28 January 2008
If you don’t notice I changed the layout, not much a change but still something
Ten Questions For Expositors – Derek Thomas (Unashamed Workman), Steve Lawson
Jerry Bridges on Four Ways to Love (Pure Church) is the description of four ways we could live our Christian life
Something to Keep in Mind (Desiring God)
Last week was the map of church bodies, now here is the map of fat bodies (CNN)
Found out about the Sovereign Grace Ministries YouTube page this week, Justin Talyor points us to video’s on Dave Harvey’s book, When Sinners Say “I Do”: Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage (Between Two Worlds), basically Dave Harvey giving an overview of each chapter of his book, good stuff
And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.”
This Book, which all true Christians live upon and love, is the subject about which I am addressing the readers of this paper this day. Surely it is no light matter what you are doing with the Bible. Surely it is matter for erious inquiry whether you know anything of this love to the Word, and have this mark of walking “in the footsteps of the flock.” (Cant. 1:8) I charge you, I entreat you to give me an honest answer. What are thou doing with the Bible? Dost thou read it? HOW READEST THOU?
-J.C. Ryle, Practical Religion
21 January 2008
Change of layout coming next week (hopefully)…
The Heart and the Head (Boundless), should discernment be from the head or the heart
The True Meaning of Headship: Part One (The Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood) Part Two, Part Three
Do I Not Hate Those Who Hate You, O Lord? (Desiring God)
The Church’s Mission Statement? (Pulpit Magazine), ever thought the mission statement for your church was really important
Map of Church Bodies in America
Laser Alarm Clock (Urban Trend)
It May Be Time to Pluck Your Eye (Desiring God)
The Twilight of the Books? (Albert Mohler)
The bare fact is that reading is not an important part of the lives of many persons — including millions who can read. Americans have far more leisure time then ever before, but they fill those hours with everything from television to video games to surfing the internet. These media often use words, but they may also be the great enemies of literacy.
20 Reasons to Read: Good Christian Books (Unashamed Workman)
So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.
As a church we must come together to worship God in one body.
Mutual Belonging As Local Church Membership (Pure Church)
7 January 2008
This post will be on the light side because I really didn’t have time to work on it, I apologize in advance
It’s not fun when your flight has been canceled for the following day at 6:45am when you arrive at the airport the day before thinking your flight was 7:25pm
Read to Lead: How to Digest Books Above Your “Level,” probably not going to do everything that article says, but sounds like a very plausible task
Thabiti Anyabwile points us to a very solid quote on reading by John Wesley (Pure Church)
So Paul, standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: “Men of Athens, I perceive that in every way you are very religious. For as I passed along and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription, ‘To the unknown god.’ What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you.”
Some of you may know that the studios have decided to put out Rambo IV, I little excited for it to come out. If you like those kind of movies check out the trailer (Warning: Very bloody), but what I wanted to point out was a line Rambo uses in the trailer. In one of those intense moments where the actor is suppose to say something memorable and deep, he says, “Live for nothing or die for something!” That quote instantly reminded me of what Paul said he found, “an altar with this inscription, ‘To the unknown god.” Growing up in the post-modern age, it’s fine whatever you believe, you believe and I cannot do anything about it but accept it. The culture tells you it is fine if you don’t agree as long as you believe in something, as long as you have a purpose. When did “finding a purpose” become the ends? As long as you die for “something,” whatever it may be, you are fine; as long as you are happy then that means you have succeeded in life.