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. 8 Essential Components for Discerning God’s Will: By David Sills– Sills says: “I know that some people maintain that God doesn’t have a will for our lives beyond our sanctification, but He does. No, we cannot sit down and pray to know it until He reveals a fully developed life plan, but He has put us in the places we are, the times in which we live, the background we have, and given us the personality and preferences we have in order to guide us in right choices.”
2. Going to Heaven: By Mike Wittmer – Wittmer notes: “Here’s the tension: we must hold the comfort of heaven with the ultimate hope of the new earth. If we leave the impression that our loved ones in heaven are perfect in every way, we minimize the need for Jesus’ return and the resurrection of the body.”
3. How Richard John Neuhaus Changed the Way I Think: By Bruce Ashford– Ashford says: “I am grateful for my encounters with Richard John Neuhaus. From him, we can learn the value of reading widely and leveraging that knowledge in an appropriate manner in the public square.”
4. America’s Most Tolerated Sin: By Johnathon Bowers- Bowers says: “Gluttony is perhaps the most tolerated sin in American Christianity. I say this, not as someone who is immune from the attractions of the buffet line, but as someone who needs all the help he can get.”
5. Awesome God in a Boring Church: By Trevin Wax – Wax says: “The surveys and statistics are consistent: people who attend church services regularly are much more likely to adhere to Christianity’s doctrines and moral teachings.”
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.