Saturday Snippets (September 4)

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…

“My Cancer Is God’s Servant”: Reflections by Nanci Alcorn

“God is good and His deeds are good. His hands have fashioned everything in my life. It is good that He has afflicted me with cancer to”

Want to Be an Elder? Start Eldering Now.

“every elder is an elder before he is an elder. Every legitimate elder shows himself qualified in character and competence before being appointed to the office.”

How to Survive in an Age of Anxiety

“All over the world, people are being crushed by this kind of anxiety. It’s happening on a daily basis. I know it’s easier said than done, but we need to stop listening to those lies. Anxiety is a massive issue in our society, and as Christians, we need to know how to fight this sin.”

The Odd Concept of Church Shopping

“Church shopping might feel as natural as selecting your favorite grocery store, but we ought to pause and consider the ramifications of having church shopping be part of our lives. There are gifts of church shopping. It is a good thing to be able to leave a church when it stops proclaiming the gospel or offering self-help instead of the Word of God. I am grateful people can leave churches where there are abuses of power. But the ease at which we can and do move from church to church comes with a significant cost attached.”

Prep, Preaching and Practice

“Realistically every preacher is different, so I thought I’d share my prep for you. I’m not a renowned preacher, I don’t have decades of experience, but this is the pattern that I’ve found works for me best.”

The Path to Apostasy

The path to apostasy is paved by bricks of apathy towards Christ. If you want to persevere, then give attention to your affections. Now, how does this happen?”

15 Reasons Your Soul Needs Gathered Worship, Not Just a Livestream

“Amid these various circumstances and uncertainties, we need to lead our people well. Part of that means we need to remind our people of what we lose when we don’t physically gather in worship.”

God Is Thinking About Me

“Iam poor and needy. Is that your self-description today? It is the reality, whether we recognize it or not. No matter how strong, healthy, or financially secure we may feel at the moment, we are poor and needy because we have nothing in ourselves. But at times we feel it much more keenly than at other seasons, don’t we?”

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