Weekly Wisdom [05.18.18]

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

VERSE OF THE WEEK

The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes to poverty [Prov. 21:5].

BOOK OF THE WEEK

Point Man by Steve Farrar

This bestselling classic encourages and equips Christian men to lead their families successfully through hazards and ambushes like divorce, promiscuity, suicide, and drug addiction. Men will find practical insight on topics such as a father’s influence, maintaining purity, and husband-and-wife teamwork. In this war, renowned men’s author Steve Farrar emphasizes, Jesus Christ is looking for men who will not die, but live for their families.

  1. Leading a family through the chaos of American culture is like leading a small patrol through enemy-occupied territory (22).
  2. If we don’t get extreme with the temptation of our eyes, then it will get extreme with us (92).
  3. A man who wants to be spiritually mature must put his roots deep in the Word of God (121).

PODCAST OF THE WEEK

Jesus’ Spirit Filled Family – Mothers Day 2018 by Mark Driscoll

Not only is Jesus the most significant person in world history, His family is also the most significant family in world history. Although they had no money, power, or fame they did have the Holy Spirit. Jesus’ aunt, uncle, cousin, parents, and siblings were all filled with the Holy Spirit and fulfilled God’s calling on their life. From the example of Jesus’ family, we learn what it takes to truly have a great family by the Spirit’s power.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Do you not know that your children have precious and immortal souls within them?

-Cotton Mather

SONG OF THE WEEK

“Cielo” by Phil Wickham is an incredible song from a songwriter longing for heaven.  This is an acoustic version he did.

POST OF THE WEEK

On Love and Concern for the Southern Baptist Convention by Trevin Wax

“We are just weeks away from the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. Questions about theological affinities, political loyalties, missiological approaches, Convention structures, the voices and treatment of women, the seriousness of domestic violence, properly reporting abuse, minority representation on committees: all of these add a sense of gravity to this year’s meeting, with the two overlapping cultures of the SBC (which I’ve described here) leading to various perspectives on these matters.

Among the many reasons to be engaged in and troubled by recent developments in the SBC, there are two pitfalls that I fear could damage and dilute both our broader witness and our ability to cooperate in future ministry. I hope Southern Baptists will identify and resist these two worrisome trends, regardless of what sides we take in today’s lively debates.”

TIP OF THE WEEK

Prioritize Personal Interaction.  We live in a culture that communicates with each other on a digital platform more than in physical spaces.  Don’t text, email, call, tweet, or message something that needs to be said face to face.

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.