“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,
“To begin with, our own relationship with God takes the shape of a story…”
Dr. George Robinson, North Wake Elder and SEBTS Professor, writes to help us craft the telling of our own personal stories of faith and use these stories as a bridge to the gospel.
This past Sunday I mentioned this excellent article by Francis Schaeffer, “The Mark of the Christian.” It sets out the priority of loving one another as the distinguishing mark of followers of Jesus. Click on the link below to access the abridged form of this article:
As you study along with us in l John, here are some resources that you might find helpful:
If you want to buy a commentary, here are two that I have found helpful that aren’t too technical:
If you want a more technical commentary, this one by Karen Jobes has been helpful for me:
This online sermon series by John Piper is very insightful (and free!):
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!):