Saturday Snippets (October 3)

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…

How Did Charles Spurgeon Address Contemporary Issues in His Preaching?

A good articles exploring how Spurgeon, sometimes referred to as ‘the prince of preachers’, engaged with contemporary issues in his day. Many of us young preachers ad pastors can learn form the older saints who went before us.

Reformed Theological Seminary Journal; Volume 5 Issue 2

There are some interesting articles in this journal. Reading academic articles is a good way to stay in touch with the current theological discussions. Journals can be more up to date than books at times.

Sisters, You Have Permission to Lead an Ordinary Life

There’s a lot of pressure today for people to live an ‘extraordinary life’. Melissa Kruger has some helpful thoughts on this topic.

True Friendships and the Church Today…

“True friendships are a wonderful gift from God. Invest in the people around you, let them into your life, take off the mask and be open and honest. Glorify God by drawing near to those around you and creating a culture of true friendship in your church.”


Sadly it is not uncommon for leaders to fall. The question is, how do we respond to such situations? Mike Mellor has some helpful thoughts for us.

Free Audiobook; The Rewired Brain

Download the free audiobook of the month from Christianaudio.

Grieving a Suicide as a Church Family

“In moments of life like this, it is so important for the church, Christ’s body, to come together so that we can remind each other of the hope that there is in the gospel. Even during the worst circumstances, we need to remember the words of the Apostle Paul in 1 Thessalonians 4:13—“Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.”

Is Faithful Discipleship Spontaneous or Structured? Yes.

Chris Davidson has some really helpful insights into discipleship. Some think that they way they do things is the right way, this article will help you see the benefits of both sides.

Free audiobook; Power Through Prayer

Power Through Prayer challenges the listener to completely alter their perspective on prayer. Rather than simply crossing off a task on a chore list, taking time to pray is meant to deepen a relationship with God. E. M. Bounds lays out the most effective ways to use prayer in this manner and to unleash God’s power. This book is made available by ONEaudiobooks.

Free Ebook; Time for Every Thing?

“Written by Matt Fuller, this free eBook liberates us from the drive to do everything; points us to the source of true rest; and sets out a godly framework to help us prioritise, so that we can be productive without being crushed.”

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