Thursday Thoughts: Vol 3 | Is 1

Pastor Steve shares these links to stimulate some Thursday Thoughts…

The Staggering Consequences of Neglecting Your Bible … Erik Raymond writes: “When we look at the result of a life lived drinking and delighting in the Word contrasted with one that rejects and belittles it, we have ample cause for evaluating our habits and our hearts.” You can read the rest HERE.

Leaving Christianity … Jason Dees at For The Church shares his personal testimony. It’s lengthy but worth the read. He writes: “I’m grateful for Christianity, I’m grateful for the church I grew up in, I am grateful for Christian music and good sermons, and good books and all that Christianity has produced. But that spring, a shift happened in my life. While I believe I was a Christian before, that spring I looked to Christianity less as something that would serve my dreams and desires, and I started looking more toward Christ.” You should read the rest HERE.

On Being a Christian Woman in the Year of Our Lord, 2018 … Abigail Dodd at Hope and Stay Blog writes an important piece for Christian women (men, plenty here for you as well!). I hope you’ll take the time to read it. She writes: “What if Christian women in 2018 decided that in all things we would set an example in our godly and gracious speech, our exemplary conduct, our loving actions, our bold faith, and our complete purity? What if we stopped trying to exalt our voices and “be heard,” but gloried in exalting Christ (Matt. 23:11–12)? What if we stopped seeking a seat of honor, but resolved to eat even the crumbs from the Lord’s table (Matt. 15:27)? What if we really trusted God––that God sees us, God loves us, Christ came for us, and the Spirit’s working in us, whether others see it or not? What if we really lived like it was the year of our Lord, not the year of the evangelical woman?” You can read the rest HERE.