Weekly Roundup For Your Weekend Reading – September 15


Have Mercy On Me: Four Glimpses Into the Heart Of God

“Many of us today are prone, by nature and nurture, to see God’s mercy as peripheral or incidental to who he is. We suspect that perhaps he shows mercy by accident or weakness. But if we let the Scriptures have their say, we will see that when God shows his mercy, he does so with utter intentionality and strength, and we as his creatures get our deepest glimpse of who he is not just in his sovereignty but his goodness. Not simply in his greatness but his gentleness. Not only in his towering might but also in his surprising tenderness….”


The Ordinary Means Of Soul Winning

“One of the greatest tricks the devil has ever pulled is convincing the church that it needs to become like the world in order to win the world. In the twenty-first century, the church has been seduced by the world rather than turning the world upside down. As such, the greatest threat to the church is not persecution by the world but the church becoming like the world. For when the church adopts the world’s tactics and schemes, the church in essence begins to persecute itself, and it ceases to shine as a light to the world because it looks just like the world. If the first-century church had done things the same way as the twenty-first-century church, it never would have been persecuted. Rather than being countercultural, the church has become counter-ecclesial in order to become culturally acceptable….” 


What Is Blasphemy Against The Holy Spirit?

“This isn’t just idle speculation for me, either. At one point in my past, I thought that I had committed the unpardonable sin. I thought that since I had seen so much of God’s grace when I turned away and sinned so egregiously that surely I had committed that blasphemy….”


The Marks Of A Crusty Christian

“What makes a Christian crusty? A number of things….”


 

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