YOUR SATURDAY SEVEN - Week 21
Compiled by: Rob Martinez, April 2, 2022
Your Saturday Seven is a hand selection of seven articles from this week that will hopefully be a blessing to you! You can see more past articles here. Note: I do not necessarily fully endorse or agree with all content posted.
1. CSB MARKS 5TH ANNIVERSARY…
By: Diana Chandler, 3.29.22
“The award-winning Christian Standard Bible translation reached its fifth anniversary in March, a milestone marked by a 10 percent market share of Bible sales, according to top industry tracking data.”
2. DON’T LET THE CULTURE TRAIN UP YOUR CHILDREN IN THE WAY THEY SHOULD GO. *SA
By: Kevin DeYoung, 3.29.22
“No matter how many limits you put on screen time, if your kids are living in this world, I can guarantee that the world is catechizing them. This doesn’t happen in a formal way where the world is giving questions and answers, and kids memorize it. That would actually be easier. You could simply tell them, “Don’t read the world’s catechism.”
3. PRINCIPLE VS. PRAGMATISM
By: R.C. Sproul, 3.30.22
“Pragmatism eschews any hope of discovering ultimate truth. It is skeptical with respect to objective principles of righteousness and defines truth as “that which works.” In this philosophy, the end always justifies the means. The driving force behind decisions within the scope of pragmatism is the force of expediency.”
4. TOM ASCOL AND VODDIE BAUCHAM DISCUSS THEIR VISION FOR THE SBC.
By: Dale Chamberlain, 3.30.22
“Key points of contention for the “Change the Direction” movement include Critical Race Theory, which Baucham has written a book to denounce, as well as keeping women from preaching in SBC pulpits or being ordained in SBC churches. Baucham recently became a member of the steering council of the Conservative Baptist Network, a coalition on a mission to “save the SBC” from liberal drift.”
5. FIVE PREACHING PET PEEVES.
By: Jared C. Wilson 3.28.22
” In the end, those of us who preach want to remove any unnecessary barriers between understanding the word, believing the gospel and the people who are listening. As a preacher who regularly sits under preaching too, I’ve experienced some things that I think have helped me develop as a communicator. Maybe they will provide some food for thought for you, as well.”
6. WHY DO CHURCHES NEED DEACONS?
By: Juan R. Sanchez, 4.1.22
“Pastors are often bombarded with problems that threaten to consume their time and turn their attention away from gospel preaching. So that’s where deacons come in. They play a vital role in making sure local churches keep gospel-preaching at the heart of their mission.”
7. CULTIVATING CONTENTMENT.
By: John MacArthur, 4.1.22
“Scripture contains a number of practical guidelines by which we can enjoy the attitude of contentment. First, we must realize God’s goodness and believe that as our Father, He will take care of us. The apostle Paul reminds us that “God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28).”