Growing in Grace, Links from around the web, Blogs that encourage spiritual growth

Growing in Grace- Links 4/6

A collection of links from around the web to encourage you in your growth. Click below to read:

Be a Gospel Neighbor

The challenge is for every church and Christian to see the importance of engaging our neighbors—the people God has specifically put in our lives. Whether it’s a house we drive past each and every morning or a co-worker we talk to each and every day.

What is Congregational Singing, and Why is it so Important?

A video by Mark Dever on the importance of congregational singing.

9 Things You Should Know About Mormonism

“In more than half of the states in the U.S., Mormonism is the fastest-growing religion. Although Mormons consider their church to a restorationist movement within Christianity (they believe the Great Apostasy occurred between the time of the New Testament church and it’s restoration under Joseph Smith), Mormonism differs radically from the orthodox Christian teachings and beliefs. Here are nine things you should know about Mormon beliefs.”

Church Membership Isn’t Just Biblical. It’s Beautiful

“By contrast, there is freedom in coming off the market. There is sweet rest in belonging to one people, for better or worse, and there is the opportunity for displaying costly, Christlike love. We’re called to die to our narrow interests and to what we might hope to enjoy or become on our own. But we’re called to a truer life in our identification with Christ and his body on earth.”

Your Work is Not “Secular”

“When we call work ‘secular work,’ we imply that it is somehow inherently unspiritual. However, when we read our Bibles, we see that God created work before man fell into sin. Work existed before the ministry existed. Work, while it may be difficult, is a good thing created by God. Every good and honest work to which we give ourselves is spiritual work.”

Have You Tried Doing ‘Ordinary Christianity?’

“I am saying that the Bible only knows of ordinary Christians who are disciples. A disciple is a learner, a follower, a practitioner, and a student of the Master. Jesus commissioned His disciples to ‘make disciples’ (Matt. 28:18-20), and every generation since has been responsible for the same commission.”

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