Dipping into the Community Pool: January 6

Hope your new year is going well and your home is staying warm.  Below you will find a nice mix of articles from around the web to peruse this weekend.


 

I Could’t Call God Father

An Iranian woman’s journey of faith. “I used to hate the word “Father,” but today I worship God the Father with great love and passion. I worship Jesus Christ as Lord, the One who has saved my soul. And I love to walk in the Spirit, who is always with me.”

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They are Our Children, After All

“In a perfect world, Christian parents would teach their children the gospel, and it would be embraced quickly, and without incident. Children would go seamlessly from childhood to godly adulthood without a blip on the screen.”

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Do Not Be Discouraged: YouVersion Bible App Tops 300 Million Downloads

“Nine years ago, YouVersion’s Bible app was one of the first 200 free apps in the brand-new Apple App Store. Within seven years, it had been downloaded 200 million times. In 2017, the Bible app reached 300 million installs.”

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The Staggering Consequences of Neglecting Your Bible

“Often when we read the first psalm, we are struck by the qualities of a life characterized by delight in God’s Word. The life marinated in the Scriptures leads to a life that is faithful to God. The faithful give themselves away in fruit-bearing service to God and others.”

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Beginning of the Year Check-In Questions of Christians

“Don’t leave your spiritual growth up to spontaneity. Make a plan. Now that we’re in 2018, here are some questions to ask as you formulate ways to grow.”

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How to Read Through the Bible in a Year with Kids

“One of the most important spheres of influence in which we can lead Scripture engagement is within our own families. But often this is the most difficult place to start! “

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Speed with God by Sinclair Ferguson

“When Sereno E. Dwight included the seventy resolutions in his biography of his great-grandfather Jonathan Edwards, he added the arresting comment: “These were all written before he was twenty years of age.”

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