In this one-minute video from Pastor Larry posted by the Baptist State Convention of NC, Larry speaks to the necessity of establishing “deepening” practices in our lives that build depth in our relationship and intimacy with God. Well worth the listen.
Here’s a link to the video: https://vimeo.com/264498586
Recently, I had the chance to participate in the “Wisdom Forum” on a Friday night at SEBTS. It featured a handful of short 10 minute TED talks on a variety of topics centered about the theme of “The Good Life.”
Several of the talks seemed especially helpful to me and I wanted to pass several of the talks along to you for your encouragement. (All of the talks were helpful and can be found at the Intersect website at the link below.)
Here’s one by Matt Mullins on loving the Bible (even the poetry parts!):
Matthew Mullins: Reading, Education and the Good Life
If you would like a guide to help you reflect on the events of the last week of Jesus’ life leading up to Easter, here is a helpful free devotional from John Piper that has a brief reading for each day of this extraordinary week:
On Sunday (3/11/18) we explored the significance of Jesus’ cry in Matt. 27, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” If you would like to read more about the forsakenness/cursedness of Jesus on our behalf on the cross, this link to a sermon by R.C. Sproul is a powerful and weighty exploration of those themes.
You can read it here:
Or you can watch it here:
Over the years I have complied a list of short Scripture Prayers that are useful in my own praying. You can easily write the ones you would like to use onto a 3X5 and carry them with you or you can pull them up on your phone or even commit them to memory! They are good stimulus to praying God’s good and perfect will for our friends and family and for our own souls.
Short Prayers for Meditation
This is the title to our new series on Sunday mornings at NW. During the season of Lent (which began this past Wednesday), we will be reflecting together on the last sayings of Jesus while on the cross. They are, as you would imagine, words that reveal to us the very heart of Jesus for us that we are then to share with others.
I’ve linked a short devotional on the seven last words of Jesus written by the folks at Breakpoint.org. I hope it will help you ready yourself for worship each Sunday as we consider together…”that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” (Eph. 3.117-19)
In addition, we have a boatload of resources available to you and your family to use during lent. You can access them here.
If you are looking for a daily Lenten devotional to use personally, here is one I am using: