Friday Favorite Finds

Favorite Finds Friday: 12-22-17

Favorite Finds Friday:

12-22-17

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

Does the Bible condone slavery?

Bible Reading Programs – Three-Minute Thursdays #8 – Tim Challies does a 3 minute video on how he does his Bible reading plan every year. This is a great video and mentions several of the benefits I briefly mentioned in my article, 2018 Ninety-Day Bible Reading Challenge.

Bible Reading Plans for 2018 – Speaking of Bible reading plans for 2018, Whole Magazine has a great list of wonderful plans.

Christian Living

Favorite Finds Friday: 12-22-17

Sexual Sin Doesn’t Define You – A devotional encouraging us to remember that our sin does not define us if we are covered in the righteousness of Christ.

Are Christians crying wolf about mistreatment and marginalization? – Denny Burk is gifted at addressing cultural and political commentary from a intelligent and balanced Christian view. This article is no different.

When Disabilities Keep Us Away From Church – “When I hear able-bodied people say they skipped church to do something recreational, to sleep in, or because they just didn’t feel like going, it angers me. Do they have any idea how heartbreaking it is to cancel our paratransit reservations Sunday after Sunday because the thermometer won’t move above the mid-thirties? Do they know what I’d give to serve on the Missions Committee or as a deaconess?”

A Humble Reminder that You are not God – A devotional by Brittany Allen over Psalm 139:3-6.

Assurance of Salvation in the London Baptist Confession – Amy Mantravadi discusses the Biblical doctrine of assurance of salvation as explained in the London Baptist Confession.

The Beauty of God’s Sovereignty – Chelsi Woods writes a devotional on Luke 2:1 and how this short passage reveals God’s sovereignty.

The Slippery Slope of Sin and Fighting for Holiness

The Answer for a Culture in Chaos

Making Peace

Signs You are on the Pathway from Stressed to Depressed

An Essential Mark of a Sound Conversion

Sometimes it Causes Me to Tremble

Finding Comfort in Psalm 23

Clang! The Harsh Notes of Discipline

 

Christmas

10 Questions to Ask at a Christmas Gathering – We will likely have lots of different kinds of conversations while visiting with friends and family this Christmas. Here are 10 questions that might help have productive conversations with your loved ones.

5 Things to Pack in Your Holiday Suitcase – Things to remember to bring with you while visiting friends and family during this Christmas season.

What’s So Good about the Good News? – Randy Alcorn links the angel’s proclimation of “good news of great joy” to the gospel.

Friday’s Featured Sermon: “The Nature of the Incarnation, Part 2”

The Theology of the Incarnation

John MacArthur on Fighting the Temptations of Christmas

Yes, Go to Church This Christmas Eve

Sitting at the Feet of Jesus in a Season of Busyness

Jesus Is Our Prince of Peace

Christmas: Not the Beginning of Jesus’ Existence

Naughty or Nice?

Talking to Your Pastor About Christmas Fallacies

Must Christians Believe in the Virgin Birth?

 

History

A Bright and Burning Light: Robert Charles Sproul, February 13, 1939-December 14, 2017

Selah R. C. Sproul (1939-2017)

A Tribute To R.C. Sproul: A Faithful Saint In Christ

A Letter from Dr. W. Robert Godfrey, Chairman of Ligonier Ministries

Today, A Hero Died.

R.C. Sproul

Some personal reflections on the ministry of R. C. Sproul (1939-2017)

Lion in our Midst: A Eulogy for R. C. Sproul

My favorite R.C. Sproul quote

A Tribute to R.C. Sproul

Remembering R.C. Sproul: 20 Most Memorable Quotes

The R.C. I Knew

With Sadness and Joy: A Tribute to RC Sproul

The First Sunday Without R.C. Sproul

A Word from an Alliance Board Member

Remembering R.C. Sproul

 

 

Science

The Christmas Star – Dr. Jason Lisle discusses the Christmas star from a scientific perspective.

Defining the Flood/post-Flood boundary in sedimentary rocks – This is a very long and technical paper regarding the Flood and sedimentary rocks. I am a nerd so I find this kind of papers very interesting. This would be a helpful paper for homeschooling, but more appropriate for the older students.

“Overwhelming Evidence in All Fields of Science Supports Evolution”

Rapid Finch Speciation Counters Evolution

The American bald eagle: On eagle’s wings

 

New Year

 

Podcasts

Favorite Finds Friday: 12-22-17

Renewing Your Mind Minute: Trinitarian Worship (1:00)

Renewing Your Mind Minute: Amazing Grace (1:00)

Renewing Your Mind Minute: The Secret Counsel of God (1:00)

5 Minutes in Church History: Remembering R.C. Sproul (5:00)

Thankful Homemaker: Serving with a Mary Heart in a Martha Season (7:49)

ACBC: Is God Speaking To Me? (feat. Keith Palmer) (9:29)

ACBC: Glorifying God In Your Sexual Relationship (feat. Brad Bigney) (13:14)

ACBC: Trusting God In Your Trials (feat. Martha Peace) (13:53)

Women’s Hope Podcast: BONUS EPISODE: Merry Christmas Bloopers and HUGE Announcement (15:38)

The Briefing: Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 (23:01)

  • Economics as a test of worldview and tax reform as either pro
  • mise or peril
  • As Americans have their say about Christmas, we see the centrality of history to Christianity
  • Evangelical Christian world grieves the death of a titan

Renewing Your Mind: The Believer’s Final Rest (26:25) – This episode was planed and scheduled months ago. The day before this episode aired, Dr. RC Sproul went home to his final rest. The beauty of God’s providence and sovereignty are humbling, comforting, and praise inspiring.

Renewing Your Mind: From the German Reformation to Geneva (26:25)

Renewing Your Mind: The Death of Herod (26:25)

Renewing Your Mind: Beloved Founder: Remembering RC (26:25)

Renewing Your Mind: Profound Communicator: Remembering RC (26:25)

Renewing Your Mind: Faithful Teacher: Remembering RC (26:25)

Renewing Your Mind: Brother-In-Arms: Remembering RC (26:25)