Growing in Grace- Links 7/12

From the blog this week: Unshakable Joy in the Pit of Despair

What’s it like to follow Jesus in North Korea?

“Of the 300,000 believers in North Korea, nearly one-quarter are in prison for their faith.”

I Did Not Die. I Did Not Go To Heaven

The boy who co-wrote The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven has admitted the story never happened.

Why Have a Church Covenant?

“One way to look at it is that a church without a covenant is like a marriage without vows. Marriage vows are not spelled out in the Bible just like church covenants aren’t. Both follow necessarily from the nature of the relationships.”

7 Well-Meaning Objections to Church Discipline

“Again, not everyone who opposes discipline does so with nefarious motives. Many are simply confused sheep with well-meaning but misguided theological principles.”

Ordinary Preaching: The Food We Can’t Forget

“When we listen to a sermon, we can’t gauge the benefit of it solely on our own takeaways or feelings. The Spirit works through the preaching of his Word—and he is the one who will change us—whether we have great illustrations or not.”

5 Ways God’s Majesty in the Minutiae Will Improve Your Day

“Our magnificent, transcendent, God is also lovingly involved in the details of His creation, His image-bearers, as well as all of history. How amazing it is to me that God is actively involved in the minutiae of my tiny, seemingly insignificant patch of a lawn.”

 

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