May grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you on this fine day.
There is a nice little selection of Kindle deals to look at today.
(Yesterday on the blog: Let God Prove Himself)
I consider this an especially timely article from Mark Jones. He encourages pastors to refrain from offering cheap advice on social media. This is a phenomenon that concerns me as well!
“‘There are many ways to skin a cat.’ It’s a strange saying, isn’t it? I mean, who does that anyway! Even still, the idea finds purchase in conversations about fulfilling the Great Commission and multisite. The Great Commission is the cat, people say, and whether your church meets as a single assembly or in multiple sites and services are just different ways to skin it. I fundamentally disagree.”
“When asked in the early fifth century what three graces a minister needs most, Augustine didn’t think twice before responding, ‘Humilitas; humilitas; humilitas.’ When it came to pastoral graces, the great African bishop awarded humility with gold, silver, and bronze medals.” He was undoubtedly on to something…
Jacob considers a father’s love for his children and their inability to understand its depth and width.
Meanwhile, Seth went out picking blackberries and drew some lessons from it.
“Jesus spoke of hell more than anyone else in the Bible.” John Piper explains what Jesus said and why it matters.
We sometimes wonder what difference one person can make to a church…Yet as this woman displayed that morning long ago, one person truly can make all the difference.
The main thing that prevents us from understanding the Bible aright is not a lack of hermeneutical skills but our sin. —Tim Chester