Saturday Snippets (August 1)

As well as reading a lot of books, I also read a ton of articles every week. 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…

Why Should Pastors Care About Their Holiness?

A good and helpful reminder for Pastors to guard their holiness as they lead the flock that God has entrusted to them.

Understanding Teen Anxiety and Depression

As teen anxiety and depression rises we need to be equipped to help in any way we can. Here’s a really good article by David Murray that’s adapted from his book ‘Why is my teen feeling like this?‘ I haven’t read the book yet.

Your Word I Have Hidden in My Heart

“As Christians, we need to echo the high regard for the Word of God in this psalm [Psalm 119], but also seek to internalize it, to make it work in us towards our sanctification. We hide Scripture in our heart by memorizing it.”

Be Faithful But Not Dull!

“Communication is far more than a few spoken words into a microphone on a Sunday morning and much more than a blog post. Communication is about how we capture people, how we excite them to see the wonders of what we teach and how to invite them into the riveting story that we are telling.”

Loving Your Muslim Neighbour

“In order to communicate the gospel well we need to understand their perspective on a number of matters. One step toward better understanding includes becoming familiar with Islamic theology.”

J. I. Packer: In His Own Words (video)

Here’s what J.I. Packer had to say about his own life and ministry.

5 Questions about Mental Illness

  • What is mental illness?
  • Is mental illness a helpful label?
  • How does mental illness affect someone?
  • What causes mental illness?
  • What cures mental illness?

You Will Regret Giving In; What to Do When Tempted

“You will not regret resisting sin. You will regret giving in. Choke temptation by taking refuge in Jesus and the means of grace he provides: pray to God, flee the scene, call a friend, and make a plan. As you begin to fight afresh, remember that what sin promises so much now will only steal your joy in God.”

How To Respond to Social Media Enemies

“In your online Christian life you will encounter enemies, haters, cursers and abusers and you are to respond by loving them, doing good to them, blessing them, and praying for them. This is truly an extraordinary kind of love—the very kind of love Jesus showed to us, for while we were still enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son (Romans 5:10).”

8 Things Your Bible Says About Itself

Matt Smethurst is one of my favourite authors and bloggers, he has a way of communicating truth that is so simple yet profound. Enjoy this one 🙂

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