YOUR SATURDAY SEVEN - Week 22
Compiled by: Rob Martinez, April 9, 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. WEIGHED DOWN BY A GUILTY CONSCIENCE? THERE IS HOPE.
By: Alistair Begg, 4.7.22 / Truth for Life
“The central message of the book of Hebrews is the superiority of Jesus Christ. Chapter after chapter declares that Jesus surpasses all that came before Him and all that exists in creation. This glorious truth leads the writer to conclude that the new covenant Jesus inaugurated is superior to the old covenant with its laws, regulations, priests, and sacrifices—including in the way it deals with a guilty conscience.”
2. SOULWINNING: C.S. LOVETT vs. C.H. SPURGEON.
By: Geoff Chang, 4.5.22 / The Spurgeon Center
“Revivalistic evangelism emphasizes technique – a form of words, certain gestures, “terrific psychological pressure.” But for Spurgeon, such techniques can provide no guarantee of conversion, nor is God limited by them. Certainly, God can use such things. But Spurgeon taught that effective evangelism could come about in many different styles and methods, using all kinds of people and personalities.”
3. THE JOY OF FORGETTING WHAT YOU NEED TO REMEMBER.
By: Tim Challies, 4.6.22 / Challies
“The practice I want people to aspire to and them embrace is getting things out of your head and into your system. This may have the side benefit of allowing you to attempt more and accomplish more. It may have the side benefit of convincing you to attempt less and accomplish less—less overall, but more of what really matters. The main value, though, is not accomplishments, but peace.”
4. WHAT IS TRANSGENDERISM?
By: Rosaria Butterfield, 4.4.22 / Ligonier
“If transgenderism is related to the sin of envy, then genuine repentance can produce the virtue of contentment… Contentment means saying and believing that God is good, just, and wise in all things… A person who thinks he is transgendered must learn the same lesson as the rest of us: to be content in God and unsatisfied in the world.”
5. DID JESUS NEED THE SPIRIT? PONDERING THE POWER OF THE GOD-MAN.
By: David Mathis, 4.8.22 / Desiring God
“Observing the critical place of the Holy Spirit with respect to the humanity of Christ helps us understand the Bible. From Isaiah to the Gospels and Acts, and the Epistles, God’s word notes again and again, as we’ve seen, the power of the Spirit as Christ’s inseparable companion. If we want to know and understand God’s word, we will not want to read a phrase like “by the Spirit” as white noise but with meaning.”
6. 11 PASSAGES TO READ TO HELP FIGHT WORRY.
By: Crossway Staff, 4.8.22 / Crossway
“Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” (Matthew 6:28-33, ESV)
7. TURNING A BLIND EYE TO GENOCIDE.
By: Josh Rodriguez, 4.8.22 / The Four Crosses
“This week, I was again heartbroken by the murderous actions of abortionists, particularly those possibly illegal abortions performed by Cesare Santangelo in Washington D.C. Like the ethic of Nazism, the ethic of post-modernism is in shambles, and the practice of genocide has never stopped. Abortion is the fashionable genocide of the 21st century.”