At the moment’s Kindle offers embody a more moderen one and a few classics.
Crossway has simply launched the ESV New Christian’s Bible. It looks as if the form of factor that may curiosity a number of people and church buildings.
(Yesterday on the weblog: It’s All Concerning the Conscience)
Listed here are John Piper’s reflections on a very unusual second in his lifetime of preaching.
Alistair Begg: “What gave John Owen success in ministry was not so much his oratory skill, nor his evangelistic zeal, nor even his love for the people he shepherded. John Owen was used mightily by God in all these ways because he was a man characterized by personal holiness. And in an age when the church is emulating the world, where it is no longer distinguishable from our pleasure-oriented culture, the example of John Owen shines like a beacon on a stormy night.”
I’m not certified to evaluate if that is true, however it’s actually fascinating.
Listed here are some fairly good the reason why denominations and networks nonetheless matter.
We will preach out of the Bible and preach what’s true, however nonetheless not preach a totally expositional sermon. Right here’s how you can inform the distinction.
Julie Lowe has written a two-part sequence about non secular abuse in marriage and they’re each value studying. “Spiritual abuse occurs when an oppressor establishes control and domination by using Scripture, doctrine, or their leadership role as a weapon. If a husband exhibits control-oriented leadership by lording his power, demanding submission, or using Scripture in daily life or during conflict to shame and punish, then these are signs of spiritual abuse.”
“The word ‘but’ indicates some kind of exception. Time and time again. And perhaps if that’s the way we say it, then there’s actually a little bit of revelation of our own hearts in that. Perhaps we think, down in the dark places of our own hearts, that any prohibition is an exception to love rather than an outflow of it. Which brings us, of course, to our relationship with God.”
Life is a vapor, too quick, too fleeting. However I imagine this: I could not have time to do every little thing I want to do, however I’ve on a regular basis I would like for these issues that God expects me to do.