May you know the Lord’s blessings as you honor and serve him this weekend.
I am wondering if I have any readers who live in Zurich or Malta. If so, would you mind getting in touch?
As Saturdays go, this is an exceptional one when it comes to Kindle deals.
(Yesterday on the blog: A Christian Case for Bitcoin and Blockchain)
“Congregational singing — which includes the one who sings like it’s an American Idol audition and the one who can’t find the right key — is the most heavenly sound you’ll hear on earth. Because of this, it’s important to find a church that has congregational singing. It ought to be a priority when looking for a church home.”
This article coincided well with my devotions yesterday (which took me to John 10): “Sheep stink and they stand really close to each other. They don’t all look the same, but they all have similar inclinations. All sheep lack an ability to lead themselves anywhere safe. That’s why they need a shepherd, so they don’t go astray and get picked off by a wolf.”
“Why the extravagance? Why does God give us billions of gifts every second (even the chance to marvel at a myriad of strange insects) when most of us won’t end up seeing the majority of them? Why is God so spendthrift?”
There are some helpful reflections here on the matter of identity.
Christians are sometimes called to “do what we have to do and get through it. However, “gritted teeth Christianity is not Christianity, for mere external obedience has never been the Christian’s obligation.”
“The whole discussion of beauty in art was much simpler before technology. ” That’s an interesting notion…
The decision I make ought to be right for my family, but I have no business making a decision on behalf of someone else and then despising or condemning them.
It is the students of the Bible, and they alone, who will find it a weapon ready in hand in the day of battle.—J.C. Ryle