Weekly Wisdom [02.02.18]

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

Verse of the Week

What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. [Philippians 4:9].

Book of the Week

Knowing Scripture by R.C. Sproul

“The Bible is the written Word of God, and it is treasured by many. But it is also an ancient book about people and cultures very different than us. Thus, while we know we should read it, many of us have a hard time understanding the Bible. In this expanded edition of Knowing Scripture, R. C. Sproul helps us dig out the meaning of Scripture for ourselves. The author says, “The theme of this book is not how to read the Bible but how to study the Bible.”

Favorite Quotes:

  1. His message is simple enough for the most simplistic of his fallen creatures to understand.  What kind of God would reveal his love and redemption in terms so technical and concepts so profound that only an elite corps of professional scholars could understand them?  God does speak in primitive terms because he is addressing himself to primitives (18).
  2. With the right of private interpretation comes the sober responsibility of accurate interpretation (39).
  3. I am using the term existential in a different way.  What I mean is that as we read the Bible, we ought to get passionately and personally involved in what we read (72).

Podcast of the Week

Two Strategies to Win the War on Lust with Ask Pastor John

Released Jan 31, 2018

God calls us to not only resist lustful thoughts, but to fill our minds with the beauties of Christ so that our desires gradually conform to his.

Quote of the Week

RESOLVED, never to lose one moment of time; but improve it the most profitable way I possibly can. -Jonathan Edwards

Post of the Week

The Prayer that Turns the World Upside Down by Albert Mohler

The Lord’s Prayer is the prayer that turns the world upside down. Are you looking for revolution? There is no clearer call to revolution than when we pray “Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” But this is a revolution only God can bring … and He will.

Song of the Week

Dan Landrum inspires me to play the hammered dulcimer and yet he makes me want to quit at the same time.  Watch to see why.

Tip of the Week

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