YOUR SATURDAY SEVEN
Compiled by: Rob Martinez, September 25, 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! You can see more past articles here. If there is one article I would encourage you to read it would be #5 on J.C. Ryles book: Holiness.
1. FACING COVID-19 WITHOUT FEAR. *SA
By: John MacArthur, 9.21.21
“In today’s troubled world, perpetual fear has been made to seem normal, even noble. Life itself has become all about avoiding risk. But to cultivate that kind of fear, especially at the government’s behest, poses a grave danger to the long-term spiritual health and ministry of the church. If young people are taught that the preservation of their own lives is more important than corporate worship and evangelism, who will go to the mission field?”
By: Geoff Chang, 9.21.21
I praise the Lord that our church along with many others is mindful of the welfare of their pastors, it is such a huge blessing to be cared for financially by our church body! This is an excellent article that points our Spurgeon’s concern for those pastors and ministers of the word who are not cared for as they minister the word.
By: David W. Swanson, 9.23.21
“No, longer sermons are not inherently better than shorter ones. But for those of us in the shorter sermon camp, learning from the assumptions of our “Take your time, preacher!” friends will help us discover a few assumptions of our own.”
4. ABORTION, THREATS TO THE CHURCH, AND DEPICTING JESUS. (Podcast Episode)
By: Kevin DeYoung, 9.22.21
“In this episode, Justin and I take a long, hard look at abortion in America. With the new law in Texas making news, and a potential challenge to Roe v. Wade, we try and help get back to basics with practical resources for changing hearts and minds regarding abortion. We also ask where the primary threat to the American church is coming from. Is it secularism from the outside, or corruption and sin inside?”
By: Bennet W. Rogers, 9.25.21
“Holiness takes doctrine seriously. In the first seven chapters of the book, Ryle treats the doctrine of sanctification systematically, beginning with sin (chapter 1) and ending with assurance (chapter 7). These chapters are undoubtedly the most theologically sophisticated of the book. Ryle defines terms, exegetes Scripture, makes important distinctions, discusses church formularies, quotes authorities, and refutes opponents. Yet at the same time, he never loses sight of the pastoral purposes of the work.”
By: Gaye Clark, 9.23.21
“The nurses could guess the reasons—“decreasing staffing levels, changes in the patient population, and visitor restrictions.” The researchers found that healthcare workers were about 50 percent more likely than others to have been harassed, bullied, or hurt because of COVID. Indeed, through many dangers, toils and snares, we have come.”
7. YOUR FRIDAY FIVE.
By: Dr. David L. Allen, 9.24.21
As a reminder, I post Dr. Allen’s “Your Friday Five” each week and usually point out one of the articles that he compiles from various authors each week. Here is one that I would definitely read: “7 Ways to Help Church Members Grow in Bible Study Skills, which is #5 on his list. I trust one of those articles will help you!