In a feature reminiscent of my childhood in which Sunday supper consisted of a smorgasbord of leftovers and a random assortment of other foods, I bring you an assortment of random items of interest from the past week.
“… the invisible God, who once made himself visible in Christ, now makes himself visible in Christians, if we love one another. It is a breathtaking claim. The local church cannot evangelize, proclaiming the gospel of love, if it is not itself a community of love.” – The Together of Evangelism
Little Screens and Corporate Worship tackles the issue of personal technology in worship. H.B. Charles says, “I am becoming increasingly convinced that when we start sharing or recording the moment we are no longer worshiping God. Worship is our response to God’s intoxicating worthiness. Worship happens as we forget about ourselves and are consumed with the greatness of God. How do you stand in awe of God and share it on social media at the same time?” I’m not sure where I stand on this, but it’s worth thinking about and his thoughts are excellent.
“When we’re wronged, we can trust God who will someday make everything right. ‘Shall not the Judge of all the earth do what is just?'” – When You Get the Raw End of the Deal
4 Verses that Transformed My Evangelism reminds us that “we need to believe God is in charge of which desk we sit at. We need to believe God has put particular persons around us because he wants them to hear about his Son. We need to grasp God’s sovereignty—and align our days with his mission.”
“So much of the Christian life comes down to this simple discipline: Taking God at his word. God speaks to me through the Bible and makes so many precious promises. The question is, will I believe, and will I obey? Will I take God at his word?” – Where Is God Asking You to Take Him at His Word?
Guardian Angels? – “While many other objections may be raised about any sort of biblical teaching regarding individual “guardian angels” entrusted by God to watch over individual believers, of this much we can be sure–God will not spare to send the entire host of heaven to the aid of His people if He so chooses.”
Enjoy this random collection of stuff and be sure to let me know what you’ve been reading or watching that is interesting, enjoyable or helpful.