Thanks for your prayers and expressions of concern this week. I started the weak not feeling well. But I am doing much better. Praise God!
A big shout-out to the pastors of the Shiloh Church for stepping up in such a great way this week!
Shout-out to Tim Challies for commending my post: An Essential Part of Planning Your Preaching
I am looking forward to the 2013 Thriving Summit in Philadelphia (October 11-12)
I hope to see you at The Expositors Summit at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, October, 29-31.
Every preacher should read Steven Lawson’s little book, The Kind of Preaching God Blesses.
Thom Rainer: How Many Hours Must a Pastor Work to Satisfy the Congregation?
Jeramie Rinne: Learning the Art of Sermon Application
Eric Geiger: 3 Challenges of Being a Pastor’s Wife
Brian Croft: Is Your Child a Christian?
Jonathan Parnell: The Main Ingredient in Effective Prayer
Russell Moore: What’s at Stake with Internet Pornography
Stephen: Lust Has the Worst Credit Rating
Trillia Newbell: Grace Frees You to be Transparent
Jesse Johnson: 10 Principles to Guide Your Giving
Max Lucado: The Write Stuff
Bret Lott: There’s No Such Thing as a Writer (and other thoughts for those of you thinking about writing)
“Here’s a great truth about humility: Humility is the best friend you have. And the other side of the seesaw: Pride is the worst enemy you have.” – H.B. Charles, Jr., It Happens After Prayer, p. 128
Do you have any shout-outs to share? Join the conversation in the comments section.
The Most Important Commandment
And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this:‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” And the scribe said to him, “You are right, Teacher. You have truly said that he is one, and there is no other besides him. And to love him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.” And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And after that no one dared to ask him any more questions. – Mark 12:28-34 Armies win…