With a hat-tip to The Good Book Company Blog, here is an assortment of creative suggestions to help families learn Bible verses together.
By relentless goodness I mean that from the beginning, God’s only intent was and still is to bless his creation. Judgement and mercy, therefore, are not two competing characteristics of Yahweh but are two inseparable consequences of his holiness. Relentless goodness is the flip side of incompatibility with evil. (Page 167)
I've been re-reading John 16:12-15 again. To remind you, here's what it says:
I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.
Every Christian believer will, at times in their life, feel the weight of the fact they are a sinner. Perhaps they have just done something that proves to them, and they fear proves to others, that they are a failure before God and before others in the church. … Read more about Not the righteous
David Allen in Getting Things Done has some very useful things to say about organising the things you need to do.
For all of that, however, it is salutory to be reminded that being better organised does not help if we do not know why we are here. Which god am I serving? What is my life for? Which direction is my life, as a whole, travelling in? … Read more about Why am I here?
Hugh Palmer, in yesterday's talk, quoted from CS Lewis. It's taken from the essay he wrote as an introduction to JB Phillips 1947 translation of the New Testament epistles, a book entitled "Letters to Young Churches"
It's a marvellous quotation from Lewis, so I thought I'd reproduce it here. (I've extended it slightly beyond the portion Hugh quoted) … Read more about CS Lewis on the apostle Paul
A number of us heard an extremely helpful talk this morning from Hugh Palmer, rector of All Souls Langham Place in London. He reminded a group of us, all in church leadership or pastoral ministry of some kind, to keep first things first. … Read more about First Things
The Software section of this website has been somewhat neglected of late. It is intended to be a directory of software that I have written, or that I use and would like to recommend.
I've just discovered (a little late in the day), that Opera Mini 6 came out a couple of months back. So I've added an entry for it. A big improvement on the web browser that ships with most mobile phones or portable devices, and I highly recommend it! … Read more about Opera Mini 6
Ed Clowney again:
Peter does not ask us to view suffering as inevitable in the world under the curse. He does not ask for stoic resignation. A life of suffering is our calling, not our fate. It is our calling just because we are God’s people. It is our calling because it was Christ’s calling. He calls his disciples to follow him. (Page 117, Clowney, The Message of 1 Peter)