Need some Weekly Wisdom?  Here are my favorite resources of the week.

VERSE OF THE WEEK

If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. -John 15:7

BOOK OF THE WEEK

A Gospel Primer for Christians by Milton Vincent

God did not give us His gospel just so we could embrace it and be converted. He offers it to us every day as a gift that keeps on giving us everything we need for life and godliness. Here is a valuable tool to preach the gospel to yourself daily to strengthen your faith and define what you believe and why.

  1. This book is offered as a handy guide to help Christians experience the gospel more fully by preaching it to themselves each day.  It is also offered as a correction to a costly mistake made by Christians who view the gospel as something that has fully served out its purpose the moment they believe in Jesus for salvation (5).
  2. According to Scripture, God deliberately designed the gospel in such a way so as to strip me of pride and leave me without any grounds for boasting in myself whatsoever (27).
  3. The essence of eternal life is not found in having my sins forgiven, in possessing a mansion in heaven, or in having streets of gold on which to walk forever.  Rather, the essence of eternal life is intimately knowing God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent (49).
  4. But His gracious favor upon me remains utterly unchanged by my sin, and no wrath is awakened in Him against me – because Christ already bore it all (95)!

PODCAST OF THE WEEK

#65 – The Dehumanizing Effects of Technology With Andy Crouch on Culture Matters by the Village Church

Andy Crouch, author of The Tech-Wise Family, joins us to talk about how technology, masked as autonomy, is dehumanizing us and why it’s proper place is critical for our flourishing in the imago dei.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.  -Oliver Wendell Holmes

SONG OF THE WEEK

Fantastic version of “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” by Chelsea Moon with the Franz Brothers.

POST OF THE WEEK

A Letter to My Brothers by Beth Moore

“This is where I cry foul and not for my own sake. Most of my life is behind me. I do so for sake of my gender, for the sake of our sisters in Christ and for the sake of other female leaders who will be faced with similar challenges. I do so for the sake of my brothers because Christlikeness is at stake and many of you are in positions to foster Christlikeness in your sons and in the men under your influence. The dignity with which Christ treated women in the Gospels is fiercely beautiful and it was not conditional upon their understanding their place.”

TIP OF THE WEEK

Schedule Your Priorities.  Covey’s great quote stated the importance of not prioritizing your schedule but scheduling your priorities.  If you feel like you can’t get to the most important things in life or at work due to everyone else’s agenda, it might be because you haven’t scheduled it.  Plan your calendar before everyone else plans it for you.

Travis Agnew is married to Amanda and the father of two sons and one daughter. He serves as the Senior Pastor of Rocky Creek Baptist Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is What God Has Joined Together.