Before I share some links that may be helpful, let me point out a new blog called “Counseling From A Christian View.” My good friend, Cynthia Epply, has been counseling for a number of years, working out of various churches in the area where I used to serve as pastor. Cynthia is insightful, helpful, and biblical in her dealings with people. She has “retired” from regular counseling, but her blog will further her ministry. Thanks, Cynthia, for this resource! Her blog is under development, but she’s posting articles.
Here are some links to recommended reading:
“Jesus Walked.” He didn’t rush around. David Mathis has a helpful video and accompanying article, subtitled “The Selfless Pace of Christian Love.” Worthwhile!
From time to time Tim Challies posts a sample pastoral prayer that serves as a superb model for a kind of prayer that is a “must” for our worship services.
Voddie Baucham, Jr., maps out A Blueprint for Multigenerational Faithfulness.
We recognize doctrinal differences exist among believers. Gavin Ortlund writes on “4 Ways to Practice Theological Humility.”
Here’s a really helpful article by Aaron Earls on “What Your Church Must Know Before Reopening Your Building.”
Here’s one to share with your people. David Prince gives some help on “Simple Tips to Study the Bible”
Mark Dever is a fine preacher, and here is a video on how he goes about preparing a sermon.
Jeff Robinson explains “Why Our Sunday Sermons Should Center on Sermons.” I wholeheartedly agree!
If you read nothing else in this list, read Joy Allmond’s “10 Ministry Idols Being Exposed By Covid-19.” Superb, superb, superb.
Chris Larson writes one that you should share with your people: “Live By God’s Word, Not Your Feelings.”
David Platt gives us “Shepherd the Flock of God: Eight Questions for Pastors of God’s People.”
Have a really great week!! I’ll be back Wednesday with some questions and answers I posed to pastor friends regarding life after the pandemic.