Each Friday, I’ll post links to 3–5 resources from around the web you may want to check out.
Loving Difficult Neighbors Isn’t Optional
We can all provide a bushel of reasons why we can’t love our neighbors. Will Anderson reminds us this isn’t an option.
Though many justify neighbor-avoidance based on differences, the real issue isn’t some impassable chasm of incompatibility; it’s our own discomfort, pride, and fear. As we huddle within the bounds of familiarity, we’re robbed of serving those who don’t look or think like we do.
God Wants You to Call Him “My Father”
Ed Welch reflects on what it means for us to pray to God as our father.
My Father—the Spirit of Christ teaches us to address our prayers—to my Father. So like the disciples, we, too, will gradually learn this most remarkable feature of New Testament prayer. Jesus is the Son and we, joined with him, share in this relationship. The same easy confidence with which Jesus prayed to his Father can now be our own (Heb 4:16). And given how this closeness and familiarity are the most unexpected features of how we pray, “My Father” can always leave us amazed. Go ahead and insert it into the beginning of any psalms you read and place it next to the other names of God. Scripture will immediately be more intimate, as your Father intended it to be.
What Was Reformed in the Reformation
Here’s a nice, short summary of the central doctrines recovered during the Protestant Reformation.
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