Need some Weekly Wisdom? Here are my favorite resources of the week.
VERSE OF THE WEEK
This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success [Joshua 1:8].
BOOK OF THE WEEK
The Attributes of God Volume 2 by A. W. Tozer
“What is God like?”
For A. W. Tozer, there is no question more important. In fact, Tozer’s desire to know God and His fullness consumed his entire life and ministry.
Originally preached as sermons to the Avenue Road congregation in Toronto, this follow-up to The Attributes of God Volume 1 examines ten more attributes of God. It also includes a study guide for an in-depth look at each attribute:
Steeped in Scripture and filled with the Spirit, Tozer preached with striking clarity and power. The sense of his sermons comes through on every page, bringing the Word of God to bear upon you.
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
Should a Church Pursue Legacy Giving? – Rainer on Leadership
Legacy giving, or inherited funds, is something that churches often do not pursue. Today we discuss why that’s often a mistake and how to do so.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
The churches who sing the best are those who are made alive by Christ and those who have senior pastors who care about singing. -Keith Getty (at Sing Summit in Columbia, SC)
SONG OF THE WEEK
My family attended a Getty Sing Summit this week. It was such a rich time of discussing worship. They sang one of my favorite songs written in recent years, “My Worth Is Not in What I Own.” The lyrics are so rich it probably is one of my favorite worship songs of all time. Adding Fernando Ortega’s voice to this song is simply glorious as well.
POST OF THE WEEK
The Loneliness of the Pastor-Theologian by J. Todd Billings and Stephen Shaffer
This was an interesting read about how some pastors find disdain when wanting to discuss theology with other pastors or congregants. It provides a good state-of-the-pastor’s-study address.
TIP OF THE WEEK
Emphasizing Reference in Scripture Memory
REFER to the book, chapter, and verse before and after reciting it. Be meticulous in citing the reference before quoting it and after it. After you master it, you just need to include the reference before or after, but you want the ability to pass on the reference to others so they can find it themselves.
If you don’t do this step, you will lose the verse over time and be unable to direct another person to it. Here are 6 other steps to help in Scripture Memory.
Travis Agnew serves as the Lead Pastor of Rocky Creek Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is Just (About) Married.
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