Nate Saint (fellow missionary of Jim Elliott):
And people who do not know the Lord ask why in the world we waste our lives as missionaries. They forget that they too are expending their lives…and when the bubble has burst they will have nothing of eternal significance to show for the years they have wasted.
I know. I know. It is Monday so it is a little late for a “weekend roundup” but in my household the kids have a four day weekend from school so technically for me this still counts!
The False Teachers: This sounds like it will be good. Tim Challies is starting out a new series of articles that will scan the history of the church and pause to examine some of Christianity’s most notorious false teachers. The first one is Arius.
Missionary Biographies: Here is another church history link but of a different focus. This one is about the power and importance of reading missionary biographies and at the bottom actually provides a link to a great list of free ebooks of missionary biographies! Read up and may the Lord put a fire in your heart for the glory of his name and declaring it to all peoples!
Common Objections: The Old Testament is Full of Rape, Murder, Slavery, Homophobia: Over at monergism.com John Hendryx gives a very gracious and powerful response to some of these common objections. Read up so that you might be ready to give an answer for the hope that is in you!
Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God: Nice review of a good book that I highly recommend. I have a very old beaten up copy of it in my library.
Looking to Christ in the Loss of a Child: As the article says, “The loss of a child is painful, deeply painful” but “In Christ, grief will not the last word.”
7 Truths for a Christ-Centered Marriage: This is the first of a mini-series on marriage that was timed to coincide with the week of Valentine’s day. I encourage you to read them all.
Final Focus: OK preachers and teachers – what is the final focus of your sermons?
Joshua Project – World Population, births, deaths, disease, crime, energy, environment clocks
via Joshua Project – World Population Clock.
Here is a moving and powerful video on missions. May the Lord use it to compel you to be more missions minded!