Links For The Church (6/12)

by Staff June 12, 2017

Four Ways Husbands Should Lead

By walking through Genesis 2, J.D. Greear explains why and how husbands should lead their families. Greear reminds the reader that Ephesians 5 is usually what people read for husband-leadership, but this must be read through the lens of Adam's life. 

The Number One Reason Missionaries Leave the Field

The common reasons one might assume a missionary leaves the field are debunked in this piece by Paul Akin. If the team of believers working towards the same goal experiences conflict, missionaries are tempted to quit. Instead of simply declaring the issues, Akin provides helpful ways for this tragedy to be avoided. 

Repentance vs. Defensiveness

When someone calls out a brother in sin, how does that person respond? Gavin Ortlund gives two possible responses and encourages the believer to die to himself and look to Jesus. 

For Those Wearied by Anti-Racism Work

"Your subjective feeling: God is against me. The objective reality: God does not afflict from his heart or grieve the children of men. Does he allow us to feel grief? Absolutely. Does he even call us to enter spaces where grief is inevitable? Yes."

Worship in a Selfie World

Are we the point of the worship service? "No" may be the resounding answer, but Stephen Miller challenges us to point our cameras up toward God instead of flipped toward ourselves. 

How does God's Word impact our prayers?

God invites His children to talk with Him, yet our prayers often become repetitive and stale. How do we have a real conversation with God? How do we come to know Him so that we may pray for His will as our own?

In the Bible, God speaks to us as His children and gives us words for prayer—to praise Him, confess our sins, and request His help in our lives.

We’re giving away a free eBook copy of Praying the Bible, where Donald S. Whitney offers practical insight to help Christians talk to God with the words of Scripture.