Saturday Snippets…

Here are some of the articles that I’ve read recently and have found helpful, challenging and encouraging. I hope that they will be the same for you my dear readers 🙂

Every once in a while I’d like to keep you up to date with some of the articles that I’ve enjoyed reading. I’d like these posts to be helpful for you and to encourage you to listen to the voice of other bloggers out there who have some great things to say.

Where is Christ in the Old Testament?

As many of us are stuck at home and as some people maybe have more time to read their Bibles hopefully people will also dive into the Old Testament. Here is a blog post by a pastor in Scotland which will help you identify how to see Christ in the Old Testament in 7 places.

Practicing the Ordinances in a Pandemic

During this very unusual time churches are having to think creatively about how to care for their people and how they practice the ordinances, or sacraments, of baptism and the Lord’s Supper. In this blog post Bill Riedel, a pastor in Washington D.C., argues that church should practice the Lord’s Supper.

Can Baptism and the Lord’s Supper Go Online?

In this post Bobbie Jamieson, an associate pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist in Washington D.C., argues that the Lord’s Supper cannot be done online.

Embracing the Quiet Life

Chris Thomas, a pastor in New South Wales, gives us great insights into our current culture and how we are terrified of the ‘quiet life’. Love this quote…

‘The vast majority of Christians in the West have bought into the lie that ‘busy is best’, and ‘loud and proud’ has become our slogan.’

How I’m Praying in a Pandemic

How exactly do we pray during this strange time? Cassie Watson, a ministry apprentice in Sydney, gives us an insight into her own prayer life during this time. At times like these we should all do our duty to obey our governments and all Christians should be praying to our faithful and loving God.

The Celebrity Pastor We’ve Never Known

There are plenty of well-known pastors across the world, often known for their Bible teaching and/or their books. But no pastor is going to be famous for their diligent work of caring for the flock day in and day out. Tim Challies, the godfather of blogging and pastor in Ontario, has written this great post about the work of a faithful pastor.

COVID-19: Living by Probabilities or Providence?

Mike Emlet has written this helpful reminder of who our God is and how we should turn to and trust in Him during this time. We might be tempted to rely on stats and statistics during this time, but as Christians, we should be running to God and trusting in His providence. You can’t beat a blog post that quotes the Heidelberg Catechism!

Being Salt and Light in Isolation

Christians are called to be salt and light in the world, how can we continue to do that during this time of isolation? Bethan has written a helpful blog post with ideas and resources for us. I hope that this post will give you ideas and the courage to continue to be witnesses of Jesus during this time.

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