There are some rock-solid books in in the present day’s record of Kindle offers.
(Yesterday on the weblog: How Many Loves Have You Skilled As we speak?)
“To the uninitiated, I look like a man on a morning stroll. I might be noticed to be glancing at my phone, or muttering under my breath, but the true purpose of my walk is probably obscure.” I additionally discover a “walk in the park” to be tremendously useful for extra than simply conserving wholesome.
Randy Alcorn: “It’s not surprising that Scripture calls upon us to imitate and follow the examples of Christ (1 Peter 2:21) and God the Father (Ephesians 5:1). It’s more surprising that we are told to follow the examples of the godly people around us, and to strive, by Christ’s help, to be such examples ourselves.”
“Abortion is a great evil. It’s left an ugly, gaping hole in the world where millions of image-bearing children should be. While the church has largely excelled at calling this despicable spade a spade, she often fails to see this picture: a young, often impoverished, terrified woman—who knows her baby is a human!—but considers abortion anyway. Fear is incredibly potent.”
I can’t imagine I didn’t learn about this characteristic!
Personally, I’ve had some great religious conversations with Muslims and virtually at all times discover them a pleasure to talk to. “The world is changing and so is the face of migration. This increased fluidity and the psychological adjustments that occur in immigrant communities present an open door for gospel engagement by mission-minded Christians. Your Muslim neighbor is not someone to be feared.”
It’s not simply Christians who’re grappling with the negatives of Twitter. “As the internet’s free, most popular platforms — Facebook, YouTube, Twitter — now know, people will use products in ways their inventors didn’t intend them to be used, and with software designed to “scale,” its downsides aren’t obvious till thousands and thousands of persons are utilizing it. Twitter is now attempting to undo the options that induced unseen, unanticipated results — misinformation, trolling, tribalized outrage — by going again to fundamentals.”
“It is clear from the New Testament that the health of the local church is at the heart of global mission, that Paul put no division between existing churches’ growth downwards with the gospels growth outwards, that the discipleship of individuals and the development of churches could only be to the praise of God’s glory and the furtherance of God’s kingdom.”
Having lined the why, I’ve now drawn from Pilgrim’s Progress instruction on the how. Right here is tips on how to backslide in 9 simple steps.
We should remind ourselves that God loves us, not as a result of we’re loveable, however as a result of we’re in Christ, and the love which the Father has for his Son flows over to us as a result of we’re in him. —Jerry Bridges