Weekly Wisdom [11.23.18]

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

VERSE OF THE WEEK

You shall eat old store long kept, and you shall clear out the old to make way for the new [Lev. 26:10].

BOOK OF THE WEEK

I read Thomas Nettle’s James Petigru Boyce: A Southern Baptist Statesman.  This biography of an important Southern Baptist leader is very detailed and extensive.  Not only did Boyce serve as the founder of my seminary, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, but he also was one of my pastoral predecessor’s at Rocky Creek back in the 1800s.

Boyce founded the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and was a prominent Southern Baptist figure. Nettles focuses on Boyce’s struggle to establish the Seminary and the theological controversies of his times.

PODCAST OF THE WEEK

Give the Lord a Lot to Work With – Tim Challies Podcast

Today’s episode is titled “Give the Lord a Lot to Work With.” It encourages Christians, and especially young Christians, to dedicate themselves to those pursuits that give the Lord a lot to work with.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

To be right with God has often meant to be in trouble with men. -A.W. Tozer

SONG OF THE WEEK

Pulled John Mark McMillan’s song, “Future/Past,” back out into the mix this week.  Such a great song.

POST OF THE WEEK

When Your Identity Is Wrapped Up into Your Ministry by Ed Stetzer

At issue here are some fundamental questions that Christians everywhere—not just in the church—have to answer: What does it look like for followers of Christ to live and work with a healthy sense of ambition? Furthermore, how should we approach failure in light of that?

TIP OF THE WEEK

Address Unresolved Issues on a Team

Some teams can’t get traction today or plan for tomorrow because baggage is still lying around from yesterday.  Maybe the catalyst that caused the conflict in the past isn’t happening anymore, but what was done back there was never addressed in a healthy manner.  Without a pursuit of peace (Heb 12:14), peace cannot exist where there has been conflict if no one is willing to make an adjustment (Rom 12:18).

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.