Have you ever struggled talking to children about grief and loss? Stephanie Jackson helps parents, aunts, uncles, mentors and the like think through these difficult conversations in this thoughtful article.
This past Sunday I mentioned some books that connect to the big themes of the book of 1 John. These could be good fuel for your takeaway from 1 John!
Related to the idea that “God is light” (1 Jn. 1.5):
- The Holiness of God by RC Sproul
Related to the idea that “God is love” (4.8, 16)
- Love Beyond Reason by John Ortberg
Related to the “truth test” about knowing the Jesus and his gospel better (1.10; 2.22-23)
- The Gospel by Ray Ortlund
- The Incomparable Christ by John Stott
- Encounters with Jesus or Jesus the King, both by Tim Keller
- Simply Jesus by Joe Stowell
- The Jesus I Never Knew by Phillip Yancey
- Who is This Jesus by Michael Green
- The Gospel of John movie – available free online HERE
In my sermon on 2 John (9/30/18) I urged us to consider learning who Jesus is by reading the Creeds. They are very concise and precise statements about Jesus that help us learn to recognize the truth about what the Scriptures teach us about Jesus. Here are 3 to get you started:
Pastor Larry provides timely advice for us in a talk from an event called “Wisdom Forum: The Good Life” at Southeastern Seminary in which Larry discusses “Rest and the Good Life.”
How important is prayer in the life of the Christian? Larry Trotter gives a compelling answer in this very brief video:
“In this “throwback” video, SEBTS evangelism professor and NorthWake elder, George Robinson, reminds us to not always reduce the gospel to a select few Bible verses. Instead, learn to provide the full context of this grand redemptive story.”
This past Sunday (8/26/18) we explored 1 John 4 and the radical idea of coming to church on Sunday to love one another! Here’s a helpful prompt along those lines from Ed Welch:
And here is the prayer that I prayed over us during communion. I hope it prompts your own prayers to be more loving!
A Prayer of Edward Pusey (1800-1882)
1 John 4.19,