Do you remember the events of 2011? God removed seven men from power that year.
A committed atheist, hardnosed Chicago Tribune legal affairs editor Lee Strobel, marshalled his skills in journalism and law to find out what had happened to his wife, who had become a follower of Christ.
This post is mainly excerpted from Dr. Timothy Keller’s excellent Preaching in a Secular Culture.
His advice is not just for preachers but is also useful for teaching a Bible study or giving a short testimony. What we say and how we say it should point people to Jesus. I’m only presenting his four main points and some quotes. I’m only scratching the surface here of a very rich nine-page document. It’s worth your time to read and absorb it. The rest of this post are quotes from Dr. Keller’s original work.
I’ve decided it’s about time I read Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ and learn the story the way the general intended it to be told. Perhaps the book or the film will prompt you to study, too, to see if Jesus really is God, as He claimed.
I couldn’t put Kelly Kapic’s book down and highly recommend it for readers of The Sovereign blog.
You know the story of Jim Elliot, martyred in 1956, and may even know that his wife, Elisabeth Elliot, died in 2015. You may not know about Jim Elliot’s younger brother, Bert, who died in February 2012 after 63 years as a missionary to Peru.
Thank you so much for reading The Sovereign.
I’d never heard of this hymn, When This Passing World Is Done, before and was moved by the words. Here are four of the nine stanzas.
Man asserts himself against God and puts himself where only God deserves to be. God sacrifices himself for man and puts himself where only man deserves to be.
We highly recommend the movie, Unbroken, about Louis Zamperini. Much of the movie depicts inhuman treatment in a prisoner-of-war camp in World War Two, so a number of the scenes may be too rough for some viewers. Unbroken impressed me with Louis’ spirit to survive and, we’re told at the end, his ability to forgive.
We ought to give thanks for all fortune: if it is good, because it is good, if bad, because it works in us patience, humility and the contempt of this world and the hope of our eternal country. ~ C.S. Lewis