Learning to Follow When God Speak.
When the Spirit Moves takes the confusion out of how to be filled with the Spirit and how to learn to hear and obey the Voice of God as you walk in life’s marketplace as a follower of Jesus. Rev. Jim Cole-Rous has taught and shared these simple truths for over 40 years, and continues to share this teaching with Christians.
Minor Players Who Impacted Bible Events
When the Holy Spirit leads an inspired writer to record someone’s name in the Bible, there is a story of courage and tenacity; or infamy and duplicity that we can learn from. In God’s Honorable Mentions, you will meet people who played a role in the events recorded in scripture. Here is the story of Judas Iscariot and his father; looking at why Judas betrayed Jesus. Meet the mysterious Melchisedek, and find out why Abraham gave him such deference. Over 50 minor players are presented as found in the Bible.
The Girl Who Wouldn’t Quit
This is an adventurous life story of obedience to God’s call on her life. She touched the lives of children for good, wherever she found them, both in Africa and the USA. Rowena danced through the ‘Pearly Gates’ after leading 20,311 kids to a first time decision for Jesus. Faced with Muscular Dystrophy, she triumphed over every obstacle, both physical and spiritual, and challenged others to follow her example.
Jim Cole-Rous, Minister, Missionary, Author
Jim Cole-Rous was ordained with the South African Assemblies of God in 1958. He maintained his credentials, while seconded to Missionary Aviation Fellowship 1971-1981 then he transferred to the General Council of the Assemblies of God USA. He remains an ordained Minister, with the USA General Council.
Jim worked as Director of Content for Network 211’s website, Global Christian Center.com He has more than fifty articles published on this web site. This is part of the vision to proclaim the 1st Century Gospel through Online Evangelism to reach 100 Million. Their goal is to share the love of Jesus Christ with 100 Million people through the Internet.
Cole-Rous served the Ozarks Chapter of American Christian Writers, as their Magazine Editor and Publisher from 2012-2018. He found the workload was time consuming, as he entered the Post-Graduate School of Theology at Global University, to read for a Master’s degree in Intercultural studies. He is nearing the half-way mark with a goal to publish academic textbooks for Two-Thirds World Theology students in their own culture.
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Reviews of Jim’s Books
Jim Cole-Rous, an ordained Assemblies of God minister currently serving as Director of Content for Network211.com, has written a unique book with 51 fascinating biblical character studies.
Each short chapter leaves the reader wanting more. Cole-Rous spins the tales of lesser biblical characters you need to know. He conveys meaningful lessons- both positive and negative – from each one.
Cole-Rous provides interesting backgroound – the story behind the story – in a popular style, punctuated with an assessment of the surprising significance of the subject, and application to daily life.
I was struck by the immense amount of research woven into Cole-Rous’ work. Add skilled writing and useful application and you have a book worth reading … and rereading.
Read God’s Honorable Mentions for inspiration or study. It is top-notch for both.Ken Horn
This inspiring book is packed with information about more than 50 persons who are named in the Bible. Some of these are people very much in the background of what is happening, while others are more prominent. Most of them are people who were committed to God and had great courage, but some clearly are known for their infamy. What they all have in common is that their names are recorded in the Bible.
When we read their stories, it brings to mind the woman who came to Jesus with an alabaster vial of costly perfume and pure nard. She broke the vial and poured the contents on the head of Jesus. Some were indignant and complained that the perfume should have been sold and the money given to the poor. However, Jesus told them that they have the poor with them always and can help them any time they wish, but He would not always be present. Referring to His death, Jesus said the woman has anointed me beforehand for the burial. Then, He said: “And truly I say to you, wherever the gospel is preached in the whole world, that also which this woman had done shall be spoken of in memory of her.” (Mark 14:9)
James Cole-Rous writes about those whose names have been recorded. He spent over four years doing the research for this book in the Bible and with well-known and respected sources. Each of the people named has a special place in the biblical narratives. Jim applies important truth to our lives from these intriguing people. His chapter titles name the people that are given honorable mention. Here are some of the titles:
The Ethiopian Woman
Caleb One in a Million
A Man David Feared
Simeon the Just
Gehazi-Testing a Prophet
The Family of Jesus
John the Baptist
Woman With a Past
As an example, Jim takes us to the Garden of Gethsemane where the disciples slept while Jesus prayed. Jim asks, “Who recorded these happenings if the disciples were all asleep? His answer is “The Man in the Shadows.” He concludes that this man was John Mark who was writing about himself when he said: “And a certain young man was following Him, wearing nothing but a linen sheet over his naked body; and they seized him. But he left the linen sheet behind, and escaped naked.” (Mark 14:51-52)
Jim explains why he believes that this young man was John Mark who wrote the Gospel of Mark, who joined the Paul and Barnabas missionary team, and who separated from them and returned to Jerusalem. Later the apostle Paul asked Timothy to bring John Mark with him. (2 Timothy 4:11) Jim draws the lesson from this that we need to keep our eyes on Jesus, be patient, and trust Him to guide us.George M. Flattery, Ed.D.
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