Here are the items and resources for May 8, 2017:
In the very midst of life’s deepest pains and most gut-wrenching losses, God loves to give a strange and wonderful gift. We cry out for healing, or relief, or some pressing change in our circumstances. Sometimes God answers those cries. But even more often, he gives us something more supernatural: praise.
- Some of you may have noticed an ODD bug when updating Chrome. If not, you may not have updated lately. You can check for an update by going to the settings window (the three dots in the top right) and then “about.” If it says that you are up-to-date everything is working as it should. However, if it says “relaunch to finish updating,” click the button and when Chrome comes back, you may see it again (and again, and again depending on how many times you click it). To fix this problem, read this article (ignoring the version numbers as the solution is the same).
Here are the items and resources of interest for May 1, 2017:
- Five Mistakes Small Churches Are Likely to Make — from Christianity Today.
- Children at the Lord’s Supper? — This is a useful article gleaned from Bavinck.
- Some people refuse to be encouraged. I have met some that have that problem. You try and try, and try to encourage them and they simply refuse to accept it, graciously. This article Refusing to Be Encouraged is helpful on that subject.
- Should we preach like the Puritans? Dr. Joel Beeke says NO and he also says YES. Read them in order, starting with NO.
- Starting with this edition of the Daily Roundup I will be offering Kindle Deals (probably not every day, but often). Today’s Kindle deal is about a subject that is vitally important: hospitality.
- Can’t We Please Talk About Something Else?! — One woman’s perspective on the subject that is getting much attention in the PCA.
Here are the items and resources for April 21, 2017:
- Ministry can be a roller coaster ride. This article talks about it. Authored by Nick Batzig.
- John Knox and the Lord’s Supper: Some Practical Points —
Up to thispoint it has been shown that, for John Knox, the Lord’s Supper is ordained of God; Christ is truly, but spiritually present; and it is a great blessing, but a blessing that is reserved for God’s own people. Knox’s hatred (and that is not putting it too strongly) of the Mass has also been considered. However, an examination of Knox’s teaching on the Lord’s Supper would be incomplete without considering briefly some practical aspects. Knox’s convictions regarding the regulative principle of worship, and his position that “The Table of the Lord is then most rightly ministered, when it approaches most nighto Christ’s own action…” carried with it a number of practical implications. (Knox, “First Book of Discipline” in Works, 2:187)
- Paul and James and the Subject of Justification
- Report of the PCA Committee on Women Serving in the Church — it has been released and, thankfully, early enough to read and consider before going to General Assembly in June.
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