Monday, January 27, 2020

Weekly Reads

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Each week I plan to share a number of articles that I have come across and thought were helpful/thought provoking. I may not agree with everything that is written, but these articles will hopefully encourage us in our Christian walk, and motivate us to search the Scriptures to see what God has said about how we are to think and live. Enjoy!

Daddy, How Do I Look? by Tim Challies
This world is too dark for the likes of her. She's too sweet, too tiny, too good, too pure. How will she make her way?

Dads, Your Children Need Both Quantity and Quality Time With You by Randy Alcorn
There is no substitute for time spent with your children, and no substitute for your undivided attention.

Help! My Faith is Being Opposed in the Classroom! by Gene C. Fant, Jr.

Help! I Hate My Job! by Jim Hamilton
In this podcast, Jim Hamilton discusses what to do when you hate your job. He offers encouragement for those frustrated in their work, reflects on God's original intention for work at creation, and explains the difference between a job and a vocation.

5 Reasons We Eat Together as a Family by Tim Challies

18 Things to Pray for Your Church by Jonathan Leeman

5 Ways to Pray for Your Pastor by Nicholas Batzig

Praying for Abortionists and Those in the Abortion Industry Makes an Eternal Difference by Randy Alcorn
So, while not stopping our efforts to change people's minds and hearts and advocate for unborn children, let's not forget to earnestly pray in faith.

Try Using Questions in Evangelism by Bob Wilkin

Friday, January 17, 2020

Weekly Reads

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Why You Need Sermons That Don't Directly Apply To You by David Gunderson
How can you benefit from a talk on anxiety if you're not worried, marriage if you're not married, or depression if you're not down?

Aging Gracefully by Tim Challies
There are few longings in my heart deeper than this: that God would let me live a godly, purposeful, dignified old age.

Ten Exhortation Concerning Gossip Blogs and Online Speech by Denny Burk

How Should We Think About Technology as Christians by Tim Challies
I encourage people to understand that there's a battle going on in any use of technology and that we need to be very, very careful to ensure that we're using these things for good, not using them for ignoble purposes.

Iranian Official: Mass Conversions Are Happening 'Right Under Our Eyes' by Lindy Lowry
As persecution against Christians intensifies in Iran, the church is standing strong. In fact, it's growing!

The One Life Dream that Makes a Girl Blush by Andrea Burke
But the souls that move in bodies in and around my home? They are a legacy and an investment that I do not ever regret giving it all for.

The Different Family Worship Makes by Donald S. Whitney
It is unlikely that exposure to the church once or twice a week will impress your children enough with the greatness and glory of God that they will want to pursue Him once they leave your home.

The Counterfeit 'Honesty' of Polyamory by Daniel Frost and Hal Boyd
The trend toward privileging desire over commitment and morality has predictable consequences.

How to Overcome Anxiety in the Workplace by Matt Rusten
The local church is primed to develop communities of people who are inhabiting these practices, and perhaps others, that combat fear and anxiety.