This past week, I shared the following links on social media and I think they’re worth sharing here too:
David Qaoud: “In this post, I will give advice for those of you who want to start reading the Bible but are not sure where to start or what to do. I write with beginners and new believers in mind, but I hope seasoned Bible readers will find benefit as well.”
When I was at Synod, one of my colleagues introduced me to this clever evangelistic resource. I left a bunch of them around the Melbourne airport the other day — and when I came home, I ordered 200 more. There are similar tracts for the US and Canada.
I officiated at a parishioner’s funeral on Friday. One of the songs we sang was Psalm 139. Then I noticed this beautiful little meditation on the same Psalm. Death is the one thing we all have to face — as Christians we need not fear it or be anxious about it. Its sting has been removed by Christ. It’s a beginning, not an end!
Chris Gordon reflects on what’s ailing the Presbyterian Church in America.
A Prisoner Set Free
“Jesus did not come for the healthy but the sick, and that includes the prisoners regardless of their crime. In this evangelism story, hear how a man, Colin, was freed from two types of imprisonment — a temporal and eternal. The latter was brought about by his friend, Julian, who was faithful to share the gospel with him relentlessly — even though Colin mocked and scorned him.”