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. The Art of War: By Andrew Wilson– Wilson says: “Jesus loved the Word of God with his heart (being satisfied by it), his mind (understanding it), and his will (obeying it). If that was true of Jesus, I really want it to be true of me.”
2. 2 Big Reasons Evangelism Isn’t Working: By Jonathan Dodson – Dodson notes: “We need to see evangelism as a long-term endeavor. Stop checking the list and defeating others. Be incarnate not excarnate in your evangelism. Slow down and practice listening and love.”
3. Longing For Importance?: By Lee Gatiss – Gatiss says: “We need to go do something which nobody else can be bothered to do, some kind of unremarkable or routine service for God which nobody sees, and which we’ll never make into a sermon illustration. The more we do those small things with contentment and joy, the more qualified we’ll be for any other kind of ministry.”
4. Disciple-Making on Their Turf: By David Mathis – Mathis says: “Once upon a time, evangelism happened on the church’s own soil. She stood at the center of society. Most unbelieving Westerners had grown up in or around her, and felt some measure of comfort or nostalgia coming to a church building.”
5. Selma and the Sufferings of Christ: By Derek Rishmawy – Rishmawy says: “Though impassible in his own nature, in Christ, God suffers in and with his people. Jesus is the God who cries for Jimmie Lee Jackson. This is an unspeakable comfort for those suffering under grave oppression around the world. Whether it be the marchers in Selma, laboring for the justice of God’s kingdom, or the persecuted church around the world, God’s joy and impassible life does not mean he is separated from our pain and struggle. He is there in the heart of it, working to redeem it.”
Matt Manry is the Assistant Pastor 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.