YOUR SATURDAY SEVEN
Compiled By: Rob Martinez / July 24, 2021
I trust that the following articles will be an encouragement to you in some way. Again, each week I will post 7 of the most recent articles from the current week, along with Dr. David Allen’s “Your Friday Five” as the 7th resource of the week. Enjoy your Saturday Seven!
By: William Farley
An excellent article by William Farley provides several ways in which anyone in their golden years still finds new life and ongoing gospel-centered purpose for the glory of God! “So, today’s grandparents have great need to remember that we are sons and daughters of the living God. Whether old or young, that is our identity.”
By. Dr. John MacArthur
John MacArthur is doing a series on “Church Membership in the Church” and here is his third post on membership and its relation to fellowship. An excerpt, “That’s exactly what happens in church membership—the individual believer is publically identified with the local body of believers and enters into an ongoing spiritual partnership with that congregation. It’s a public affirmation of our unity in Christ, our care for each other, and our shared desire to grow together in the love and knowledge of God’s Word.”
By: Justin Dillehay
An excellent article that I read today. I encourage you to read and consider some reasons why prayers may go unanswered. He notes, “That’s why we can safely ask for anything that seems good according to his will—not only because we know he loves to give good gifts to his children, but because we can trust that even if he says no, it’s because he loves us and has something better. If not now in this vapor of a life, then in the unending age to come.”
By: Michael Kruger
I will likely read this more than 10 times! “In order to lead the church back to sola Scriptura, we must realize that we cannot do so only by teaching about the doctrine itself (although we must do this). Instead, the primary way we lead the church back is by actually preaching the Scriptures. Only the Word of God has the power to transform and reform our churches.”
By: Richard Baxter, Tim Cooper
Acts 20 is perhaps a text that I have been dissecting lately! Oh, how I need the gospel evermore! “Believe that which you persuade them daily to believe, and have heartily accepted that Christ and Spirit whom you offer unto others.”
By: Nathan W. Bingham
Growing in my understanding of Sanctification this week and ran across this article from the guys at Ligonier Ministries. Note: This is not an article from this week, but it has helped me personally, and I trust it will help you. Bingham writes, “God’s method of sanctification is neither activism (self-reliant activity) nor apathy (God-reliant passivity), but human effort dependent on God (2 Cor. 7:1; Phil. 3:10–14; Heb. 12:14). Knowing that without Christ’s enabling we cannot do good works, but also that He is ready to strengthen us for all we have to do (Phil. 4:13), we “abide” in Christ, asking for His help constantly— and we receive it (Col. 1:11; 1 Tim. 1:12; 2 Tim. 1:7; 2:1).”
7. YOUR FRIDAY FIVE.
By: Dr. David L. Allen
Dr. Allen provides an excellent list of articles from this week! If I can personally point one out that may be interesting to you it would be number 2 on his list regarding the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship on the campus of the University of Iowa and their (IVCF) recent victory in the court system! Read if you get a chance!