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. Is It Actually Hard to Be a Pastor?: By Mike Niebauer – Niebauer notes: “The apostle Paul explains to Timothy that those who aspire to become overseers desire a noble task. May we as pastors handle this vocation with the upmost nobility, working hard in our daily tasks while modeling with dutiful and joyful obedience to the Lord the simplicity of the pastoral life.”
2. How to Live in a Secular Culture: By Dave Bruskas – Bruskas notes: “In the United States, many Christians act as if something has been stolen from them, and they approach non-Christian culture in a very combative and antagonistic way. To make an impact on our culture and see people meet Jesus, we must be good citizens, do good works, speak good words, and display good manners.”
3. The Human Dilemma: By R.C. Sproul – Sproul notes: “So what? The equation is simple. If God requires perfect righteousness and perfect holiness to survive His perfect judgment, then we are left with a serious problem. Either we rest our hope in our own righteousness, which is altogether inadequate, or we flee to another’s righteousness, an alien righteousness, a righteousness not our own inherently.”
4. Preaching Like Peter?: By Guy Waters – Dr. Waters notes: “If we grasp the realities that Peter grasped with like urgency, then we will redouble our efforts to preach biblical, Christ-centered, and applicatory sermons. We will feed our hearers truths from the Bible about eternal and ultimate matters, not our own opinions and prejudices about what is transitory and passing.”
5. The Ridiculous Grace of Adoption: By Marissa Cope – Marissa notes: “God has given us an indescribable gift in adopting us as sons and daughters. And I believe you will find that the gift of participating in the earthly version of adoption is a pretty fantastic fringe benefit.”
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.