Prayer, Decisions, & Warnings (Dec 30, 2016

Don’t Trade Away God’s Help Today

Prayer is the most basic expression of faith. Faith in future grace purchased by Jesus says, “He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things” we need (Romans 8:32).

3 Warnings from a Pastor Leaving the Ministry

So the question for pastors: What will you do when ministry doesn’t turn out like you expected? If the church disbands, or the elders fire you, then what? I hope you don’t walk away from the church, the truth, or the faith.

Bible Reading Plans for 2017

A nice resource page for various Bible reading plans. See also: the Worship & Wisdom Reading Plan and Why Bible Reading Plans Are Important

Do You Make Life Decisions with Your Church in Mind?

In Paul’s reasoning, it’s personally beneficial if he dies because then he gets the ultimate treasure, Jesus! However, if he lives, he can keep encouraging, strengthening, and equipping the church, which is better for them. So Paul’s question moves from “What is the best decision for me?” to “Do I choose what is best for me or what is best for the church?”

 

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