Monday, April 23, 2012

This and That

Here is some good stuff:

Pastor Jordan Hall's website, Pulpit & Pen. I enjoy his forthrightness and his humor. A Montanan of the Reformed Southern Baptist variety, this young pastor is incisive and funny. For example, his latest essay as of this writing is titled, Friendship Evangelism: Winning Souls by Your Awesome Personality. LOL! Here is another sardonic romp, "Stupid Church Signs".

Tim Challies has an excellent essay (when are they ever NOT excellent?) titled "Don't tweet that sermon". The piece explores five biblical-ish reasons not to live tweet a sermon. (I added the -ish because the bible doesn't directly address iPads and tweeting, silly).

John MacArthur's recent sermon "The startling servant of Jehovah." Exploring Isaiah 52:13-15, my favorite bible teacher does it again, brings to life the majestic God that is Jesus while at the same time slaying me with the vividness of His personal sacrifice. If you need a great dose of Jesus, this sermon is it.

Erin Benzinger responded to the current issue of people eschewing 'dry theology' for live friendship Gospel-evangelizing in a pointed, clear, convicting way in Perry Noble misses the point. Don't miss.

These are brothers and sisters in the faith, writing about life with Jesus as their backdrop. Their blogs are engaging, loving, and homey. If you want to visit some wonderful Christian people living life and honoring Jesus with their life and words, go to these blogs:

Lin: Backyard In Motion
Tracy: Nothing New Under the Sun
Lydia: Disciple's Diary
Kelly: The Weeping Prophet 
Barbara: Wingabouts
Linda: Today's Grace
Sandee: Serve Him In the Waiting
Jean-Louis: The Light Seed
Kim: The Incredible Gift
Child of God: CPR Ezra 8:23

"He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” (Revelation 2:29). Pray, read, and listen to Him, our Greatest treasure!

7 comments:

  1. Hi Elizabeth, thank you for including "The Light Seed" in your list of Blogs and introducing me to other brothers and sisters. I will visit each one. The Lord has his servants everywhere in the world, they recognize and know each other because they belong to the same fold, and hear the voice of their beloved Shepherd".

    I loved that scripture in Malachi 3 although it is written about Israel. In the context of the last days, it fits the blood connection and affinity that brothers and sisters in the Lord who are like-minded and like-hearted experience even when they haven´t met each other in person and are separated by thousands of miles.

    "The Faithful Remnant"
    16 Then those who feared the LORD talked with each other, and the LORD listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the LORD and honored his name.
    17 “On the day when I act,” says the LORD Almighty, “they will be my treasured possession. I will spare them, just as a father has compassion and spares his son who serves him. 18 And you will again see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not." Have a blessed evening. Jean-Louis.

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  2. Hi Elizabeth,

    Thank you for including CPREzra8.23 in your list of blogs. I am truly touched. :)

    I will stop by and visit the other blogs you have listed. Thank you for sharing, it is always nice to read blogs that are Jesus based and I know with your scrutiny these blogs will be precious.

    Blessings sister,
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  3. Elizabeth,

    I am so grateful that you have included "Backyard in Motion" in your list of recommended Blogs. I count it a blessing that you have led the way for me and others to find fellow believers, and for those who are searching for the TRUTH.
    Blessings, Lin

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  4. To echo Child of God and Lin, thank you so much for mentioning Disciple's Diary on your blog reading list!

    I am so grateful for your commitment to reaching out to believers like myself through your blog and keeping us engaged in what scripture has to say about these last days. I often times find myself overwhelmed with end times prophesy and I thank God for that...otherwise I wouldn't have stumbled upon your blog! I'm glad there are people like you who are willing to study, relate and relay their knowledge to people like me!

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  5. Hello Child of God, Lin, & Lydia,

    You're welcome! I'm grateful to you for your forbearance and wit and dedication. We encourage each other in all the ways and means God gave us, in person with hugs and words and online with words [[and virtual hugs]]!!

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  6. Thank you Elizabeth for mentioning Today's Grace. 23 people took your advice and came for a visit. I check your blog every day that I can be online and I admire your diligence and the research you do to keep us all informed!!! I am adding a link to your blog on my blog roll. Thanks again and God bless you!!!!

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  7. Dear Elizabeth - Thank you so much for linking my blog - Nothing New Under the Sun - to your post. I was extremely humbled that you chose to share the words I write with your readers. I pray that God continues to give me things to write that are worthy of Him and His message for this generation.
    Blessings,
    Tracy
    PS - Everytime I try to post on your website using my Ipad or Iphone, it rejects my ID. I got on my computer so I write this and "thank you". I want you to know that I read every single one of your posts and they speak to me so much.

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