YOUR SATURDAY SEVEN - Week 24
Compiled by: Rob Martinez, November 5, 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. YOUNG PASTOR, DON’T LOOK DOWN ON YOUR ELDERS.
By: Derek Buikema, 11.3 / TGC
“God gave me men with calluses on their hands to teach me how to be a pastor.”
2. FIVE MYTHS ABOUT HOW WE GOT THE BIBLE.
By: Peter J. Gurry & John D. Meade, 10.18 / Crossway
“If the Bible’s history has sometimes been misunderstood, the good news is that the truth is better than the fiction. The Bible has such a rich history because so many have given their energy, their ingenuity, and even their lives so that we have it today…”
3. NETANYAHU SET TO RETURN TO OFFICE IN ISRAEL AFTER PM CONCEDES.
By: Josef Federman, 11.4 / Baptist Press
“Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday appeared set to return to the office after winning this week’s national election, with the current caretaker prime minister conceding defeat…”
4. EXPECT GREAT THINGS, ATTEMPT GREAT THINGS.
By: Ryan Griffith, 11.4 / Desiring God
“The task of gospel-proclamation was the Christian’s duty, and therefore my life’s mission had to be altered. To live for Christ meant to put his global glory as my great aim, no matter my vocation.”
5. PREACHING AND CRITICISM: HOW DOES THE EXPOSITOR REMAIN FAITHFUL TO HIS CALLING?
By: Patrick Slyman, 11.1 / The Masters Seminary
“Exposit the word, not only because the lives of our people depend upon it, but because our life in glory depends upon it as well.”
6. THE AMERICAN MYTH THAT “IT CAN’T HAPPEN HERE.”
By: Roger E. Olsen, 11.3 / Patheos
“Unfortunately, today, in 2022, many conservative Christians, especially evangelical/fundamentalist Protestants, lean into fascism without knowing it. They need strong evangelical voices to speak out to them that fascism is a form of idolatry and that they need to be just as wary of fascism as of communism.”
7. SEVEN EXAMPLES OF LAZY LEADERSHIP.
By: Ron Edmondson, 11.1 / His Blog
“Possibly nothing frustrates me more than lazy leadership. Especially if the lazy leader is me. Whoever is lazy regarding his work is also a brother to the master of destruction. Proverbs 18:9 Laziness is a sin.”