This week is my church’s 35th annual Old Fashioned Tent Meeting, and it has been a time and a half! The special speakers this year were Evangelist Brian McBride, Evangelist Jason Kendrick, and Evangelist Doug Ramage – each of them did a fantastic job preaching the Word of God and ministering in the ways that God has gifted them to.
Question: what’s one of the most influential sermons/messages you’ve heard lately? Who preached it, and how did it affect your life?
Anywho, on to this weekend’s links below…
I Am Second – “The amazing testimony of Bethany Hamilton, whose true story the recent movie Soul Surfer was based on.”
Until Next Week – “…there are so many things going on in this country and the world that are so depressing, to talk about any of them right now would drive me over the edge.” | Head over to Pastor Baker’s blog and share your thoughts on his potential blog-topic discussions.
Imposter Syndrome – “The impostor syndrome, in which competent people find it impossible to believe in their own competence, can be viewed as complementary to the Dunning–Kruger effect, in which incompetent people find it impossible to believe in their own incompetence.” | Interesting wikipedia article – give it a read, and leave your thoughts below in the comment section!
Sinclair Ferguson’s Four Steps to Kill Sin – “Call a spade a spade — call it ‘sexual immorality,’ not ‘I’m being tempted a little’; call it ‘impurity,’ not ‘I’m struggling with my thought life’; call it ‘evil desire, which is idolatry,’ not ‘I think I need to order my priorities a bit better.'”
6-Year-Old Lucy Mangum Forgives Shark That Attacked Her Off North Carolina Island – “The girl’s parents said Lucy remained calm as they snatched her from the water and ran up the beach, but said she was asking questions like: ‘Am I going to die? Am I going to walk? Am I going to have a wheelchair?'”
3 Things Grace is Not… – “I hear a lot about grace. I sing songs about it. I read books about it. I write blogs about it on occasion. I know what grace is. It is unmerited favor. I’ve also heard it defined as supernatural enabling power. But the other day I was thinking about what grace is not…”
Jesus Writes an Advice Column – “Don’t freak out – I don’t intend for this to be a new translation of scripture. It’s just my idea of what Jesus might say if He were to have a modern-day, online advice column.”
Why Hasn’t Got Healed Me? – “In the year-and-a-half that I’ve been dealing with this rusty nail in my skull, my feelings have been hard to pin down. At times I’ve found it amusing that I somehow got a nail jammed into my head; at other times, I’ve felt angry – especially when the resulting symptoms interfered with normal life. Sometimes I’ve felt indifferent – but mostly, I’ve been hopeful that God will answer my prayers for healing.”