Saturday Snippets (January 23)

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…

We need more than mere explanation

“We can restate the text without too much work. Turning it into something that people will both understand andknow what to do with as they head to work, the job centre, on a Monday morning is an altogether different issue.”

Christians, Love One Another

“Let us turn away from the individualistic mindset that especially plagues this generation (sadly even the church), and consider the many ways in which we can love one another. Countless blessings will flow from this, and God will get the glory.”

Stop Being So Productive and Learn To Pray

“Don’t waste your life, slaving away at dreams that won’t ever satisfy you while Christ is standing at the door knocking. Be with God. He waits to be gracious to you and exalts Himself to show mercy to you as He did Israel (Isaiah 30:18).”

Don’t Substitute Your Pastor For A Screen

“Here are three reasons why your local church pastor is not to be substituted by a pastor on a screen…”

What Should Engaged Christian Couples Know about Sex?: 11 Myths about Marital Intimacy

“Below are the talking points for the conversation about intimacy. I’ve cast them in the form of “myths,” which is to say that everything listed below is not true. We give the list to each couple, and for thirty to forty minutes my wife and I discuss why each statement is false, often adding a few reasons why God might have something better for married couples than the myth promises.”

7 Threats From a False Teacher

“Keep standing for the truth and holding fast to sound doctrine. Preach the truth (1 Corinthians 2:2). Refute error (Titus 1:9). Expose evil deeds (Ephesians 5:11). There is a coming King who is building His church (Matthew 16:18). His reward will be great for those who stay faithful.”

Is it Biblical for Women to be Pastors or Elders?

“All people of all colors, genders, and races are to be seen as equal image-bearers of God. None of that changes gender roles in God’s design. There are specific things God has called each sex to fulfill in the fullest sense. We do well to follow His design.”

The Trinity: Unmanipulated Father, Son, and Spirit

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When the Future’s on Hold

“God may give us an immediate future that is painful and unwanted, just as he did to the exiles. But he is growing his church; and in the end, he’ll bring us to himself.”

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