Favorite Finds Friday: 03-16-18
Friday Favorite Finds

Favorite Finds Friday: 03-16-18

Favorite Finds Friday:

03-16-18

The following are a collection of articles, sites, podcasts, and other finds I have found this week that I thought I would recommend. I hope you find these especially encouraging and edifying in your walk with Christ.

Bible

Romans 11: The Sovereignty and Wisdom of God in Salvation
“Whether you are Jew or Gentile, God takes all the glory in your salvation. You contributed nothing, and you keep your salvation only because Christ keeps you. You are called to believe and obey, but the belief and obedience you have are from the power of God. Where is pride? There’s no room, not in God’s plan of redemption. All glory goes to Him.”

Themes in Puritan Theology: Scripture
“As we consider the doctrine of God’s Word in the Confession, we see that the Puritans emphasized the four major attributes (characteristics) of Scripture that are often highlighted today, namely, its: sufficiency, necessity, authority, and perspicuity.”

Does James 2:24 Deny Justification by Faith Alone?

Christian Living

Questions to Examine Yourself to See if You are in the Faith (2 Corinthians 13:5)

Church

Favorite Finds Friday: 03-16-18

7 Ways to Protect and Pass On the Gospel
“Christian, you have an assigned task from Jesus and it involves—by God’s grace—helping fellow church members make it to heaven and getting the gospel into the next generation. Please do not neglect this eternally important responsibility.”

How to Deal with Conflict in the Church
“The local church is family and what do family members do when faced with conflict? The family works through it together. Don’t give up. Don’t quit. The end result is worth it and Christ will be glorified through a proper and healthy conflict resolution.”

Spurgeon on the Entertainment-Driven Church
“We do not find our rest in the kinds of weightless amusements the world offers so freely, and pursue amusements that may liven or distract for a moment, rather we make our aim the true gospel, the gospel of peace and joy.”

Discernment

Five Consequences of Misapplying Scripture
“When we pick verses out of the context in which the author wrote them, we’re not just mishandling Scripture from a literary standpoint. We’re changing how we view God in His Word.”

Family

Young People and the Dangerous Trend of Vaping
“So though vaping is a new topic to address with young people, the underlying spiritual issues are familiar. Because this is true, we can offer honest sympathy for their struggles—we face temptation too. We can also show compassion and offer wisdom from lives lived, as we come alongside our kids and walk with them through this and similar trials. Our kids need Scripture to be made relevant in their lives and parents are the greatest resource God can use to do that.”

Should I teach my children to pray?

History

Famous Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies at 76
“For both biblical and scientific reasons, ICR disagrees with Hawking’s endorsement of the Big Bang model and his stance on religion. However, we recognize his advancements in physics and his courage in a lifelong battle with ALS. We hope his legacy inspires more people to investigate God’s wonderful creation.”

Resources

Ligonier 2019 Conference

Ligonier: 2018 National Conference Media Now Available

Ligonier: Announcing Our 2019 National Conference
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Testimony

Stories of God’s Grace: Meet Lowell

Podcasts

Favorite Finds Friday: 03-16-18Renewing Your Mind Minute: The Faithfulness of God (01:00)

Renewing Your Mind Minute: The Universal Brotherhood of Man? (01:00)

Renewing Your Mind Minute: The Necessity of Theology (01:00)

5 Minutes in Church History: Tacitus (05:00)

The Briefing: Friday, Mar. 9, 2018 (21:22)

  • New pressure on CEOs to become social activists presents a unique challenge for corporations
  • As corporations flock to sponsor Sydney’s Gay Mardi Gras, activists push back
  • Fifty years after ‘Sex Invades the Schoolhouse’ why all sex education is still moral education. The only question is, ‘Whose morality?’
  • Why a society that tries to look for the good in pornography is a society that has lost all moral sense

The Briefing: Monday, Mar. 12, 2018 (22:46)

  • Statecraft in the 21st century: What happens when a drama is played out on the world stage
  • How a recent decision by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals may threaten religious liberty
  • The inevitability of the obituary column: the quest for longevity reminds us that there is nothing more certain than death

The Briefing: Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2018 (23:22)

  • Why the loss of frozen embryos is a tragedy infinitely greater than many Americans realize
  • Surrogate pregnancies and frozen embryos pose new ethical questions
  • Has the normalization of marijuana become a matter of social justice?

The Briefing: Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2018 (21:28)

  • Personnel changes in Trump administration signal the importance of worldview
  • An old Soviet plot reappears as Russian espionage looms over Britain
  • Lies speed ahead of the truth according to new scientific study

The Briefing: Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018 (23:15)

  • Stephen Hawking, one of the most recognized scientists of the modern age, dies at age 76
  • The failure of materialism: Why a biblical worldview is the only worldview that can explain the meaning of life
  • A seminary in turmoil: President under fire after past opposition to homosexuality is revealed

IBCD: Interview with Elyse Fitzpatrick (24:28)

Renewing Your Mind: We Would See Jesus: The Christological Crisis (26:25)

Renewing Your Mind: Puritan Views of Assurance and Conversion (26:25)

Renewing Your Mind: Reasoning from the Scriptures (26:25)

Renewing Your Mind: The History of Awakening (26:25)

Renewing Your Mind: The Great Awakening (26:25)

Renewing Your Mind: Peter’s Sermon (26:25)

Renewing Your Mind: Meet Lowell (26:25)

The Bald Calvinist: Episode 001 of the Bald Calvinist with Justin Peters (39:36)

The Bald Calvinist: Costi Hinn and Defining Deception (30:56)

Thankful Homemaker: Celebrating a Christ-Centered Easter (32:45)

She Proves Faithful: Calling, Wolves, & the Whole Counsel of God (34:09)

Theology Driven: #%$&! Language (43:18)