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My Daily Pursuit – Second Excerpt

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Coming soon to The Bible Study App – My Daily Pursuit – A Daily Devotion based on the writings of A.W. Tozer.

Thanks to the careful curation of James L. Snyder, a pastor in Tozer’s church denomination who has exclusive access to a treasure trove of unpublished Tozer content, we have Tozer’s teachings on a vast number of topics. And now, for the first time, there is a new daily devotional featuring never-before-published content. The famed evangelist Leonard Ravenhill, who knew Tozer personally, said, “To enter into Dr. Tozer’s presence was an awe-inspiring event.” Now, with My Daily Pursuit, readers will be able to do even more as they enter into the presence of Jesus every day through this awe-inspiring book.

To celebrate this upcoming release we will be highlighting a few sneak peeks into this new work. You can read the first excerpt here.

Here is the second excerpt:

January 15

Give unto the Lord, O ye mighty, give unto the Lord glory and strength. Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 29:1-2

We were born to worship. If we are not worshiping God in the beauty of holiness, we have missed our reason for being born. I embrace the idea that worship is the delightful, awesome, humbling, wonderful experience that we can have in varying degrees. It does not take a building to create worship.

If you burn down the church building and drive away all the people, you have not disturbed Christian worship at all. Keep a Christian from entering the church sanctuary and you have not in the least bit hindered his worship. We carry our sanctuary with us. We never leave it.

We do not enter into a building and then commence to worship. If you are not worshiping God on Monday morning, as you worshiped him the day before, perhaps you are not worshiping Him at all.

When Christians lose their love for God, they become sick. The lack of worship as a natural, spontaneous and continual thing is a sure sign of spiritual sickness. One generation lets this slip a little; it affects the next generation and the next until there is no real, overwhelming desire to worship God.

Then worship has to be created from the outside; but that is never true worship.

Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
And with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing earthly minded,
For with blessing in His hand,
Christ our God
To earth descendeth,
Our full homage to demand.
—Fourth Century Greek, English trans. by Gerard Moultrie

Dear God, I come before you in fear and trembling and experience You as You long to share Yourself. Let me know you in the beauty of Thy blessed holiness. Amen. 

The anticipated release date for this new work has been set for November 4th.  Stay tuned to our blog or subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date.

Coming Soon – My Daily Pursuit – by A.W. Tozer

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Now Available for The Bible Study App! - My Daily Pursuit – A Daily Devotion based on the writings of A.W. Tozer.

Thanks to the careful curation of James L. Snyder, a pastor in Tozer’s church denomination who has exclusive access to a treasure trove of unpublished Tozer content, we have Tozer’s teachings on a vast number of topics. And now, for the first time, there is a new daily devotional featuring never-before-published content. The famed evangelist Leonard Ravenhill, who knew Tozer personally, said, “To enter into Dr. Tozer’s presence was an awe-inspiring event.” Now, with My Daily Pursuit, readers will be able to do even more as they enter into the presence of Jesus every day through this awe-inspiring book.

To celebrate this upcoming release we will be highlighting a few sneak peeks into this new work. Here is the first excerpt:

January 10

O satisfy us early with Thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. - Psalm 90:14

One delightful aspect of reading the Bible is finding people who are utterly fascinated with God. Reading through the book of Psalms stirs the heart as we experience one man’s fascination with God.

Wherever God is known by the Spirit’s illumination, there exists a fascination and a high degree of moral excitement. That fascination is captured and enhanced by the presence and person of God. It is struck with astonished wonder at the inconceivable elevation and magnitude and splendor of God.

I want to begin with God and end with God. I want to know that I will have an end with God because there is no end in God. This fascination, this sense of worship is where hymns come from. Hymns come out of this sense of admiration and fascination with God.

I want to be charmed and struck with wonder at the inconceivable elevation and magnitude and moral splendor of that One I call “our Father which art in heaven.”

Love divine, all loves excelling,
Joy of heav’n, to earth come down!
Fix in us Thy humble dwelling;
All Thy faithful mercies crown!
—Charles Wesley (1707–1788)

Thy love, O God, fills me with rapturous delight at the very thought of it. Meditating upon Thy love creates in me the dissatisfaction for this world. Come, Lord Jesus, come. Amen.

Check out this new title, and other A.W. Tozer works here: https://www.olivetree.com/store/home.php?cat=259&authorid=1686

Interview with Dr. Chappell on the Gospel Transformation Bible

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We’re excited about the new release of The Gospel Transformation Bible this week and think it will be a great study resource for The Bible Study App. Check out this video of Dane Ortlund and Dr. Bryan Chappell about the unique approach of The Gospel Transformation Bible.


Gospel Transformation Bible

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We’re excited to partner with our friends at Crossway on the new release of The Gospel Transformation Bible, available for The Bible Study App!

The Gospel Transformation Bible Notes features all-new book introductions and gospel-illuminating notes written by a team of over 50 outstanding pastors and scholars. This specially prepared material outlines passage-by-passage God’s redemptive purposes of grace that echo all through Scripture and culminate in Christ. The notes not only explain but also apply the text in a grace-centered way. Focusing on heart transformation rather than mere behavior modification, their points of application emphasize the Hows and Whys of practical application to daily living—in short, how the gospel transforms us from the inside out.


Version 5.5 for iOS

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If you haven’t seen the update yet in your iOS App Store make sure and check it out. The latest version of The Bible Study App for iOS is out and is fully compatible for iOS 7. Go HERE to see what new features have been added.

In the coming weeks we’ll also be giving you a preview of the new app design changes that are coming for both Android and iOS!

 

What’s new in the latest Android release?

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Olive Tree Bible Software just released the 5.4.0 version of The Bible Study App for Android devices. Besides some design tweaks there was one major new feature: Background Sync

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What is Background Sync?

If you have The Bible Study App on multiple devices then you already know that the ability to sync your notes, highlights, bookmarks, and reading plans between devices is a great feature. In the past if you were using The Bible Study App on your laptop and forgot to hit the sync button, your current annotations wouldn’t be available on your other device. Background sync now takes care of that problem.

As long as you are signed into your free Olive Tree account, The Bible Study App will now automatically sync all of your notes, highlights, reading plans, etc. To see when the last automatic sync happened just tap on the My Stuff icon and look at the bottom of the window. (See image right) You still have option to manually sync by simply tapping the sync button.

What about if I don’t want automatic sync turned on?

To change your sync settings tap Settings>Advanced Settings> Sync Settings

You’ll then see two options. You can uncheck ‘Auto-sync’ (on by default) and only sync manually or you can leave it checked and never have to think about it.

If you’re concerned about your data plan you can also check WiFi only (off by default). Doing this will only allow The Bible Study App to automatically sync when connected to a WiFi network. Leaving it unchecked allows automatic sync to happen on both a cellular connection or WiFi.

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