The word literal is complicated. According to one of the first definitions in the dictionary, literal means: “adhering...to the ordinary construction of primary meaning of a term or expression.” In other words, being literal can just mean saying what you mean to say, giving primary importance in the moment to...
Here are your Key Connections for the week!
Why I Thank God For Chronic Pain (Kristen Ryken, The Gospel Coalition)
“My body could no longer cope with my constant state of mental and emotional distress.” Kristen Ryken writes a powerful blog post with The Gospel Coalition in which she thanks God for her chronic pain. Be inspired and encouraged by her Gospel-centered post!
How Can I Know That I’m Saved? (Paul Twiss, The Master’s Seminary)
Paul Twiss writes on how assurance is a fruit of faith, what John has to say about salvation, and why Christians should show the same love toward the Heidelberg Catechism that we give to the Westminster.
5 Surprising Ways That Enjoying God Benefits Us (Tim Chester, The Good Book Blog)
A great post in which Tim Chester asks the provocative question: “Do you like God? Perhaps you find that an odd question. We know we’re supposed to love God. But liking God?”
10 Obscure (Yet Interesting) Bible Characters and Their Stories (Kevin Halloran, Unlocking The Bible)
A throwback to a previous post by Kevin Halloran. Do you know names like Korah, Jethro, and Jabez off the top of your head? If not, read more about them here!
What Is The Church? (Colin Smith, Unlocking The Bible)
If three Christians meet at a bus stop every morning, are they a church? What if they talk about the Bible on the train or at Starbucks? Is your small group a church? And if not, why not?
A growing number of Christians have the idea that “church” is simply the plural of “Christian.” They feel that any group of Christians meeting at any time or place is a church.