In a previous post, I announced my new position as youth pastor for a new church body. I am excited and eager to get to work building relationships and sharing the gospel with the youth of both the church and the community at large. This will definitely be a challenge for both Natalie and I as we gain the trust of the youth and their parents, and seek to disciple them in the boundless truth of God’s grace.
There’s something ominous about the idea of change. Even though the change taking place might be good, very good even, the uncertainty of the future is always a little daunting. Any transition or life-change has a way of upsetting your comfortableness with the way things are to prepare you for something new. And this newness is the source of both fear and hope. Fear of the unknown and hope in the One who’s already there.
Welcome to another collection of links that have impacted me this past week. Hope you find them as beneficial as I did.
An excerpt from a longer post by Chad Bird.
I was privileged to be able to have Dan Price join my show as a guest recently. Dan’s an ardent grace-addict, like myself, and I so appreciate his ministry through the Christ Hold Fast organization. I’ve been able to meet him a few times but it was an honor to have him on the show, and just talk about Jesus and His grace.
Perhaps the most overused word in all the English language is the word “awesome.” We call people, places, and moments awesome without any real regard for the true meaning of the term. In fact, the word is so colloquial that it’s almost a slang word now. It’s lost its meaning. In the same way, we’ve lost our awe.
Welcome to another edition of “Links I Like,” a weekly roundup of news, stories, and links that have impacted me throughout the past week.
I did something a bit different on Episode 13 of “Ministry Minded,” something I hope was beneficial for you. I recited lengthy passage from one of my favorite books of all time, Horatius Bonar’s The Story of Grace.
The contention between Christ and the Pharisees is a recurring theme throughout the Gospels. In each account of the Messiah’s earthly ministry, numerous episodes are given of the Pharisees’ incessant quest to test and dismantle Christ’s claims. The scene at the close of Matthew 22 is no different and contains some of the most critical words ever spoken by the Son of God.
Hello, and welcome to another edition of Links I Like, a weekly collection of links and stories that impacted me in some way during the past week. Let’s get right to it!