🎵Listening: Skip, Hop, and Wobble. One of my all-time favorite albums.
This week in the Confession Overview Class, I’ll be teaching on baptism, the Lord’ Supper, and church censures. We start at 11:15am after morning worship on Sunday.
The Anchor Devotional I wrote for today is about why God’s authorship of the Bible is important.
Some people say the Bible doesn’t need to have God as its author in order for it to be helpful. That’s like saying you don’t need a love letter to be from your spouse in order to make you happy.
Currently reading: Leading God’s People: Wisdom from the Early Church for Today by Christopher A. Beeley 📚
“When Christians trust God, they find themselves doing things that otherwise seemed impossible.” (From my devotional today in Anchor.)
Watch out Denver. Here come the Suns! 🏀
Big topics covered this Sunday in the Confession Overview Class. For example: How can you experience communion with God? And what does that even mean? Join us after worship, 11:15am-12:00pm. Here is the updated handout.
It amazes me that God uses human teachers to help us grow, but he does. As Paul said to the Thessalonians, “You became imitators of us and of the Lord…. And so you became a model to all the believers.” Whom are you imitating? Why? Who is imitating you? Is it good that they are?
Currently reading: The Christian Family by Herman Bavinck 📚
Found a nest of quail eggs.
Got a great intern coming from @wscal to officially start the Covenant Summer Internship Program next week. Thx to churches across the @OrthodoxPC for helping us make this possible and to an anon supporter in #Tucson for funding the housing. Y’all are amazing. Praise God!
This is so exciting. Go Suns! 🏀
R. Scott Clark: “Are P&R Churches “Wholly Inadequate” To Investigate Abuse?”
“This is not a binary choice. The church should fulfill its vocation to address sin but it should do so with all the resources it has to hand.”
It’s time for home economics to make a comeback.
Reading: Thoughts on Family Worship by James W. Alexander. 📚
As authoritative, powerful, helpful, and life-giving as God’s Word is, I hope you’re in a church where you get to hear lots of the Bible. @LigonDuncan explains more about the public reading of Scripture. Advice for pastors included. (Tweet)
This Sunday at Covenant, I continue my overview the Westminster Confession of Faith after worship. Coming up: oaths and vows; civil govern; marriage and divorce. Here are the notes..
In Christ, we are also children of God and walk in the way of our Father. “Walk with God, before God, and after God” via @fredfredsanders
Good: Jehoshaphat walked in all the way of Asa his father. Glorious: Jesus walked in all the way of God his father.
Feedback can be very valuable for pastors or any kind of leader, but it can be hard to get, especially if you want it fast. Here are a few ideas I’m sharing that might help.
Here is the secret to contentment: