Love overcomes evil by doing good, and one of the marks of genuine love is that it is generous. Paul spells out what this looks like in Romans 12:9-21: Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not...
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Did You Know Martin Luther Practiced Bible Journaling? (Herman Selderhuis, Crossway)
In which Selderhuis discusses Martin Luther’s innovative Bible teaching in what was referred to as the “heavenly lecture hall.” This post includes a quoted passage from Luther himself revealing the book of the Bible he found to be “the most important chapter in the New Testament and is the purist gospel. It would be worth a Christian’s effort not only to memorize this letter word for word but also to work with it on a daily basis like daily bread for the soul.”
Why Pastors Should Consider Preaching (At Least) 5 Minutes Shorter (Kevin DeYoung, The Gospel Coalition)
Here’s the bottom line: there’s no need to preach for an hour when 40 minutes will do.The truth is most people will be glad for a shorter sermon. The parents with children in the pew certainly will be. Your wife just might be too. And the nursery workers will rise up and call you blessed.
What Does It Mean For A Mom to Have Freedom In Christ? (Nana Dolce, Risen Motherhood)
A great post discussing whether it is biblical for a mother to work outside of the home. Nana Dolce has great insight into this conversation, and better insights into what Christian community misses out on when we divide over secondary issues.
Be Vigilant, Be Watchful, Be Gentle (Joseph Hamrick, The Blazing Center)
Joseph Hamrick offers his thoughts on what to do, and what not to do, when you are aware of sin in another Christian’s life.
When A Leader Disappoints You (Colin Smith, Unlocking the Bible)
What are you to do in life when a leader you respect disappoints you? I want to give you the most direct answer I can from the Bible here today, and it is simply this: When a leader that you respect disappoints you, you look to Jesus Christ by way of contrast.