Community Pool: A Weekly Collection March 11

Here’s an interesting mix of good stuff from around the web that you might enjoy perusing.


If you Don’t Hate Your Father, You Cannot Be My Disciple: The Discomforting Sayings of Jesus 

When we take up our cross and follow Jesus, every relationship on earth changes.

John Piper asks these questions:

Will we bow to his radical claim on our lives? Will we left him put all our natural relations in jeopardy for the sake of the kingdom? Will we put our hands over our mouths and accept that his claim on us is a thousand times stronger than any other claim? Will we be willing to have our hearts misunderstood and slandered for his sake (2 Corinthians 6:8; 1 Peter 3:16)? Will we, in the most extreme and difficult situations, accept the agonizing choices for Christ that make us look callous?


Such a small word, such important eternal Implications. Make sure your sword is “metal” enough to pierce and cut when it comes to the Non-ignorable “Ifs” in the Bible.


Greg Lanier writes:

A ‘sticky’ misconception I keep coming across both in the church world and in the seminary world is the notion that God (or, specifically, Jesus) changed the name of a certain figure of importance that we now typically refer to as “St. Paul.”



Tim Challies posted these quizzes on his blog. They’re interactive and make you think. But don’t overthink; the questions are straightforward with helpful commentary included.

Take a Quiz on Christ

Take a Quiz on the Doctrine of Scripture

Take a Quiz on the Trinity

Take a Quiz on the Doctrine of Salvation



Joel Beeke discusses how to raise your covenant children by God’s promises found in the Bible.  His book Parenting By God’s Promises is a great place to start.









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