Here are some of the articles that I’ve read recently and have found interesting, helpful, challenging and encouraging. I hope that they will be the same for you, my dear readers.
Should Christians Read Other Books, or Just the Bible?
This is one of those questions that I’ve heard and been asked a lot of times. I normally quote Spurgeon, as Hayashi does, because he hits the nail on the head “Visit many good books, but live in the Bible.”
This is a helpful article that gives a summary of dispensationalism. I personally don’t agree with this framework, or interpretation of Scripture, and have been searching for a succinct summary of it for a long time. Here it is.
4 Ways Paul Encourages Us to Love the Church (Even When It’s Hard)
“The truth about the church shaped Paul’s experience of the church. The truth should shape us, too, so that belonging to this ordinary gathering of unremarkable people becomes one of the highest joys and greatest privileges of our lives. In the unassuming assembly of our local churches, Christ manifests his glory.”
Expository preaching, what it is and what is is not (or should not be)…
“My job as a preacher is not to showcase my knowledge or to dazzle people with funny and fascinating stories, my job is to point them to the Wonderful Saviour and call them to glorify Him in all they do and say.”
What do people think about the Bible?
A really interesting article by Ian Paul here.
THREE THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN YOU’RE DIGITALLY WORN OUT
This is a helpful article that is very relevant for people, probably a lot of us, who are digitally exhausted.
Sell Yourself Short
The Rare Joy of Christian Humility
“Ultimately, it is the bigness and unsurpassed beauty of Christ, who is “the radiance of the glory of God” (Hebrews 1:3) and whose worth we cannot overstate, that frees us from exaggeration and inspires us to understate self.”
5 Insights Into Your Feelings Under Lockdown
Some helpful insights from Peter Mead “This lockdown is stirring all sorts of emotions and feelings in us. We will be tempted to trust those feelings because they are based on the reality that we see all around us. Our problem is not the feelings. Our problem will be if we leave God out of processing the feelings he created us to have.”
NO FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Zach Barnhart has some interesting thoughts on the topic of fasting. I’ve been interested in fasting since writing my Bible College dissertation on it in 2015.
Charles H.B. draws some insightful reflections from Psalm 119:3. Our desire should be to always sit under the Lord’s teaching!