Friday, October 20, 2017

Trolling, Truth, or both? How 'LBGT-Affirming' is like KJV-onlyism

Provocative post today by Joe Carter on The Gospel Coalition blog titled "How ‘LBGT-Affirming’ Is Like KJV-Onlyism".

He makes some interesting arguments and comparisons.

What do you think?

Monday, October 16, 2017 resource site has put together some really good courses that they offer for FREE!  There's even an Android App to go along with it.  Additionally, your church can create their own landing page (for a cost) and deliver teaching content through this site.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Things to pray for your church

Good stuff from The Gospel Coalition.

What to Pray For

1. That we would have unity amid diversity—loving those with whom we have nothing in common but the gospel.

2. That a culture of discipling would form in which making disciples is viewed as an ordinary part of the Christian life.

3. That faithful elders would use Scripture to train members to do the work of ministry.

4. That a hunger for studying the gospel would form among members so that they can guide and guard one another in it.

5. That transparent, meaningful relationships would become normal and remaining anonymous strange.

6. The preaching of God’s Word—that it would be biblically careful and Holy Spirit imbued.

7. That elders would remain above reproach, kept from temptation, complacency, idols, and worldliness.

8. That the church’s songs would teach members to biblically confess, lament, and praise.

9. That the church’s prayers would be infused with biblical ambitions, honesty, and humility.

10. That adult members would work to disciple teenagers and not just leave it to programming.

11. That the church’s primary teachers grow in dedication to God’s Word even when no one’s watching.

12. That it would grow in being distinct from the world in love and holiness, even as it engages outsiders.

13. That members would share the gospel this week—and see more conversions!

14. That members would be prepared for persecution, remembering to love, not curse, their persecutors.

15. That hopes for political change would be outstretched by the hope of heaven.

16. That giving would be faithul, as well as joyful, consistent, and sacrificial.

17. That more members would use their careers to take the gospel to places it’s never been.

18. That members would be good and do good in their workplaces this week.