These titles are taken from sermons preached by Jamie Buckingham. They are now in booklet form and can be purchased in paperback or as an e-book. Please click on each title for more details.
This booklet is taken directly from Jamie’s last sermon, preached to the Tabernacle Church in Melbourne, Florida in January 1992, less than a month before his death.
In this booklet, Jamie Buckingham shares how the weights in this life, like the weights on a grandfather clock, keep us moving in the right direction. Without them, we may stop seeking God’s guidance, or just stop altogether.
Jamie pokes fun at himself and our cultural definitions of beauty as he asks the question: How does God see us? Jamie introduces us to Leah, a woman in the Bible who was not only unattractive; she also had a beautiful sister—and they were both married to the same man! This is the story of how Leah came to know God’s acceptance and love, despite her less-than-perfect outward appearance and her always-second-place social status. It’s also a story about you and me and the rest of the ugly people in the world—and the overriding truth that God looks beyond our physical imperfections to see our heart.
The blessed tree, like a godly person, will not bear fruit all year long. There are seasons for bearing fruit and there are seasons for not bearing fruit. In those barren seasons we should not be discouraged. God is still working on and through us, and we will produce fruit in the proper time. But we must remember, even when our branches are barren and the rains don’t fall, to keep our roots dug deep into the reservoir of Living Water.
It is God’s plan for us all to grow old and to go through physical changes. But it is not God’s purpose for us to grow old and stop serving Him. Regardless of how old you are or how you feel physically, God has a plan for your life. Regardless of age, you have high value to God.
“If we truly believe God is in charge, we might as well relax and enjoy life.” This is the theme of this booklet as Jamie gets personal with fellow pastors as well as with himself. This book will make you laugh, and think, and perhaps allow you to enjoy life just a little more than before.
It is difficult for many of us today to imagine living in a nation without religious freedoms. But that is what Habakkuk had to endure. When he took his complaints to God, you might be surprised at God’s response.
Jamie shares what we as Christians are to do when it turns out that God’s plan for our life is different from our hopes or our dreams.