Weekly Wisdom [07.27.18]

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

VERSE OF THE WEEK

The Lord is my light and my salvation;
    whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life;
    of whom shall I be afraid? [Ps. 27:1].

BOOK OF THE WEEK

Worldviews in Conflict: Choosing Christianity in a World of Ideas by Ronald Nash

This world is a battlefield in the arena of ideas. The prize is the heart and mind of humankind. In this book, Ronald Nash outlines the Christian way of looking at God, self, and the world. He holds that worldview up against the tests of reason, logic, and experience, particularly discussing the problems of evil and the alleged “nonsense” of the historic Christian doctrines and of Jesus’ incarnation and resurrection. He finds the Christian worldview sound and urges Christians to equip themselves intellectually to defend the faith on that battlefield. He particularly hits the attractions to our generation of naturalism and the New Age movement, pointing out their weaknesses and pitfalls as well as those of older worldviews. “Christian theism,” he writes, “is a system that commends itself to the whole person”; but he stresses that a great difference exists between “belief that” and “belief in.”

PODCAST OF THE WEEK

Finding Rest by J.D. Greear at Summit Church

Are you ready to make some major life changes in 2018 – but aren’t sure how to get started? Pastor Mark’s 4-part series, ‘4 Biblical Laws That Change Your Life’ will give you the keys to experiencing lasting transformation this year.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Whatever you do, find the God-centered, Christ exalting, Bible saturated passion of your life, and find your way to say it and live for it and die for it. –John Piper

SONG OF THE WEEK

Colony House perform “Moving Forward.”  Incredible song.

POST OF THE WEEK

The Small Change That Can Radically Improve Your Church Experience by Whitney Clayton

Showing up to church 15 minutes before the service starts and hanging around 15 minutes after the service ends can make all the difference. Here’s how.

TIP OF THE WEEK

Get a Specific Plan to Disciple. If you were responsible to mature someone in Christ, where would you begin?  All disciples should be aiming to have similar devotions, doctrinal stances, and spiritual disciplines, but we are not all on the same place in the journey.  Some of us need to focus on certain elements that others don’t have to worry about as much.  Make a specific plan to start discipling someone.

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.