I found this visual quite amazing and thought I’d share it here. I found this at Justin Taylor’s blog @ http://www.thegospelcoalition.org
“Yours is the day, yours also the night;
you have established the heavenly lights and the sun.”
Taken from www.CallforMercy.com
Asia Bibi, a wife and mother, used these words to defend her faith against mocking co-workers who tried to make here convert to Islam. She was later convicted of blasphemy and sentenced to death.
In Pakistan, more than 150,000 Christians have signed a petition demanding justice for persecution victims, including Asia Bibi. Now you can join with The Voice of the Martyrs and our Pakistani brothers and sisters in a call for mercy. We hope to gather 1 million signatures on behalf of our sister Asia, who now sits in prison awaiting the Lahore High Court’s ruling on her appeal.
Mary Ketterer will have this petition available for you to sign on Sunday morning. Please consider this…
Below is a discussion between three pastors concerning the tension between evangelism vs. discipleship efforts. Notice the encouragement from Matt Chandler for the older to invest into the younger. This is such a critical need for spiritual growth to occur in BOTH parties, both the young and the old. Also, Mark Dever points out that in order for us to consider ourselves a follower of Christ, we really should be helping others to follow Christ. He also reminds me of the importance of praying for and encouraging others.
Keri received this in an E-mail last week and I thought it was worth passing on. Taken from Claudia Barba – “I think I know what somebody said…”
1996! That was the last time that Lectures in Systematic Theology by Henry Thiessan was checked out of the church library. A couple of years ago I asked Judy Miller to purchase a few books for our library, books I recommended because I thought our people would enjoy them. She kindly purchased those books and placed them in the window as soon as they arrived…and there they sat. I guess it is a bit unrealistic to pit systematic theology books against Beverly Lewis or Karen Kingsbury, so from here on out, I’ll leave the book recommendations to Oprah.
Instead, I’d like to know what YOU would like to see in our church library. Ann Modrall and Doris Faubert have taken responsibility for this ministry, and are doing a fantastic job! I know that they would love to hear your thoughts on what you’d like to see. We aren’t asking for specifics, although you may be as specific as you would like. I know many have suggested we carry DVD’s, and our selection of those grow each month. Are there particular authors you’d like to see in our library, or small group studies? What about music or books on tape? Greek and Hebrew lexicons …OK, I was just kidding with that last one.
Understand that we don’t make any promises here. Just because you ask doesn’t guarantee you’ll see it. But we do recognize that this is YOUR library, and we want to make sure as many people as possible from our congregation can benefit from this tremendous resource. In two weeks we will have a bulletin insert asking for your thoughts and ideas. You may not want to wait that long, so feel free to communicate directly with me at email@example.com or you may leave your thoughts in the comment section below.
What would you say to someone who asked you ” how do I have devotions?” What advice would you give? What books (if any) would you recommend? I’d love to hear your comments.
This is a re-post since I only got ONE person’s feedback…thank you Shirley! I can only assume the following:
If you can’t leave a comment, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll post your thoughts here on this post.
We still need one more host for the family dinner night scheduled for June 8. If you are interested, please let me know. Thanks to the College Class and Don Faubert for picking up the other two dinner nights.