Destinations

March 6, 2013

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_Here is a good article for leaders detailing warning signs mined from the life of Peter. Here is part of the closing paragraph:

Here’s the danger for leaders today. For Peter, the process of falling occurred rapidly. It was as if he ran and leapt into disobedience. Most leaders don’t leap into trouble, though; they slide there. Sometimes the process happens so imperceptibly that leaders are in a disaster before they know it

Roger Ebert is a Catholic. You might not care but here is an interesting piece describing his antithetical views. I wonder how many other Catholics are of his ilk. He writes:

I consider myself Catholic, lock, stock and barrel, with this technical loophole: I cannot believe in God. I refuse to call myself a atheist however, because that indicates too great a certainty about the unknowable.

Denise Myhrberg passed through the office area here at church this morning and commented that many are going through difficult physical issues. With this observation in mind, Kevin DeYoung, using Calvin, gives helpful advice on what to say to those who are ill. Here is his summary:

  1. People need the gospel more than ever when they are ill.
  2. Remind the sick from the word of God that God is sovereign over their illness and has sent it for their good.
  3. If the illness is severe, comfort the sick with the sure knowledge that those who die in the Lord have nothing to fear.
  4. If the sick consider their sins to be light and trivial, teach them of the justice of God and call them to embrace the mercy of Christ.
  5. If the sick are afflicted in their consciences, help them find rest in Christ.
  6. Don’t be afraid to bring some small token of physical relief—books, flowers, balloons, games, movies, a homemade card.

Finally, here is a catchy song filled with gospel truth:

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