Volume 1 | Issue 15 – August 6, 2015
Pastor Steve shares these links to stimulate some Thursday Thoughts…
Be Careful of Nice People – Tim Challies at challies.com cautions us regarding the deceit of niceness: “Why isn’t niceness a fruit of the Spirit? Because niceness is a hollow trait that a human can generate even without the inner working of the Holy Spirit. Niceness may require some force of will in the face of disagreement or controversy. It may require restraint. But it does not require an inward transformation.” You can read the rest HERE.
The Anatomy of Sexual Sin – This article is a good follow-up to this past Sunday’s sermon. Matthew Holst writes: “Following the pattern of the world, the church rarely sees the terrible nature of this sin both in its inherent sinfulness and its destructive nature to those who engage in it. What then can we in the church, do to help warn against the epidemic-like spread of sexual sin, especially, though not exclusively in our young people. First we need to diagnose what sexual sin is, before we can seek to counsel and protect those who are tempted or have fallen.” You can read the rest HERE.
God’s Greatest Work – Richard Phillips at Ligonier reflects on the great work that God is doing in our world. Quoting Eric Alexander, he writes: “The most significant thing happening in history is the calling, redeeming, and perfecting of the people of God. God is building the church of Jesus Christ. The rest of history is simply a stage God erects for that purpose. He is calling out a people. He is perfecting them. He is changing them.” You can read the rest HERE.