Round Up

Spiritual Schizophrenia – If I watched a video of your everyday life for the past six weeks, would I conclude that your faith shapes everything you think, desire, say, and do?

The Book of Job – The book of Job is not answering a theoretical question about why good people suffer.  It is answering a practical question: When good people suffer, what does God want from them?

You Are going to Die – You know, it’s possible that God’s plan for us is littleness. His plan for us may be personal failure.

How To Count It All As Loss – What does it mean to count everything as loss for the sake of Christ? What does it mean to renounce all that we have for Christ’s sake?

Quote:

As we preach the word of God, we must have our toes on the very brink of eternity.  For our voice may be the last voice that many will ever hear. – Steve Lawson

Yesterday’s Tragedy

Sam Storms writes:

I’m inclined to think the best way to respond to the tragedy that struck our community today is simply to say nothing. I have little patience for those who feel the need to theologize about such events, as if anyone possessed sufficient wisdom to discern God’s purpose. On the other hand, people will inevitably ask questions and are looking for encouragement and comfort. So how best do we love and pastor those who have suffered so terribly?

I’m not certain I have the answer to that question, and I write the following with considerable hesitation. I can only pray that what I say is grounded in God’s Word and is received in the spirit in which it is intended.

Read the rest here.

Daily Roundup

Thoughts That Have Helped Me – Bob Jennings went home to be with the Lord in November of 2012.  These are a few thoughts he wrote about 3 months prior.

How Christians Prepare for Suffering – If you think the Christian life is one of ease, health, wealth, etc.  Well, I’m not sure you know the same Jesus that I do.

Law & Liberty: A Biblical Look At Legalism – A new book that is coming out in a month by Don Kistler, John MacArthur, Joel Beeke and Phil Johnson.

Judge Not! – A 16 part bible study by Mike Ratliff.

The Link Between Spirituality and Sexuality – There is an embedded creational link between sexuality and spirituality. We were created for monogamy in both, and when a society loses one, it won’t be long before it loses the other.

Quote:

We must treasure in our hearts that we are not saved merely by what Christ has done for us, but by who He was, is, and will be forever! – Paul Washer