this went thru my mind

 

Evangelism: Creating a Positive Method of Evangelism by Paul Smith

“… in my estimation we have far too many methods of evangelism that are primarily negative in the focus and the goal. … The problem with this method of evangelism is that it is so unbiblical.”

Gaming: The Neurology of Gaming [infographic]

“Some are against video games and thing there use should be limited. Others say there is nothing wrong with playing video games and recommend jumping in with both feet. After reading the info below, I think we find, once again, balance wins out.”

Hospitality: Society, Hospitality, and the Kingdom by J. Daniel Kirk

“The Kingdom of God which comes and announces glorification to the humble is supposed to be reflected on earth.”

Individualism: Not an Individualistic Gospel by Ted Gossard

“If we speak of the gospel only in individualistic terms, then it will be supposed, and we may even think the same, that the gospel has nothing to do with anything other than individuals’ relationship with God. … But we need the gospel as it’s presented. A gospel that is for and applicable to all of life.”

Marriage: Why the Real Challenge to Marriage is Heterosexual by John Seel

“… the case of traditional marriage. It does not face a homosexual crisis as much as a heterosexual one. Don’t place the blame on politics, Hollywood or a beleaguered minority. The problem lies with the vast number of Christians who fill church pews week to week. Their views on the pattern and power for marriage are no different from the surrounding culture. Their reality of failure is also no different.”

Ministry: Five Secrets Pastors Refuse to Tell by Thom Rainer

“… most people don’t realize pastors have their own secrets. These spiritual leaders refuse to share their thoughts or pains for fear that their own ministries will be damaged. So they keep the secrets. And they hold the pain to themselves. As I have spoken to pastors across the land, many have confided in me their hurts and secrets. I don’t think they would mind that I share these secrets with you, as long as I don’t identify them with any one pastor by name.”

Productivity: 37 Tech Shortcuts From the Experts

“Fly through your daily tasks with these 37 proven productivity boosters.”

Satan: Having the Devil of a Time by Ben Witherington

“Satan is no de-clawed cat or paper tiger in the NT. Indeed, 1 Peter 5.8 says he is a roving, roaring lion looking for someone to devour. … On the other hand, 1 John 2.13-14 says Satan can be overcome by believers, and that he flees when he is resisted if one turns to God.”

Twitter: Twitter Dynamos, Offering Word of God’s Love by Amy O’Leary

“… proverbs are powerful draws on Twitter.”

word for the weak: week twenty-three

 

This week’s theme in the Uncommon Truth for Common People reading project at MoSt Church is the Holy Spirit of God. The week’s texts to read are:

• Today – Acts 2
• Tues., June 5 – Acts 4.1-37; Ephesians 5.17-18
• Wed., June 6 – Genesis 1; Job 33.4; Psalm 104
• Thur., June 7 – Psalm 51; Psalm 139
• Fri., June 8 – Romans 8.5-17; Galatians 5.16-26

The memory verse for this week is Romans 8.9a: “… you aren’t self-centered. Instead you are in the Spirit …”