14/10 The Weekly Best

Articles:
You Don’t Need More Parenting Advice – 14 key principles for parenting.
10 Disciplines of A Godly Man – “Matt Chandler once said, “We’ve got a lot of boys with beards these days,” and I believe these words speak powerful truth.”

4 Reasons Spurgeon Died Poor – “Charles Spurgeon could have been one of the richest millionaires in London.”

Positive Purity – God’s command to purity is primarily positive not negative.
How To Help Your Children Fall Deeper In Love With God–  “I believe that there are three things that can bring discipleship back into the home and make it a reality once again.”
Why I’m A ‘Killer Clown” – The clown community is in uproar!
Did you use Growth Strategies? – this is GOOD STUFF!! John Piper has so much wisdom!
Videos:

“Without Jesus”: Shane & Shane (3mins) – Without Jesus you have nothing, you can do good things but what have you gained at the end of the day.

7/10 The Weekly Best

Articles:
Every Click Counts: What You Should Know About The Internet – There is no such thing as private online use. Every site that you click on, watch and dwell in is counted. Where do you spend your time online?
China Launches ‘RELIGIOUS WINTER’ In Bid To Destroy Christianity – Jesus is Lord over all, however persecution is seemingly increasing.
No Cremation – Should I Gift My Body To Science? – “Burning bodies does not have a biblical association that we want to call to mind when a loved one has died. That is one of my big concerns. And burying has healing and redemptive associations such as the sowing of a seed that will sprout and come to glorious flower at the resurrection.”
 
‘Mentoring And Leadership Coaching’ Are Not The Same – “What’s more, when development programs combine or mis-label the two, leaders miss out. So, what’s the difference, and why should we care?”
 
7 APPS To Help You Build New Habits And Reach New Goals – “This is a high-level flyover. I wanted to share my notes and give you a sense of what is available, so you can get started now. Here are seven of the most popular.”
 
What Andy Stanley Has Forgotten – This article comes in the wake of the recent controversy of the bibles role in coming to faith.
 
Faithful Preaching Is Forgetful Preaching – While this is a pastor talking about preaching, you can read this and think about whatever it is you do and apply it just the same.
Where Did Satan Come From? – Mike does a great job not over speculating while still providing some answers.
 
Podcasts:
A Conversation With Tim Keller On Gospel Movements: Timothy Keller Sermons (30mins) – This is a special conversation with Tim Keller on gospel movement and where we find ourselves today.

3 Ways In Advancing The Gospel

Seriously, aren’t our inclinations as people more like cats, than sheep as the bible describes. I mean I love cats, I’m actually a cat guy. However, when it comes to leading a heard of cats one has no hope. They are all fiercely independent, extremely territorial and ridiculously stubborn. All of these characteristics fight against their ability to unify with one goal and love each other deeply. Sheep on the other hand are quite dependant, supportive of each other and don’t mind sharing territory.

In Paul’s letter to the Philippians, he commends the church for their “partnership in the gospel”. Gospel partnership for Paul is more than church attendance, being on a church roster or coming to a church picnic. While some of these things take the form of gospel-like partnership they fall short on many levels.

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30/9 The Weekly Best

Articles:
Where Did All These Calvinists Come From? – The contemporary resurgence of Calvinism is a phenomenon many celebrate, many lament, but none can deny. May Christ grant us grace to press forward in a hostile world with truth, humility, unity, and love.
Some Thoughts On The Recent Exit of Two Mega Church Pastors – “I offer these few thoughts with the sincere hope this makes all of us a little better in the church. I also offer it out of a deep love and respect for Perry, Pete and all of you in church leadership.”
Justin Bieber Play ‘I Could Sing of Your Love Forever’ on the Purpose Tour – It is interesting watching pop stars integrate faith and fame, good on you Bieber for giving it a shot.
Info Graphic On The History Of Bible Software – It’s interesting to see when each software was released.
Sexist Pig Opens The Door For A Woman – These comics do give a glimpse of truth into the strange things people believe.
How An Affair Really Begins – it is a slippery slope people.

4 Essentials To Get That Summer Body

Haven’t we all wanted to have that summer body? Take of that t-shirt and see those abs glistening in the Sun… Well maybe that’s not your thing, or maybe you aren’t that motivated. However, as someone who is a follower of Jesus you cannot say that your physical body doesn’t matter, all that matters is the soul and spiritual things. Just by the sheer fact that Jesus rose from the dead physically with a physical resurrected body should say enough (Romans 8:34). The bible is pretty clear that the way we treat our bodies is extremely important. God says to “present your bodies as a living sacrifice” (Romans 12: 1), God’s spirit dwells in us (1 Corinthians 3:16) and we will be resurrected bodily one day (John 6:40; 1 Corinthians 15:20; Philippians 3:21). I have only listed some of the reasons why, as a Christian, we should care for our bodies better than anyone else in the world.

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23/9 The Weekly Best

Articles:
RUOK? What To DO When Someone Says ‘No’ – A very simple and practical article outlining some helpful steps in dealing with people who aren’t in a good mental space.
6 Benefits Of Ordinary Daily Devotions – I have from time to time become deflated when my time with God wasn’t as moving as I had hoped.
Growing Old Or Growing Young? – Outlines 10 Myths of Church-based Ministry to younger people.
The Beginners Guide To Conflict Resolution – If you are looking for a good place to start, here are some helpful ideas to grab onto.
12 Myths About Calvinism – I just found this a helpfully clear article outlining some of the misconceptions around the theological position that is Calvinism.
Podcasts:
Episode 10: Sex, Gender, and Frogs: An Interview with Patricia Weerakoon (1hr), Thinking Aloud A ToGCast – On the podcasts was a Sexologist who defines and clarifies all things relating to sexuality, gender and how the brain works.
Episode 382: Break Through Your Leadership Barriers // Craig Groeschel (45mins) – Anything Groeschel has to say I find very helpful, practical and relevant in the leadership context we find ourselves in.