“If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.” ~ Martin Luther
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 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
Luther posted his objections to the door of the castle church in Wittenberg, Germany. He made his concerns public knowledge and the Reformation and Protestant movement followed.
“In the deep heart of the man was a shrine where none but God was worthy to come. Within him was God; without, a thousand gifts which God had showered upon him.” – A. W. Tozer