Julia,Nereus/sister,Olympas,all L’s ppl w/em(15) 10.Grt1anothr w/holy kiss.All churchs of C send grtgs(16) 11.I urge u brosis2watch out4those cause div/put obstcls in way contrary2teachg u lernd,keep away(17) 12.such ppl serving L,but own apetits.by smooth talk/flattery they deceive minds of na├»ve ppl(18) 13.evry1 hrd re:ur obednce,so I rejoice bec of u;I want u b wise re:what=good,innocent re:what=evil(19) 14.G of peace soon crush Satan under ur ft. Grace of LJ be w/u(20) 15. Tim,my co-wrkr,sends grtgs,Lucius,Jason&Sosipater,fellow Jews;I,Tertius,wrote ltr,grt u; (21-22) 16. Gaius,whose hosp I/church enjoy,send grtgs.Erastus,city dir pub wks&bro Quartus send grtgs(23) 17.(some mnscr)May grace of our LJC b w/u all. Amen(24) 18.Now to Him who able2estab u in acc w/gospel in keepg w/rev of mystery hidden4long ages past(25) 19.but now revealed thru prophetic writgs by cmd of eternal G so Gents might cm2obed frm faith(26) 20.to the only wise G b glry 4evr thru JC! Amen.(27) Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture/Principles are Aims for each Division): 1.Greetings (1-16) Principle: The Christian life is about relationships. 2.Watch Out (17-20) Principle: The Christian life is about helping each other. 3.Grace to Romans, Glory to God (21-27) Principle: The Christian life is about glorifying God. Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure showing exactly where you are in Scripture): Paul sends Romans final greetings, a warning and encouragement. Aim (“To Cause My Audience To…” Know, See, etc.): TCMATK Christians need God and each other. Application (not yes or no question. Meant to bring about heart change): 1.(R)What thinking needs to change to make your Christian life more about people and less about tasks? (F)With whom do you serve Christ and how might you encourage them? 2.(R) Where are you vulnerable to deception and flattery? (F) In what ways are you protecting yourself and others from deception? 3.(R)Where do you need the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ right now? (F) How are you displaying the grace that you’ve received from God?

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Homiletics 15:14-33


Content (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line):

1.I convinced brosis u full of goodness,knowledge,competant2instruct1another(14)

2.I’ve written u boldly on some pts2remind u bec of grace G gave me 2b minister of CJ2Gents (15-16a)

3.He gave me priestly duty proclaim Gosp of G so Gents might becm offring accept2G,sanctfd by HS(16b)

4.T4 I glory in CJ in my svc2G. I venture 2speak of anything except what G accompl thru me(17-18a)

5.in leadng Gents2obey Gby what I’ve said/done by pwr of signs/wondrs thru pwr of Spirit of G(18b-19a)

6.so from Jerus to Illyricum I’ve fully proclaimed Gosp of Christ(19b)

 

7.It’s always been my ambition2preach gosp where C known so I bldg on some1 else’s foundation(20)

8.rather as it’s written: those told about him will see & those who heard will understd(21)

9.this is why I often hindered from coming2u(22)

10.now that there’s place 4me2wk in these regions&since I been longing4many yrs2visit u(23)

11.I plan2when I go Spain. I hope2c u/have u assist me on my jrny after I’ve enjoyd ur co awhile(24)

12.Now I on my way to Jerus in svc of L’s ppl there(25)

13.Macedonia&Achaia pleased2mk contrib2poor among L’s ppl in Jerus(26)

14.They pleasd2do it& owe it2them,4if Gents share Jews spirit blessgs, they owe them matl blessgs(27)

15.so after I’ve completed this&made sure they recd contrib,I go Spain&visit u on way(28)

16.I know when I come,I come in full measure of blessing of Christ(29)

 

17.I urge you brosis by LJC&Love of Spirit2join me in my struggle by praying4me(30)

18.Pray I Kept safe from unbelievers in Judea&contrib. be favorably recd by L’s ppl(31)

19.so I may come2u w/joy by G’s will&in ur co be refreshed(32)

20.The G of peace be w/u all. Amen(33)

 

Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture/Principles are Aims for each Division):

1.Paul’s Duty to the Gentiles (14-19)

Principle: Christ people share Him with others.

2.Paul’s Plan to Visit Rome and Spain After a Trip to Jerusalem (20-29)

Principle: Christ’s people evangelize throughout the world.

3.Paul’s Urging for Prayer(30-33)

Principle: Christ’s people to pray for each other.

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure showing exactly where you are in Scripture):

Paul asks Romans to pray for his travels to minister.

 

Aim (“To Cause My Audience To…” Know, See, etc.):

TCMATK Every Christian has a ministry to spread the Gospel throughout the world and we have the honor to join each other’s mission through prayer.

 

Application (not yes or no question.  Meant to bring about heart change.  R-Root, F-Fruit):

1.(R/F)How is God preparing you to serve Him and where are you using those things He’s teaching you?

2.(F)What plans are you making to share Christ with others and how will you put those plans into action?

(R)What thinking needs to change for you to “go to the ends of the earth” to share Christ?

3.(R/F)How have your prayers for others changed your thinking and how you pray for yourself?

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Homiletics Romans 15:1-13


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Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture/Principles are Aims for each Division):

1.The Strong and the Weak (1-4)

Principle: God is pleased when the strong build up the weak.

2.The Spirit of Unity (5-12)

Principle: God is glorified when His people are one with Him in Christ.

3.The God of Hope (13)

Principle: God fills His people to overflowing with hope.

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure showing exactly where you are in Scripture):

Strong and weak Romans believers glorify God with unity and hope.

 

Aim (“To Cause My Audience To…” Know, See, etc.):

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Application (not yes or no question.  Meant to bring about heart change):

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Saturday, April 07, 2018

Homiletics Romans 14


Content (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line):

1.Accept the 1 whose faith=weak w/o quarreling over disputable matters(1)

2.1pers faith allows them2eat anything, another whose faith=weak eats only veg(2)

3.the1who eats evrythg treat w/contempt1who dsn’t&1who dsn’t judge1who does,G accept them(3)

4.who ru2judge some1else’s servt? 2their mastr,svts stand or fall.they’ll std bec L able2mk them std(4)

5.1pers considers1day more sacred;another considers everyday alike.Ea should be fully convinced(5)

6.Whoevr regards1day as special does so2L.Whoevr eats meat does so2L bec they give thx(6a)

7.whoevr abstains does so2L&gives thx;none lives4selves alone&none dies4selves alone(6b-7)

8.if we live/die,live/die4L.whethr live/die belong2L,4this reasn C died/retd2lifeso He L of livg&dead(8-9)

 

9.Y u judge brosis?Yu treat w/contempt?We’ll all std b4G’s judgmt seat(10)

10.it written:evry knee will bow b4me,evry tongue will acknowldg G;so let’s give acct of selves2G(11-12)

11.T4 let’s stop passg judgmt on 1anothr. Make up mind 2 put stumbl blk in way of brosis(13)

12.I convincd,fully persuaded in LJ nothg unclean in itself.If any1regards unclean,4that pers unclean(14)

13.if brosis distressed bec of what u eat, u acting in love. Do not by eating destroy some1(15)

14.T4 let what u know=good b spokn of as evil;koGmatter of eat/drink but rtness,peace,joy in HS(16-17)

15.bec any1 who serves C this way=pleasing2G&receives human approval(18)

16.let us t4 make evry effort2do what leads2peace&mutual edification(19)

17.destroy work of G4sake of food.All food=clean, but wrong2eat anything causes some1 2stumble(20)

18.it better 2 eat meat/drink wine or2do anything else that’ll cause brosis2fall(21)

19.whatvr u beliv abt these thgs,keep betw self&G.blessd is1who condemn self by what he approve(22)

20.but whoevr doubt=condemnd if they eat bec eating from faith;evrythg that come from faith=sin(23)

 

Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture/Principles are Aims for each Division):

1.Live unto the Lord (1-9)

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2.Do what leads to peace and mutual edification (10-23)

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Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure showing exactly where you are in Scripture):

Paul writes Romans to Live to the Lord in Faith, not judging other people.

 

Aim (“To Cause My Audience To…” Know, See, etc.):

TCMATK Every believer lives according to his or her spiritual maturity and we must not judge those who are weaker or stronger than we are.

 

Application (not yes or no question.  Meant to bring about heart change):

1.How should a Christian relate to other Christians who are more strict (or more free) than they are?  How might noticing the differences in behavior between you and other Christians help you to mature?

2.Where do you need to reign in the freedom you have in Christ so you don’t cause another person to stumble?