Right this moment’s Kindle offers embody some good books from Crossway themed round apologetics.
There’s knowledge for pastors right here. “Sometimes churches forget that names matter. I remember talking to a staff member of a church of about 400. Their staff had gone through the church directory and realized that half the people listed were unknown personally to any of them. That’s not a healthy family.”
This text goes fairly properly with the final one. “The power of a Name Wizard, I discovered, lies in the commitment to learn and use names. That’s not the same as remembering names. Becoming a Name Wizard, then, is much more about the heart than the brain.”
Selecting to talk fastidiously and even sparingly isn’t the identical as compromising. “One of the difficulties we have is the assumption in our culture that basically we all believe the same stuff except that some Christians have this weird hang up about gay sex. But, in truth, the issue isn’t that I disagree with the non-Christian world about gay sex. I disagree with the non-Christian world about pretty much everything- the meaning of life and the reason for the existence of the universe would simply be starters. And, actually, it creates more helpful and less heated discussions when we all acknowledge that.”
That is an astute statement. “He said to me, ‘It seems people come to you with those types of things. Do you find that to be true?’ I initially thought this was a compliment, so I proudly declared, ‘Yes, I believe so. I think I am viewed as trusted and safe.’ He then said, ‘Let’s probe that a bit more. Why else could people be coming to you?’ Over the next several moments we concluded together that it is not always a good thing if people are complaining to me, that perhaps “being a trusted person” was not the one sign I used to be sending.”
Ed Welch: “The challenge is that God’s closeness does not always seem to matter. Our anxieties want relief now, and God’s promises do not guarantee an easier life. He promises a full and abundant life, not an easy one. Confidence in Jesus does not act like a sedative.”
I feel I tousled the hyperlink to this text final week, so I’m making an attempt once more.”What’s price arguing over – or at the very least taking severely – after we’re speaking about worship by music? Right here’s one. We have to perceive the variations between music for worship and music in efficiency.”
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My physique belongs to God. In truth, my physique is owned twice by God, as soon as as a result of he created it and once more as a result of he redeemed it.
Simply because we’re tempted doesn’t imply that we’re our temptations. —Jackie Hill Perry