Here are some uplifting or interesting essays from some elders in the faith that you might enjoy. This first one is by Thabiti Anyabwile, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Grand Cayman in the Grand Cayman Islands and a Council member with The Gospel Coalition.
And Such Were Some of You: "If we’re Christians, we’re not now what we once were. A great change has been wrought in our souls and our future." Uplifting short story of a Muslim's conversion. Salvation gets me crying every time.
Clint Archer writes about the biblical position of "Dad" and uses a sports analogy even this book nerd enjoyed.
Let's not forget the moms. The Christian Pundit opines about The Stay-At-Home-Martyr? Not so, it's about how blessed moms are.
If you have longer to spend, Pastor John Downey posted two video sermons by David Platt on biblical manhood and biblical womanhood.
Theologian Caleb Schumacher expertly addresses the Top Five Misconceptions of Calvinism. Read this if you're confused about why all the hubbub, or just want to know more.
Conrad Mbewe writes from the land of Victoria Falls about The African Phenomenon of The Rented Crowd. Important to note when looking at photos and reports of filled-to-bursting congregations in Africa.
I thought this essay from the Reformation21 blog on "Losing Adam" was extremely interesting in light of the discernment essay I'd written yesterday about the recent attack on the accepted interpretation of Adam and Eve by Rabbi Manis Friedman. Jeremy Walker opened his essay by saying, "Losing Adam means losing so much more besides. That is because losing Adam is likely to prove the beginning of losing our Bibles." "In the beginning" is in the beginning for a reason.
In The Daily Bible John MacArthur reminds us of God's special provision for widows and orphans:
"Exodus 22:22 widow or fatherless child. God reserved His special attention for widows and orphans who often had no one to care for them. He also reserved a special reaction, His wrath, for those abusing and exploiting them. This wrath would work out in military invasions as the sword reduced the abusers’ families to the same status of being without spouse or parents."
God is such a wonderful God- "For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him." (2 Chronicles 16:9a)
Whether you're in America or Africa, east to west, here or there, whether you're a young man struggling with the sins of the Super Bowl half-time spectacle, a widow or orphan, a dad or mom keeping the family together, or just a sinner (we all fall under that category!) then just remember His eyes scan the earth, miss nothing, and see you there, little one, valiantly going forth day after mundane day, serving Him the best you can for His glory
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