Weekly Wisdom [03.30.18]

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

Verse of the Week

And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins [1 Cor. 15:17].

Book of the Week

Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ by John Piper

The depth and complexity of Jesus shatter our simple mental frameworks. He baffled proud scribes with his wisdom but was understood and loved by children. He calmed a raging storm with a word but would not get himself down from the cross.

  1. The deepest longing of the human heart and the deepest meaning of heaven and earth are summed up in this: the glory of God (13).
  2. Christ was complex, but he was not confused.  There were divergent notes in the music of his soul, but the result was a symphony (38).
  3. Jesus sacrificed his good name to sit with sinners and save them (62).

Podcast of the Week

The Walls – This American Life

Stories from border walls around the world, where one place ends and another begins. And the strange ecosystems that arise.

Quote of the Week

Nothing will spur a father toward a godly, spiritual discipline in his own walk with Christ more than leading his family in worship. -James W. Alexander

Post of the Week

The Pattern Among Fallen Pastors by Garrett Kell

The study examined 246 men in full-time ministry who experienced moral failure within a two-year period. As far as Hendricks could discern, these full-time clergy were born-again followers of Jesus. Though they shared a common salvation, these men also shared a common feat of devastation; they had all, within 24 months of each other, been involved in an adulterous relationship.

After interviewing each man, Hendricks compiled four common characteristics of their lives: The Pattern Among Fallen Pastors by Garrett Kell.

Song of the Week

Great song featuring Liz Vice and some other great singers.  Enjoy “Father, Let Your Kingdom Come.”

Tip of the Week

Kids help your habits.  Being a parent challenges the schedule but children are a built-in accountability system.  The best way to make family devotions and family worship a consistent time together is to start doing it.  After a while, kids love routine and will request it on the days you feel like neglecting.

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