More than a kind word is needed

At the bottom of the side column has been added a donation link. We did that last year over on Forthright Magazine, and now we’ve added one here.

For several reasons, a bad economy one of the principal among them, support continues to fall. So it becomes necessary to appeal to our good readers.

The link takes you to a GoSpeak page where a PayPal option is also available.

#donations, #links, #support

Lordship of Christ and conscience: great links

conscience

This article, by an evangelical professor in Australia, deserves a more careful reading than it’s been given, but at first glance, it appears to be stimulating and accurate: Kyrios Christos: The Lordship of Jesus Christ Today. I’m interested in hearing your reactions. Is there anything amiss in it that you can see? Continue reading

#conscience, #links, #lordship-of-christ

Links and one-liners

  • Lots of stories lately on Brotherhood News: http://brotherhoodnews.com/.
  • Baptisms in our parts last Monday: http://gospeak.tiddlyspace.com/#AlcidesAndSilvia3102
  • Plans full-steam for US trip April 21. Hope to see you there.
  • Pay insults with blessing. If our Lord could do it, so can we.
  • Spend time with people in person. Virtual is good, but lacking.
  • The gospel is simple. So is evangelism. Don’t complicate it.
  • Can a leopard change his spots? Dunno, but a sinner sure can rid himself of sin.

#gospel, #links, #one-liners

Some links to articles and other sites you might be interested in

Read a great article yesterday, with a good attention grabbing title, written particularly for preachers. If you preach I think it’s worthy of your consideration…it reminds us of a few basic guidelines just in case we’ve forgotten about them.

There is a very good post on Apologetics Press about the role of men and, particularly, women in the church. It’s a lengthy read due to the nature of the topic but it’s an article that can be gleaned for notes; especially the section on the  “office of a deaconess” in case you’re not familiar with the typical arguments presented with that topic.

For those of you who are interested in adding some older circulated books of the spiritual nature that are sourced and written by various authors about various topics to your personal library, you can check out this website that I found a couple of weeks ago. The site has a long list of titles (literally hundreds of them) and the vast majority of them are under 5$. According to the site’s host, Michael Wilk, these books are coming out of his personal library that he’s looking to clear out. P.S. – I’m not getting any kick-backs here; I just know there are several book chomping readers that browse the pages of TFR and I thought some might be interested since the site has books and other materials that I’m sure are out of print by now, thus making the materials difficult to find but not necessarily “old” or useless in scope.

Speaking of TFR, some of you regular readers here may not be familiar with TFR’s good ole’ buddy from the American west coast, and former “Twice Blessed” article writer for Forthright Magazine, Don Ruhl and his blog-site called “Email Devotionals“. I know it’s easy to get bogged down with daily articles in your email in-box, but with Email Devotionals, Don keeps achieving the same goal that he accomplished with Forthright – two, quick and to the point Bible based articles every day.

If you ever know of a good website associated with the brotherhood with resources worth passing along, make mention of it in the comments. Someone might be blessed with it!

#books, #church-leadership, #devotional-articles, #links, #preaching, #role-of-women

On FPress, our wish and prayer for you in 2014

Here it is:

http://forthrightpress.com/2014/01/01/new-year-2014/

Blessings!

#links, #prayer

Random Thoughts (and a few links) for the Weekend

Doc Phillips, who is one of the fellows here in TFR, wrote a post on his congregation’s blog that includes some powerful examples of some individuals hunger for the word of God and then makes a couple of applications for the American culture to consider. Check it out sometime. I’m going to use it in our bulletin soon enough.

It has been said and asked, and rightly so, “Will you set your eyes on that which is not? For riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away like an eagle toward heaven.” (Proverbs 23:5) Talk about a timeless truth that still preaches! In a recent story about the Navy’s first supercarrier, the USS Forrestal, it was revealed that this ship, which once wore the title of the world’s biggest ship ever built, could be set to be sold for a penny – yes, I said one little lowly ole’ American penny! The ship “which took an estimated $217 million — nearly $2 billion in today’s dollars — to build” didn’t necessarily see its value fly away, but it sure did sink like a rock while staying afloat, didn’t it?

The “pope” recently took action against a “bishop” who was living in a multi (and I mean multi) million dollar residence according to this story. It was said that “pope” “Francis has made clear he expects his bishops to live simply, setting as an example his own humble lifestyle.” I guess that’s his way of saying no one is allowed to live in a more expensive residence or carry a bigger cross made of solid gold than him!

This coming Sunday morning in Bible class we’re going to look at the basic layout of the Tabernacle of God that Moses and the children of Israel built. We started the study last week and I think it’s going to continue to be a profitable one. The Tabernacle has a lot of shadowy, not dark but shadowy, lessons that can be revealed and learned by today’s Christians through the light of the Gospel (Hebrews 8:5; 9:9, 23 and 2 Corinthians 3). From learning to have the proper mindset toward sin, God and the atonement that He offers to the way that Jesus can be seen in the Tabernacle’s furnishings I’m looking forward to studying this series out with my brothers and sisters in Christ.

Look for a way to help someone see the Way today!

#links, #pope, #random-thoughts, #riches, #tabernacle, #the-word-of-god

A Few Reading Suggestions

I don’t know if the congregation that you’re a member of has a subscript to Gospel Minutes or not, but if they do and you haven’t read last weeks article by Clem Thurman then I thoroughly suggest that you do so (Vol. 62, No. 42 – October 18, 2013). The article is called “Bed Too Short and Cover Too Narrow” which is a reference to a verse of scripture in the book Isaiah. Brother Thurman does an excellent job addressing the short comings of our modern-day culture and the answers to life that it seeks through any avenue other than God. If your congregation doesn’t have a subscription to this good paper then try to find a nearby brother or sister who can “loan” you theirs.

Are you looking for a “Halloween themed” devotional? Try the article I posted this morning on Keltonburg Preacher called “Don’t Let Your Sweet Tooth Trick You.” There’s enough room in it to go a couple of different directions. It’s a little similar to the point that Randal made in his latest post on Forthright called “A not-so-happy birthday card” which I also encourage you to check out if you haven’t yet done so.

Are you looking for some “meat of the word” reading about the nature of Jesus? Check out this article that I read yesterday by Wayne Jackson. It comes with the spiritual calories so get ready to exercise those spiritual senses (Hebrews 5:12-14).

Have a great day!

#bible-devotionals, #forthright, #god, #gospel-minutes, #links