Listening is one of the easiest things you’ll ever do, and one of the hardest and most important. Here are six lessons to help you listen well.
— Read on www.desiringgod.org/articles/six-lessons-in-good-listening
Jason Meyer writes about how pastoral ministry was becoming a burden to him, but Jonathan Edwards’s theology of joy helped him thrive.
— Read on www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/jonathan-edwards-save-ministry/
I’m quickly learning that we should not simply publish our first draft of a post. When I do this I find myself going back several times to correct obvious mistakes. At times I find that I must completely delete the post because it just doesn’t say what I wanted it to say. So I’ve determined that, from now on, I will at least allow the post to percolate for a bit before I post it in its final form.
Please click through to the article linked just below this post. Pastor John (John Piper) selects 11 scripture passages that remind us that God really does work for us. Not in the sense that He is in our employ, but recognizing the fact that we are really completely helpless without God’s assistance. We can’t get through a single moment without God’s help and the wonderful thing about that is that God loves to help us.
I’ve created a new bogging site without ads. I find that I often run across web articles or sites that I find interesting or that I believe help me to grow as a Christian. In the past I posted these sites on my free WordPress site and referred to them there when I wanted to review them. I did not advertise this blogging site, as I was using it mostly for my own reference. Today I decided to increase my presence in order to glorify God’s name and encourage other believers.
I will continue to link to articles and sites that I believe can help me and other believers. If you find this site helpful, encourage your friends to look. If you find this site distasteful, let me know (please be specific concerning what about this site disturbs you). I promise I will consider each person’s input.
The first question of the Westminster Shorter Catechism asks, “What is man’s chief end?” The answer – “Man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy him forever.” This is my plan and my purpose.