Weekly Wisdom [04.13.18]

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

Verse of the Week

and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” [Mark 1:15].

Book of the Week

The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done by Peter F. Drucker

The measure of the executive, Peter F. Drucker reminds us, is the ability to “get the right things done.” This usually involves doing what other people have overlooked as well as avoiding what is unproductive. Intelligence, imagination, and knowledge may all be wasted in an executive job without the acquired habits of mind that mold them into results.

  1. Intelligence, imagination, and knowledge are essential resources, but only effectiveness converts them into results (2).
  2. Finally, organization is, to a larger extent, a means of overcoming the limitations mortality sets to what any one many can contribute (56).
  3. In every area of effectiveness within an organization, one feeds the opportunities and starves the problems (98).
  4. Effective executives do first things first and they do one thing at a time (100).

Podcast of the Week

So, What’s Triumphal About a Donkey? – Knowing Faith by the Village Church

We talk about Matthew 21 and Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. What does this mean for His rule and reign in the Kingdom of God and what does it mean for us?

Quote of the Week

…he must diligently and frequently bring before his family the things of God, from His Holy Word, in accordance with what is suitable for each person. -John Bunyan

Song of the Week

“His Mercy Is More” is a great new hymn by Matt Boswell.  He sings it here with the Boyce College Choir.

Post of the Week

King and Kingdom: Racial Justice and the Uneasy Conscience of American Christianity by Russell Moore at MLK50.

King and Kingdom: Racial Justice and the Uneasy Conscience of American Christianity from The Gospel Coalition on Vimeo.

Tip of the Week

Stop trying to multitask.  No one can truly multitask.  Do one thing at a time and do it a lot.  When you get into a rhythm of a certain task, you can be more effective and efficient.  Pulling in and out of tasks makes your brain chaotic and your output less desirable.