Weekly Wisdom [02.16.18]

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

Verse of the Week

Oh that you had paid attention to my commandments!
    Then your peace would have been like a river,
    and your righteousness like the waves of the sea;. [Isaiah 48:18].

Book of the Week

Real-Life Discipleship: Building Churches That Make Disciples by Jim Putman

Real-Life Discipleship explains what should happen in the life of every Christian and in every small group so that the church becomes an army of believers dedicated to seeing the world saved. With the overriding goal to train disciples who know how to make more disciples, this book offers proven tools and strategies from Real Life Ministries, one of America’s fastest-growing churches. Discover what the Bible says about true and effective discipleship with these strategies and practices..”

Favorite Quotes:

  1. Discipleship is so much more than just sharing the news about Jesus; it is also about teaching people to obey the commands Jesus gave us (21).
  2. A disciple is one who follows Jesus, is being changed by Jesus, and is committed to the mission of Jesus (44).
  3. Jesus was with his disciples because His relationship with them was the conduit by which He could deliver all that they needed (48).

Podcast of the Week

You Don’t Get Your Own Personal Jesus – Sermon by J.D. Greear

Great sermon on the danger and reality of idolatry in our lives.

Quote of the Week

If there is any one “secret” of effectiveness, it is concentration.  Effective executives do first things first and they do one thing at a time.
Peter Drucker

Post of the Week

4 Grave Dangers in Every Sin – Tim Challies

You can’t sin without consequence. That’s not the way God has structured his world. It’s not the way God has structured his people. For Christians, the ultimate consequences have been fully paid by Jesus Christ, but this does not mean there is no reason to fear immediate consequences.

Song of the Week

One of my favorite songs of the last few years – “We Will Feast” by Sandra McCracken.

“We will feast in the house of Zion
We will sing with our hearts restored
He has done great things, we will say together
We will feast and weep no more ”

Tip of the Week

Remove work distractions by blocking the internet.

I know that the internet is important to what we do now, but it is becoming increasingly difficult to stay focused at a task without searching here and scrolling there.

WasteNoTime is a browser extension which is designed to help you manage your time spent on the Internet more efficiently.  You can put a limit to what you spend a day on certain sites, you can turn off the internet so to speak for a window of time, and give you a tracker of where your time is going.  It is an extension you put onto a browser – great option of you are having trouble staying focused!