YOUR SATURDAY SEVEN
Compiled By: Rob Martinez / August 21, 2021
Enjoy Your Saturday Seven!
By: Josh Manley, 8.16.21
“Wouldn’t it be like our God to work in these horrible circumstances to make his great name known? While our Afghan brothers and sisters face terrible uncertainty, we should be like the believers in Acts 12 who themselves faced serious threats and persecution but, without ceasing, offered up earnest prayers to God.”
By: Bobby Jamieson, 8.17.21
“I’ve often heard Southern Seminary’s Don Whitney say something like this: “When it comes to family devotions, brief and frequent is better than long and rare.” When it comes to family devotions, almost anything is better than nothing. So find something realistic and workable, and stick with it.”
By: Alistair Begg, 8.18.21
“Whatever our disposition, we do need to remember that brothers and sisters will draw the lines in different places than we will, and that this does not necessarily make them wrong. Sometimes it is straightforward to see where the line must be, but not always, and our unity depends on humbly recognizing the difference.”
By: Michael Staton, 8.18.21
My parents taught me a verse to help me deal with my fear (and probably to help me actually live to see the second grade). The verse is Psalm 56:3, and I learned it this way: “What time I am afraid, I will trust in Thee.” My parents taught me to think about that verse whenever I was frightened. And so, countless times as a child, I found myself repeating that verse over and over and over again. I can’t say that it always made my fear subside instantaneously, but it did help to build my faith in God during difficult circumstances. Eventually, I learned to trust in the Lord regardless of my situation.
By: Joe Carter, 8.21.21
“Twenty years ago, the United States overthrew the Taliban government in Afghanistan for harboring Osama bin Laden and providing training grounds for Al-Qaeda terrorists. This month, the Taliban has returned to power after U.S. military forces withdrew and the Afghan government collapsed. Here is what you should know about the brutal Islamist regime.”
By: Dennis Greeson, 8.17.21
“Let us pray that those in the greatest public danger who are seeking to escape Afghanistan might find a way out. Let us pray that Christian men, women, and children would be protected from harm and secure some guaranteed protections as the Taliban seek to be taken seriously as a civil authority on the world’s stage. Let us pray that as churches move underground, they would somehow remain able to gather to encourage one another in the Gospel. Let us pray that Christians remain bold in their faith, proclaiming the Good News of salvation through Christ alone to their friends and neighbors whom they are suffering alongside. Let us pray that a spiritual hunger would awaken Afghanis to the moral and religious bankruptcy of the Taliban, and that many would put their hope in King Jesus.”
7. YOUR FRIDAY FIVE.
By: Dr. David L. Allen
As always I add Dr. Allen’s “Your Friday Five” as the seventh article. I in particular would encourage you to read number two on the list entitled, “How to Pray for Afghanistan – and the Taliban.” Which was also written by Joy Carter. (#5 on our list here)