Weekly Wisdom [11.16.18]

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

VERSE OF THE WEEK

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me [John 14:6].

BOOK OF THE WEEK

Exalting Jesus in Mark.  Edited by David Platt, Daniel L. Akin, and Tony Merida, this new commentary series, projected to be 48 volumes, takes a Christ-centered approach to expositing each book of the Bible. Rather than a verse-by-verse approach, the authors have crafted chapters that explain and apply key passages in their assigned Bible books. Readers will learn to see Christ in all aspects of Scripture, and they will be encouraged by the devotional nature of each exposition. Exalting Jesus in Mark is written by Daniel L. Akin.

PODCAST OF THE WEEK

The Briefing by Albert Mohler – Friday, Nov. 15, 2018

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

God’s real people have always been called fanatics. -C.T. Studd

SONG OF THE WEEK

I heard a version of “Awesome God” in a Senegalese worship service this week.  Incredible song.  Here is a great version of it.

POST OF THE WEEK

How to Bless a Missionary

Great post from one of our college interns, Jake Hines:

I had the blessing of spending last summer in Southern Europe alongside some incredible missionaries. I learned an important lesson throughout my couple of months: missionaries are real people. Contrary to our common belief, missionaries are not spiritual superheroes. Moving overseas does not shield them from the everyday struggles of life. In fact, they deal with the same problems we do like loneliness, inadequacy, and depression. Because these missionaries are our brothers and sisters in Christ, we should desire to help and support them. But how can we bless these missionaries when most live so far away? Here are some suggestions.

TIP OF THE WEEK

Pray for Gospel Workers.

  • Select at least one church staff member for which to pray.
  • Also, select a missionary for whom you can pray.

Let’s move past generic prayers and generic lists.  In this prayer focus, we must do more than just pray simple blessings or safety over categories of ministers or missionaries.  Who are these specific people?  In what specific ways should you pray for them?

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.