Pastor Steve shares these links to stimulate some Thursday Thoughts…
Tragedy in South Florida School – A Prayer of Lament … Scotty Smith offers this prayer: “Heavenly Father, yesterday in Broward County, Florida, we witnessed yet another day of terror-making darkness, evil-doing madness, and life-taking sadness. How long, O Lord, how long, Lord before you “cut off” all every expression evil? How long before “the wicked will be no more”? How much longer is “just a little while“?” You can read the rest HERE – AND PRAY!
Worry – Respectable Sins Part 4 … Continuing last week’s introduction to this series from Evangelical Magazine focusing on what Jerry Bridges called ‘respectable sins’ – this is part 4. Andrew and Pam Davies write: “You are facing an important exam, a medical diagnosis, your first flight or sporting event, and you feel worried. Most people would. You don’t have to be a ‘born worrier’ to worry. Some people may be so overcome with worry that they need professional help. You may not be one of them, but which one of us has not at some time been really, really worried about the future? Is this a sin? To be nervous is one thing. To be worried is another.” You can read the rest HERE.
The Jerusalem of the East … Joel Kim, President of Westminster Seminary California is writing about the Olympics from a Korean-American perspective. This article focuses on a little-known fact about North Korea’s history. He writes: “What do you think of when you hear “Pyongyang”? Despite what it means now, Pyongyang once stood as a symbol of faith, evangelical fervor, and theological fidelity. Perhaps naïve, but I join many around the world in praying for Pyongyang that it will once again become the shining light on a hill where Christ is known and proclaimed.” You can read the rest HERE.