Month: April 2020

Book Review – Courageous by Robert Jeffress

Leadership & Life

The introductory story in each chapter of Robert Jeffress’ new book provide interesting illustrations of the ten strategies for thriving in a hostile world (book subtitle). While Courageous (Baker, 2020) does not necessarily include any new insights, the principles presented are consistently wise advice for Christian discipleship.

Courageous is easy to nicely organized, and appropriate and engaging for any individual, from teenagers to mature adults. I recommend it!

Note: This book was presented to the reviewer for no cost in exchange for an unbiased review through the Baker Books Bloggers program.

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Scripture is Sufficient

Originally posted on excatholic4christ:
One Foundation: Essays on the Sufficiency of Scripture Edited by Jeremiah Johnson Grace to You, 2019, 199 pp. I had the pleasure and blessing of reading this collection of articles, which expound on the sufficiency of God’s Word. This book…

Fulfilling the Call to Missions

Yirah Group

Fundamental to the New Testament’s teaching on the church is that all believers have an important part to play in the extension of the kingdom of God. The body of Christ is made up of a variety of people who possess a variety of gifts (1 Cor. 12:12–31), all of which are necessary for the church to function properly. The church’s task cannot be accomplished by one individual; all of us must work together to advance the Lord’s mission. Furthermore, all who work to achieve the ends for which our Father has created His church will be rewarded, no matter the particular part they play in the kingdom’s advance.

This truth is taught clearly in today’s passage, the conclusion to Christ’s missionary discourse. So far, Jesus has called His disciples to ministry and has prepared them for the inevitable opposition from this fallen world (Matt. 10:1–39)…

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Tim Keller Says Churches Will Need to Learn How to ‘Do More With Less’ and Sacrifice Luxuries to Help Those in Need in Aftermath of Coronavirus


Tim Keller, retired pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, speaks to Q Conference host Gabe Lyons. | Q Conference

In the aftermath of COVID-19, churches nationwide will need to learn how to “do more with less” and sacrifice programs and other luxuries to help those in need, pastor and author Tim Keller has said. 

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“His Unspeakable Gift!”

Heritage Baptist Weekly Bulletin

2Corinthinans 9:15  Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.

            Charlotte, our youngest daughter, (as most of you know), shared something with us a couple of evenings ago, that I hope will be as much a blessing to you as it was to us.

She told us of how that a few months back, she was going through an extremely difficult time. A time during which she just could not figure things out at all.  Her dreams, which she had thought, were all working wonderfully and according to the Lord’s will from all she could tell, suddenly had all been dashed into pieces.  There was nothing left but heartache and confusion.  She could not understand why God had allowed something like this to happen.  The Lord had blessed her with His truly wonderful salvation and an entire list of other things too numerous to name, why would He not…

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“…For Thou Wilt Answer Me.”

Heritage Baptist Weekly Bulletin

Psalms 86:1-7  A Prayer of David. Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy. Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee. Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily. Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.  Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications.  In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee:for thou wilt answer me.

 I love this!  If there was anyone who could give testimony of this great truth it was King David!  Multiple times throughout the Psalms this “man after God’s own heart,” sings…

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