Mike and Lisa Redick are being used by God in Southeast Asia! We had the privilege of having them as our campus guests this week and hearing their heart for the incredible need and opportunity in their part of the world. While God has taken us through different experiences and paths we are coming to many of the same conclusions in regard to ministry and focus. This week has been a great refreshment to Diane and me, and to all of us here at Northland. Mike and Lisa challenged us all with the endless opportunities in “restricted access” countries and reminded us that no door is closed when God is at work. Our students have been buzzing about the possibilities and many are hoping to join them in future endeavors. This is an exciting day in ministry!
Westminster Book Store | “Dispatches From the Front”
Through the end of today WTS Books has the entire “Dispatches From the Front” DVD set for only $30. That is 60% off. These videos are incredibly well done and will move your heart to worship Christ.
Nathan Finn | My Hope for Unity in the SBC
The SBC is meeting in New Orleans for the annual meeting. Here is one Southern Baptist’s hope for his denomination in the midst of disunity. I think his points should resonate with us all and give us all something to pray towards.
Justin Buzzard | 20 Ideas for Dating Your Wife
Justin has a new book coming out called Date Your Wife. In this post he gives 20 practical ways us men can continue to date your wife well into marriage.
Dave Crabb | The Idolatry of Serving Jesus
Here are some good words and reflections from Dave Crabb, a pastor in Lapeer, MI.
Trinity Blog | What’s Wrong with Feeling Sad?
Alumnus Dan Lerro posts for his church family and all that want to listen in on the topic of sadness.
John MacArthur | Appearance is Everything?
At the Grace to You blog MacArthur hits on the idea of image and how that relates to a variety of areas in the church, such as discipline and hypocrisy. The thrust of the post is on secret sins in which he offers 3 reasons why these types of sin are especially abhorrant.
An Infant in a Cradle | Six Reasons to be Zealous in the Great Commission
A simple post…check it out for more explanation.
- because the Lord God is the hero of the story.
- because the Lord God has made you his authorized messenger.
- because the Lord God proclaims his salvation and judgment through you.
- because the Lord God works his judgment and salvation through your proclamation.
- because the Lord God uses the hard-hearts of his enemies to glorify his name among the nations.
- because the Lord God uses unexpected people in unexpected ways.
Much like Owen there are things I’ve appreciated about Chan. However, this article does reveal some concerns on how the church should be perceived and why “the gathering” is important.
This year was the first year I had the opportunity to go to Together for the Gospel. In previous years our Missions Conference on campus has conflicted with the conference, however, this year everything lined up well for me and many others from Northland to attend.
One of the take-aways, and the preaching highlight from the conference, was David Platt’s message from Revelation 5 called “Divine Sovereignty: The Fuel of Death-Defying Missions.” More