Each week we will be highlighting important resources. Check back each Friday to see what we have dug up for you. From this week’s cache:
1. Why Morality Belongs in the Public Square: By J.D. Greear – Dr. Greear notes that: “There is no enduring moral fortitude or intellectual consistency apart from the conviction that the divine will can be known.”
2. If It Be Your Will: By R.C. Sproul – Sproul notes that: “When we come before God, we must remember two simple facts—who He is and who we are. We must remember that we’re talking to the King, the Sovereign One, the Creator, but we are only creatures. If we will keep those facts in mind, we will pray politely.”
3. Chan and Platt Reflect from the Korean DMZ: By Ben Peays – Platt and Chan desire for the world to come to know Jesus. This is an amazing video of the need for Christians to be in prayer for North Korea.
4. How to Be Interesting and Unhelpful: By John Piper – Piper says: “So I say again, the crying need in the pulpit and the classroom is not to spend time speculating about what might have been the case, but to dig deeper into what is really there in the text. Most of us are still scratching the surface.”
5. Why You Can’t Pit Jesus Against His Bible: By Derek Rishmawy – Rishmawy notes: “Every so often, the champions and foes of “Red Letter” Christianity break out their arguments, sharpen them up, and take to the internet. Champions say we’ve ignored the words of Jesus—highlighted in some modern Bibles with red lettering—for far too long. They want us to take up the radical call to discipleship Jesus issued in the Sermon on the Mount. The foes say that even printing these words in red creates a false, canon-within-a-canon that distorts the Scriptures.”
Matt Manry is the Director of Discipleship at Life Bible Church in Canton, Georgia. He is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Religion at Reformed Theological Seminary and a Masters of Arts in Christian and Classical Studies from Knox Theological Seminary. He blogs regularly at gospelglory.net.