Honoring Singleness in the Church, Resources for Preparing Our Hearts for Easter, Discipling Kids, Bookshelves and more…
Honoring Singleness: Church, let us grow in our honoring of singleness. Here is a video and a resource to help us serve and honor our single brothers and sisters in our church family.
Girl, Follow Jesus: by Jen Oshman
Rachel Hollis is a best-selling “Christian” self-help author. BEWARE of the anti-gospel, anti-biblical call to “follow your heart and dreams” and “All that really matters is how bad you want those dreams and what you’re willing to do to make them happen.”
There may be significant, penny-dropping moments when we grasp a truth more clearly, or experience something of God that was previously only “head knowledge.” But most of the time we grow in knowledge and love for Jesus gradually, through an accumulation of Bible reading, daily exercised faith and obedience, and listening to the wisdom of other Christians. We should expect the same for our children.
The Joy of Bookshelves: Marie Kondo and Your Library: by Tim Thornborough
Why do you keep books on your shelf? It’s a question that has been brought into sharp focus by the decluttering craze that is sweeping the world, led by the diminutive Japanese style guru Marie Kondo.
Discerning Idolatry in Desire: by John Piper
All human relational problems — from marriage, family, and friendships to neighbors, classmates, and colleagues — all of them are rooted in various forms of idolatry, that is, wanting things other than God in wrong ways. So here is my effort to think biblically about what those wrong ways are. What makes an enjoyment idolatrous? What turns a desire into covetousness, which is idolatry?
RESOURCES TO HELP PREPARE OUR HEARTS AND FAMILIES FOR EASTER
The Beauty of the Cross (Tim Chester)
The Wonder of Easter (Ed Drew)- Family Worship Resource
The Glory of the Cross (Tim Chester)
Passion (Mike Mckinley)
The Resurrection in Your Life (Mike Mckinley)