The list of books below were written or co-written by Dr. J.K. Jones.
This is the word of the risen Christ, the one who has eyes like flames of fire, who holds seven stars in his right hand and who searches the minds and hearts of all humans. In Revelation 2–3 his word comes to us like a two-edged sword, both encouraging and judging. Jesus calls us to hold fast in the face of temptations of all sorts, but sternly warns those who follow false teachings. Though Jesus is speaking to seven ancient churches of Asia Minor, his words ring true today, calling us to
- patient endurance
- not fearing tribulation
- repenting of a dead faith
- keeping God's Word
- receiving the crown of life
- the blessings of conquerors
Jesus Speaks combines short devotional chapters with a seven-session small group guide, which forms a church-wide series when coupled with the companion seven-session DVD. Jesus offers us his guidance through both the pitfalls and paths toward holiness. Are you ready to listen?
As Christians, we are called to speak.
Some of us speak out in our workplaces. Others in our schools or neighborhoods. Our audiences may vary in size, but we are all called to witness to Christ in us. Pastor Mike Baker puts it like this: "Jesus himself has commissioned each of us to be a witness for his kingdom. And every believer has a faith testimony—a story of how Jesus has made all the difference—compelling us to be his representatives." Written in daily devotional style, this book is designed to be an encouragement and support as you identify and add your voice to the chorus.
In addition to the chapters by Mike Baker, there are daily devotions by J. K. Jones and a seven-session weekly group study guide by Jim Probst to help you process all that you are learning. Also available is a companion DVD of brief weekly video teachings by all three pastors, which completes this church-wide curriculum series. We live in an age of meaningless chatter. It's time we became speakers of Truth.
Letting the Text Win
Letting the Text Win is intentionally designed to help the new and inexperienced preacher capture a methodology in sermon-making, as well as discover a theology of preaching that can be built on for a lifetime. Veteran preachers will also discover an encouraging reminder of the size and scope of this great undertaking. Letting the Tex Win will b a refresher course for all who proclaim the Word of God.
Open: The Life of a Dangerous Witness
Has it ever occurred to you that we've been invited to play an important role in the greatest story of all time? From creation to fall, from the fall to the rescue, and from the rescue to the restoration, God's story is being revealed. Each and every Christ-follower is empowered as a messenger, entrusted with the message of Christ's redeeming work in the world!
As we journey from the Old Testament prophets to the modern-day missionaries among us, we will consider what it means to live OPEN to God's work in us, through us, and for the world around us. This is an expansive topic that has been unfolding for thousands of years and will continue until Christ's glorious return. Our hope and prayer is that thousands will be encouraged and equipped to live:
- Open Lives- Your first and best witness to the life you live
- Open Arms- Connecting with those apart from Christ
- Open Witness- What is your story?
- Open To All- Knowing and sharing the story of the Savior
- Open Mouth- Timely Truth-Telling
- Open Doors- Praying for the Holy Spirit at work
May we be willing and eager participants in His story as it unfolds!
Source: Right Now Media
Living Like Christ in a Love Starved World
"We love because He first loved us"
(1 John 4:19)
"Beloved, let us love one another"
(1 John 4:7)
"By this all people will know you are my disciples"
"But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you:
"Do not love the world or the things of the world"
(1 John 2:15)
"Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends"
These six magnificent Bible passages give shape to this special study focused on the ridiculous love of God. In Jesus Christ, our Savior, is the real life example of what this love looks like. The challenge in this study is to learn how to live like Christ in a loved-starved world. It is not only ridiculous, it is possible.
Walk: Our Journey Toward Christlikeness
This small group study addresses the enormous topic of spiritual formation (how we grow in Christ) with a single metaphor and a working definition. Our hope is that the imagery of WALK will help us to convey what each of us experiences on this journey of faith. There are many helpful definitions of spiritual formation, but for these purposes we've chosen the following definition to serve as an outline for this small group study:
- God the Holy Spirit take the initiative
- Through various means
- In cooperation with our response
- Changes us to look like Jesus
- In order to serve others
- To the glory of God
May God richly bless you as you connect in community and WALK with Christ on this journey of faith!
Source: Right Now Media
What the Monks Can Teach Us
The world at its worst needs the Church at its best.
Is the Church healthy and fruitful today?
What needs to happen for the Church to really be the world-changing ,divine fellowship God intended?
More programs? The Church doesn't need more programs. Increased busyness is not the answer. What's need is a rediscovery of the balance between personal piety and community charity, of love of God and love of neighbor.
This book is about change.
What the Monks Can Teach Us seeks to examine five large questions relation to discovering a biblical form of monasticism:
- Why the call to re-monk the Church; what's behind it?
- What objections are there to this call?
- What is Christian monasticism?
- What are some tools available for re-monking the Church?
- How does this change occur?
"Learning from the monks is not a quick program to be implemented in the life of local congregations or hurriedly incorporated into Bible college or university campuses. What this holy undertaking requires is a body of disciples who believe that in humbly gazing upon the seeking the Father in a quiet, godly way there can not only change the Church, and the world, but most importantly, be changed themselves." - J.K. Jones
J.K. Jones' hope is to encourage a longing for God, which will in turn produce a longing for telling others about Him.
Reading with God in Mind
"My dear friend, J.K Jones, does everything with God in mind-preaching, teaching, grading papers, playing ball, watching TV, waxing his car, riding his motorcycle, and polishing his shoes. One of his favorite things to do though is reading. But the difference between the reading of most people and the reading of J. K. is that everything he reads he takes captive to Christ. His consuming question is, 'How is God speaking to me and shaping me through this work?' This motivational/devotional book is a marvelous 7-step recovery program for addicted readaholics. and is a great invitation to reading wannabes. Perfect as a supplemental text for a basic class on the Christian Life."
Synopsis by Mark Scott - Former Academic Dean at Ozark Chistian College
These books are out of circulation, but you can still find them on amazon or other third party sellers.
A Well Worn Path
Psalms on the Prairie
Memoir: A Mighty God Indeed