It isn’t much of a day for Kindle deals, though I did hunt down a couple. We should be able to track down more in the next day or two.
(Yesterday on the blog: An Early May Family Update)
Here’s some encouragement from Benjamin Vrbicek. “Jesus invites all who are heavy laden. All who feel hitched to a too powerful pickup, all who feel yoked to the servitude of sin, all who stagger under the weight of weariness, all who have rope burns across their necks and sun-scorched shoulders and arthritic aching knees from plowing, plowing, plowing. All may come to Jesus for rest.”
“If you’re a faithful pastor, you want to see people in your church growing in the knowledge of God (Col. 1:10, 28). You also want to see your neighbors come to know God, and your people do too. They sincerely want to know God and make him known (Matt. 28:18-20). But even though many Christians at your church genuinely want to make God known, they struggle in evangelism. Have you ever wondered why that is?”
Trevin Wax is not alone in wanting to make sure he gives big thanks for little things. “It may seem insensitive to say we should look for reasons to be grateful during such a season. Trevin, I’m just trying to survive! I agree with my friend, Samuel James, who believes it is appropriate, even necessary to, mourn what we’ve lost during this season (from church to school to other events with family and friends that make life full). Still, our grief can and should be mixed with gratitude. We may or may not survive, but we certainly won’t thrive unless we chase away some of our discouragement with thanksgiving.”
Jared Cornutt does a great job of briefly describing the context and content of two sermons that together changed the world.
Wendover Productions shows how the coronavirus cased a crisis in air freight and what airlines did to respond.
Peter Bogert: “Over the last months of this pandemic I’ve read a good deal about pastors caring for their people. Numerous blog posts have shared ways in which this can be done and why it is so essential. But here’s my question – when we are able to gather again, will we gradually resume our programs and forget what we have learned about pastoral care?”
This is a really neat look at several of the buildings that together help tell the story of India.
There is nothing better for your spiritual wellbeing than to be in a Christian church. There is nothing worse for your spiritual wellbeing than to be in a Christianish church. Here are a few marks of each.
The Christian knows that the Creator of everything is not a father; he’s their Father. That’s not a metaphor—that’s a reality.—Alistair Begg