Weekly Wisdom [02.09.18]

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

Verse of the Week

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. [Galatians 2:20].

Book of the Week

Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas

“Happy is good. Holy is better.

Your marriage is more than a sacred covenant with another person. It is a spiritual discipline designed to help you know God better, trust him more fully, and love him more deeply.  What if God’s primary intent for your marriage isn’t to make you happy . . . but holy?

Sacred Marriage doesn’t just offer techniques to make a marriage happier. It does contain practical tools, but what married Christians most need is help in becoming holier husbands and wives. Sacred Marriage offers that help with insights from Scripture, church history, time-tested wisdom from Christian classics, and examples from today’s marriages.”

Favorite Quotes:

  1. What if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy (11)?
  2. God didn’t design marriage to compete with himself but to point us to himself (27).
  3. If my marriage contradicts my message, I have sabotaged the goal of my life, which is to be pleasing to Christ and to faithfully fulfill the ministry of reconciliation, proclaiming to the world the good news that we can be reconciled to god through Jesus Christ (35-36).

Podcast of the Week

Bill Hybels with Andy Stanley and Jeff Lockyer

Willow Creek Canada’s Chairman, Jeff Lockyer, and communicator, author and pastor, Andy Stanley, discuss the importance of talent observation inside businesses and organizations. Following an excerpt from Bill Hybels’ 2017 Global Leadership Summit session, they share insights on how to practically identify leadership in the next generation.

Quote of the Week

The Christian knows therefore that this holiness is not to precede his reconciliation to God, and be its cause; but to follow it, and be its effect.
William Wilberforce

Post of the Week

The Laying on of Hands: A Precious (and Misunderstood) Means of Grace Today

What does the Bible teach about “the laying on of hands,” and how should this ancient ritual function, or not, in the church today?

Song of the Week

Incredible, gospel song that turns into a praise party.  Love these words and the vibe of this song.  This is Charity Gayle singing “Cleansed” and a praise medley afterwards that is incredible.  These tracks are off her album, “Lord You Are My Song.”

“I am cleansed, I am washed, I am sanctified. I am Holy Ghost filled and water baptized, I am right with my God for all time…”

Tip of the Week

Pray a psalm a day.

There are 150 psalms in the Book of Psalms.  If you pray one a day, you can go through the entire book in 5 months.  Take the calendar day of the month, and pray that psalm or an increment of 30.1449522201