[Editorial Note: Throughout the month of April, we’ll replace our normal Key Connections with one Key Connection from the Puritan era. Today, we have an excerpt from William Perkin’s Exposition of the Symbole or Creed of the Apostles (Works 1.123-127). This is an edited and condensed excerpt, and you can find the original here.] Faith......
Here are my favorite quotes from key Christian articles around the web, including five reasons your soul matters, why your smartphone might be making you unhappy, and more!
Five Reasons Why Your Soul Matters (Colin Smith, Unlocking the Bible)
Where does sin come from? James 1:14 is a very important verse in the Bible because it tells us how temptation works. Temptation comes to us through the world, the flesh, and the devil. The problem is that, wherever it comes from, it attaches itself to the soul. Our souls are sticky toward sin. Sin attaches itself to our souls.
Is it OK to Be Angry with God over Difficult Things? (Randy Alcorn, Eternal Perspective Ministries)
God is the source of all good and the standard by which good is measured. We may not like what God does, but we’re in no position to accuse Him of wrongdoing. Every breath He gives us—we who deserve immediate and eternal death—is a gift.
Three Reminders For Parents In The Trenches With Young Children (Kole Farney, For the Church)
Compassionate parents see their children as humans with very little experience and knowledge. So many times, Jesus was said to have compassion on the crowds of needy people who followed him… Compassion remembers the frame of our children like God remembers that we are dust and prone to weakness. They are no different than us and much more inexperienced. Your kindness matters
Your Fight Against Sin Is Normal (Brian Hedges, desiringGod)
No one said it better than the sin-fighting seventeenth-century puritan John Owen: “Set faith at work on Christ for the killing of thy sin. His blood is the great sovereign remedy for sin-sick souls. Live in this, and thou wilt die a conqueror; yea, thou wilt, through the good providence of God, live to see thy lust dead at thy feet” (The Mortification of Sin, 79).
Is Your Smartphone Making You Unhappy? (Emily Robertson, The Good Book Co.)
This side of death, we’ll all be recovering sufferers. But as we live the gospel, letting God be God, treating Jesus as our Creator and Saviour, we can know real blessing. We can experience the significance of being made and loved by Him; and the satisfaction of living for Him; the the security of knowing He will give us fullness of life without end. What a wonderful life He has given us!