YOUR SATURDAY SEVEN
Compiled by: Rob Martinez, October 2, 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.
By: J.I. Packer, 10.2.21
“And the sense that, by God’s grace, I’ve been enabled to share in doing something worthwhile is a very happy feeling for thanksgiving and hope for the future. I have always liked working with words and I have always had a passion for accuracy in translating anything. So my work on the ESV has gratified my nature in both of those respects.”
By: Justin Earley, 10.1.21
“In your case, you might ask these questions:
- Am I leaving community, or moving to one?
- Does this move help me be more involved in a local church, or less?
- Does it mean I’ll spend more time in the car commuting, or more time with friends communing?
- Does it mean I’ll be hidden away from my neighbors, or on my porch engaging?
- Does this place offer friendship for my spouse and family too, or just me, or none of us?”
By: J.D. Greear, 9.27.21
“Faithful disciples ask themselves why Jesus gave them what he gave them and whether or not they are faithfully investing it. They are not distracted by the treasures of this world but focused instead on an eternal inheritance. What are you doing with your life? Are you wasting it, or are you fulfilling your purpose? Blessed are those who are awake to their task and active in it when the Master comes!”
By: Carey Nieuwhof, 9.29.21
“It is so easy to get caught up doing church that we forget that the ultimate call is to be the church. The constant barrage of weekend services continues to assault us at a rhythm and pace that consumes all our energy, demands complete focus and leaves us spinning into the next weekend. And, don’t get me wrong, the weekend service is important. But let me ask this question, how disproportionate is your leadership energy towards the weekend service compared to how you are serving your local community?”
By: Joshua Rodriguez, 9.25.21
“On the other hand, the Gospel has the power to radically transform human nature. The Gospel gives us the ability to fight our sin alongside a diverse group of believers to the glory of God and the benefit of ourselves and others. The Gospel compels us to forgive one another because of Christ’s forgiveness towards us. The Gospel calls us to confront a brother or sister when they offend us to restore unity. The Gospel offers true redemption to its believers. And the Gospel is our ultimate hope because we know that someday Christ will come again and destroy evil forever (including partiality), ushering in a world of ultimate peace and unity.”
By: Robert Rothwell, 9.23.21
“Today, Luther’s legacy lives on in the creeds and confessions of Protestant bodies worldwide. As we consider his importance this Reformation Day, let us equip ourselves to be knowledgeable proclaimers and defenders of biblical truth. May we be eager to preach the Gospel of God to the world and thereby spark a new reformation of church and culture.”
By: Gu Kwon, 3.19.21
“Therefore, the starting point of the Gospel is the crucifixion. No one experiences the glory of the resurrection without realizing, “Jesus was made sin on our behalf” (2 Cor 5:21). This is why we should preach the penal substitution in light of God’s divine love and a right understanding of the Trinity.”