Saturday Snippets (November 14)

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 you can’t be a Christian without the church

“The church gives a visual presentation of the gospel when we forgive one another as Christ has forgiven us, when we commit to one another as Christ has committed to us, and when we lay down our lives for one another as Christ laid down his life for us. Together we can display the gospel of Jesus Christ in a way we just can’t by ourselves.”

6 Members Who Build Up the Church

Be these kind of church members, it glorifies God, builds up the church and encourages your leaders.

The gift of the psalms

“The psalms help us reorient ourselves towards gratitude and even towards celebration. Psalm 150 culminates with “Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord.” What unbridled joy! These words give us a taste of what we look forward to even as we live in this space where the creation is still groaning.”

Tell me what you’re looking for…

Take a minute to give some feedback on how to improve this blog. I want it to be a helpful resource for you.


This looks like a really helpful tool to remember. A resource to guide you towards helpful materials of all kinds. Enjoy!

Stop! Think Twice Before Switching Churches in 2020

“It’s been a hard year. Many of us are struggling. But the local church is actually God’s mechanism for helping strugglers endure. That’s a truth often forgotten. It doesn’t help, of course, that the pandemic has made it easy to hide behind a screen or drift to a different flock. But unless there is rank heresy—and we should be slow to level this charge—or the leadership has departed from first things (1 Cor. 15:3), stay put. Be faithful. Live out your discomfort in the context of flawed people who know you and care for your soul.”

The Call to Witness is a Call to Worship

“The call to witness is the call to worship.”

Timeline of Ezra and Nehemiah

This is a helpful tool to look at when studying or preaching Ezra or Nehemiah. Check out Meek’s blog, some really good stuff on there!

Murk and Hope

A beautiful piece by Abigail Rehmert based on Psalm 116.

Beauty in the Barren Fields

A beautifully written post by Madelyn Canada. Check out her blog, some great material there.

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