Favorite Finds Friday:
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.
Michelle Lesley reminds us to not seek the modern idea that we are great, perfect, and awesome. The Bible tells us we are dirty, rotten, sinners deserving nothing more than eternity in hell. But God, in His humbling mercy and grace chose to send His Son to lay down His life for us. We are not great, He is.
On a personal note, I have dealt with anxiety and depression all my life, but especially from elementary age to young adult. During this time, I was often complimented by well-intentioned people in my life hoping to “raise my spirit” and make me feel better. While it was a kind gesture, it never worked. It often actually left me more depressed because “I was so great so why did I feel so bad?” Later in life, I realized who I actually was, a wretched, horrible sinner deserving God’s wrath but God chose to save me. He did what didn’t make sense. He chose to save me. Now, when I start feeling depressed, I think, “You’re right, you aren’t good at all. You’re terrible. But Jesus died for you and you can glorify Him in your weaknesses. That doesn’t make you great, but it does mean you are loved by the Creator and Master of all.”
Mallory Bierig discusses the doctrine of sanctification, the process of God conforming us into the image of His Son.
Kristen Wetherell discusses how confession among your sisters in Christ deepens your relationships with them and gives you the opportunity to pray more specifically for them and them pray for you.
Dr. Lisle discusses logic and how it is a vital and moral obligation of the Christian
A great article regarding the freedom receive in Christ’s atoning work is not a license to sin.
Dr. David Menton with Answers in Genesis discusses the faults and errant method of dating rocks and fossils that the modern, evolutionary, scientific community uses today.
Josh Buice interviews Justin Peters about his testimony, his ministry, and discernment.
Derek Thomas discusses God’s Sovereignty and our responsibility.
Tim Challies has made some amazing infographics over the last couple of years to help people understand theology more easily. This is his newest one. In this one he uses the story of Cain and Abel to describe the order and causes of salvation and damnation. It goes right along with the series I am working through regarding their story.