Here are some good reads to start your week. Don’t forget your chance to enter the Un-Ashamed book give away.
Interpreting the Bible in 3 Simple Steps
In the simplest form, we sit down and read the Bible with a focus on the fact that God is present and speaks to us through what we read. We consider a three-step approach to studying the Bible.
The Father Himself Loves You
He’s telling us how the Father feels about us. He could say more, but he doesn’t. He doesn’t need to. It’s all we need. We can stop working for the love of God and start working out of the love of God.
Don’t like reading? I get it. I was there. But I want to encourage you to try. Just start anywhere, and ask God to bless you along the way. It is no exaggeration to say that reading good books can change the trajectory of your life.
To expose the problems of modern society, Rieff outlines Western history according to three cultural “worlds,” each representing a time period (not a separate sphere of existence). The first was the pagan world, enchanted by its many gods. Following this was the second cultural world, one dominated by monotheism. This era has only recently given way to the third cultural world, our present age, in which many wish to do away with the gods altogether.
Many of us know how valuable it is to memorize God’s word. But we often don’t know where to start. We get discouraged. We burn out quickly and move on to something less taxing. I’ve wrestled with these frustrations for years now. As a performer and worship leader, I’ve had to develop techniques so that I don’t drop the ball when I take the stage.