You’re Gonna Wanna Read This! 7/21/18

H. B. Charles, Jr. wrote this short blog that is so good and so true based on the last part of Mark 1, in which the leper comes to Jesus asking to be healed.  “The priority of this passage it what it teaches us about Jesus, but there is a lesson about prayer in the actions and words of the leper. The way he came to Jesus shows us how to go to God in prayer.”

5 Marks of Effective Prayer

Scott Hubbard, from Desiring God, shows that “Christians sing not only at sunrise, when rescue has finally rushed over the horizon. They also sing at midnight, when the blackness makes the sun seem burnt out.”  This is a short article as to why it is necessary to sing even in the darkest of nights.

Raise Your Song in the Night

John Murray explained the importance of definite atonement even in evangelism.  “…If we universalize the extent of the atonement we must limit its efficacy, and when we limit its efficacy it is an impoverished and truncated salvation that the ministers of evangelism have to offer.”

Evangelism and Definite Atonement[?] (Murray)

We are told to examine ourselves in Scripture to see if we are of the faith.  But the problem comes when we become introspective rather than self-examining.  “There’s a fine line between self-examination and introspection,” wrote Kristen Wetherwell.  Find out more by reading:

Don’t be Introspective.  Examine Yourself

We often hear that we need to live in community and do life together, but there’s more to it than just community according to Drew Hunter.  “But there’s a difference between community in general and friendship in particular. You can be in community with any number of people but not actually have any true friends.”  This one is both video and article.  Hope you enjoy.

Community vs. Friendship

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