YOUR SATURDAY SEVEN
Compiled by: Rob Martinez, September 18, 2021
Here is another week of compiled articles! Your Saturday Seven is a hand selection of seven articles from this week that will hopefully be a blessing to you! Enjoy your Saturday seven!
1. WILL THE CHURCH RETURN?
By: Brandon Knight, 9.18.21
“When congregation members were forced to go home and “do church from home,” people became too comfortable too fast. It was like a wave of relief hit them, because now they could go home and be a Christian from there. Bliss. Then, things started to settle, vaccinations were sent out, people started going on vacations and out shopping again. Normalcy returned. Well, kind of. People went everywhere but church.”
2. THE BOOK JESUS LOVED MOST.
By: Nancy Guthrie, 9.14.21
“I have found that when people who love the Bible and love Christ are shown how to see Christ from the beginning to the end of the Bible, their joy explodes. Seeing the beauty, sufficiency, and necessity of Jesus Christ from every part of the Bible — including from the Old Testament — has the power to truly, deeply, and eternally change our lives.”
3. MEN: SEEK TRANSPARENCY RATHER THAN ACCOUNTABILITY.
By: Ray Ortlund, 9.18.21
“But when that man steps out into the light of honest brotherhood in confession, he becomes free. New possibilities open up and his brothers then share the burden of his sins with him. That’s when a guy actually begins to experience the burden-bearing power of Christ himself.”
4. STEADY HOPE FOR STORM-TOSSED FAMILIES.
By: Alistair Begg, 9.17.21
“We may not always see it clearly, but the church, if ordered according to God’s plan, is the solution to what ails us and our society. The church family is made up of the King’s citizens, and He knows exactly what He’s doing. No amount of cultural upheaval can prevail against Christ’s church (Matt. 16:18).”
5. AVOIDING SHIPWRECK.
By: Margaret Glass, 9.17.21
“My life is a shipwreck!” Don’t despair. Yes, we sin, and when we do, there is good news: we have Jesus Christ as our Advocate, who is always ready to defend us before the Father and declare us already acquitted by faith in His finished work on the cross. “
6. CHURCHES PREPARE TO MEET AFGHAN REFUGEE NEEDS.
By: Scott Barkley, 9.17.21
“Brandon Hembree remembers the moment Afghan refugees became a face instead of a number. The face belonged to a child, frightened by the sound of planes overhead. The playground wasn’t in Afghanistan. It was in northern Virginia. Hembree and others from Impact Church in Centerville, where he was pastor at the time, were playing soccer and games with the children. Such activities are vital for families with restless kids who need to burn off energy while adults jump through myriad bureaucratic hoops in a government office. But every time a plane from the nearby airport flew overhead, the games stopped and children ran for cover. Every time.”
7. YOUR FRIDAY FIVE.
By: Dr. David L. Allen, 9.17.21
The list provided by Dr. Allen is an excellent lineup. I was highly interested in the fourth one on his list entitled, “The Bible and COVID Vaccines.” by Mark Talbot. If you get a chance take a look at that one and let me know what you think!