Grace and peace to you.
Today’s Kindle deals include an interesting title by Collin Hansen and Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra.
(Yesterday on the blog: Deconstruction, Exvangelicals, and Jumping Overboard from an Ocean Liner)
Robert W. Yarbrough comments on Romans 13 and whether Christians should always submit to the government.
“Jesus has not called us to shepherd churches other than the ones he has given us. He doesn’t ask us to think about all the great things we would do for him if everything was different. He calls us to faithfully serve him, and the people he has given us to care for, where we are, within all the realities of our context.”
There are some interesting visualizations here about who we spend time with as we get older. This data can be helpful as we seek to prepare ourselves for the years ahead and as we serve people in our churches.
Here’s a covenantal perspective on the question, “Who are the true people of God?”
“It was one of those serendipitous moments. There, advertised on the Facebook page of a friend from my old days at Fremantle Assemblies of God church in the mid 1980s, was the kitchen table and chair set we had been looking for. My friend was married to another friend from my even older days at Attadale Baptist Church in the late 1970s. This just had to be!”
John Beeson: “We tend to think about stewardship and generosity as something God calls us to once we’ve got it all together. But that’s not how Paul thinks about generosity. Paul invites the spiritually immature into generosity. Generosity is for everyone. Paul wants us all to experience the blessing of the grace that is generosity. He urges this church to step into God’s grace in this way.”
Today fewer people are beginning blogs in the first place and more are abandoning the ones they began in the past. A recent check of my favorite sites found almost 30 that have gone dormant in the past few months. What’s happened?
Soldiers have never been so admired for their victories as the saints have been for their sufferings.—Thomas Watson