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. Living for the New Heaven and New Earth: By Jeffrey Jue– Jue says: “When evangelical Christians think about the arrival of the new heaven and new earth, many immediately turn to decoding Bible passages addressing the end times. Prophecies from Daniel, Revelation, and other books of the Bible are examined and obvious questions follow: ‘What do these prophecies mean? When are these prophecies fulfilled? Could they be happening now?'”
2. The Christian and Common Grace: By Melissa – Melissa notes: “Temporal sufferings, like temporal blessings, are an opportunity to bring glory to God. If we who have Christ as our model don’t believe that, a lost and dying world never will.”
3. Put Laziness to Rest: By Paul Maxwell – Maxwell says: “With space and time with God, receive the wisdom God has given us to make our work and our rest meaningful. Under the tyranny of today, laziness is simply the most meaningful reality we can conceive. Under the loving hand of God’s Sabbath rest, though, the unrelenting tyrant of laziness loses its power — day by day, Sabbath by Sabbath, inch by inch. Then, life and work will be filled with more meaning, relief, and fruitfulness.”
4. How to Multiply Disciples Like Jesus: By Chelsea Vaughn – Vaughn says: “If you have a family, ask your disciple to help you cook dinner for your family. If you are a businessman, ask your disciple to help you prepare for a meeting. If you’re a student, ask your disciple to help you study for your next exam. The opportunities for mission, instruction, and purpose are endless when we’re doing life on life discipleship.”
5. Does the Gospel Threaten?: By Mark Jones – Jones says: “Does a Christian have any reason to be afraid of God? Does the gospel make any threats to God’s people or does the gospel simply promise and comfort? There is no doubt that the gospel promises and comforts. That is not in dispute. What is less clear is whether the same gospel message also threatens God’s people in any way.”
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.