Key Connections (October 6, 2017)

Where Is God in a Mass Shooting? (Russell Moore, Russell Moore)

Christians sometimes suppose that our non-Christian friends and neighbors want to hear a detailed explanation, to justify God in light of such horror. The Bible doesn’t give us easy answers.

Look Up: Trading Introspection for Awe (Jared Mellinger, Desiring God)

Looking to Jesus is the best and surest way to become more like him. It is, therefore, a serious mistake to think that we grow in the Christian life by focusing on our sins and struggles. A biblical approach to transformation is not fundamentally introspective and self-focused, but Christ-ospective and gospel-focused.

The Holiness of Small Things (Tessa Thompson, Revive Our Hearts) 

In other words, our growth in holiness will often consist of a million little things that nobody besides God will know about. And to joyfully submit to that fact and yet still maintain a zealous desire to pursue holiness is nothing but a work of God’s mighty grace in our hearts—hearts that fall so easily to the lingering snare of pride.

Museum of the Bible Extended Fly-Through

Museum of the Bible will be an unparalleled experience, using cutting-edge technology to bring the Bible to life. UTB is proud to partner with Museum of the Bible this month! Don’t miss the opening this November.

 10 Things You Should Know About Temptation (Sam Storms, Enjoying God)

Whereas God tests our faith, he never tempts it (James 1:13). The purpose of divine testing is to sanctify and strengthen. The purpose of satanic tempting is to deceive and destroy. Evil neither exists in the heart of God nor is he its author. It most assuredly exists in our hearts and we are its author.

When Christ Asks for Everything (Nivine Ritchie, Unlocking the Bible)

Instead of asking Christ to validate what we think obedience should be, Christ asks us the difficult question of whether we will obey his command to give up everything for the joy of following him.

Eden Parker is follower of Jesus and a senior at Wheaton College, studying Christian Education. If you entered her day unawares, you would find her working editorial at UTB, having coffee with a friend, running, throwing a javelin, drawing, or hanging out with her four loving brothers. Eden writes at her website.

Date Posted: Oct 6th, 2017