Posts Tagged "Love"

The Blog Patrol (April 28, 2009)


Welcome to this week’s installment of “The Blog Patrol.” I’ve tried to get back to the basics with this weeks’ Blog Patrol. In past weeks I have included more links for each day, but my goal with this process has been to include only the best posts. The problem I have been having is that there are so many good posts out there. That said, I have done my best to pick the best of the best for inclusion in the Blog Patrol, and tried to accept that that means that some good posts will be excluded. I hope that this process will help to keep the Blog Patrol more concise and useful to you the reader. If you have any suggestions for blogs that have not been featured in the Blog Patrol, please let me know. I look forward to hearing from you.


These are the stragglers from the prior week which I either didn’t receive or find in time to include in last week’s Blog Patrol. Enjoy!

Are We Saying Anything Worth Saying?

  • Clayton King looks at the importance and goal of Biblical teaching.

Wednesday (April 22, 2009)

From TGC: Mark Driscoll on Avoiding Irreverent Babble in a Facebook, Blog-happy Culture

  • Steve Matthewson reports on Mark Driscoll’s talk from the Gospel Coalition. Apparently, Driscoll’s talk was a 40 point sermon on 2 Timothy 2:14-26.

From TGC: Tim Keller Takes on Cultural Idols

  • In this report, Matthewson looks at Tim Keller’s presentation on Acts 19:23-41 on discerning, exposing, and destroying the idols of our culture.

Not Just Good-Housekeeping: A Case for Christian Hospitality (Part 1)

  • John Starke starts a series on the call for Christian Hospitality.

Adoration that Offends

  • Tyler Kenny looks at why the exclusivity of the gospel offends.

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The Blog Patrol (April 21, 2009)

Welcome to the third weekly installment of “The Blog Patrol.”


These are the stragglers from the prior week which I either didn’t receive or find in time to add to last weeks Blog Patrol. Enjoy!

Faith | Salvation and Kids | Part 1

  • This article examines one church’s look at how to convey the gospel to kids from birth up through age 18.

How do we know which Scriptures are applicable today and which should be considered culturally irrelevant?

  • John Piper has a look at this age old question that arises regarding the interpretation of God’s Word.

Our High Places (1)

  • This is the beginning of a series in which Kevin Deyoung looks at modern day “high places” analogous to the high places of the ancient kings of Israel. In this post – “1. The lack of Psalm singing in our churches.”

Wednesday (April 15, 2009)

Multiply Your Influence

  • In this 5th Installment on parenting skills from Jabberfrog, they look at the issue of creating strategic relationships for your kids.

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Ch. 4: You’re In Charge – Shepherding A Child’s Heart (A Synopsis)

Shepherding A Child's HeartIn this installment of our synopsis of Tedd Tripp’s book “Shepherding A Child’s Heart,” we will look at Chapter 4 – “You’re In Charge.”

In this chapter, we look at the basis for parental authority.  Tripp begins by explain that our culture is adverse to authority – not just being under authority, but also being an authority.  In our culture, we view all authority as derived from overwhelming force or by consent.  As Tripp explains, that leaves only 2 potential responses – either rebellion or servility.  In Tripp’s words, “Our culture has no notion of intelligent, thinking persons willingly placing themselves under authority.”

When it comes to parenting, the author explains that parents often don’t understand our biblical mandate to shepherd our children.  Accordingly, the goals of parenting often become nothing more than immediate comfort and convenience.  In order to function, parents and children must understand that God calls parents to be in charge over their children and that children are called by God to obey their parents.

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Who Is God?

Some words about God from Psalm 18:

God is:

  • My God (v. 2, 6, 21, 28)
  • My Strength (v. 1)
  • My Rock (v. 2, 31, 46)
  • My Fortress (v. 2)
  • My Deliverer (v. 2)
  • My Shield (v. 2)
  • The Horn of My Salvation (v. 2)
  • My Stronghold (v. 2)
  • Worthy to be praised (v.  3)
  • The Most High (v. 13)
  • My Support (v. 18)
  • A shield for all those who take refuge in him (v. 30)
  • The God of My Salvation (v. 46)

God does:

  • Saves us (v. 3)
  • Hears us (v. 6)
  • Takes us (v. 16)
  • Draws us out of many waters (v. 16)
  • Rescues us from enemies and those who hate us (v. 17, 19, 48)
  • Supports us (v. 18, 35)
  • Deals with us according to our righteousness (v. 20)
  • Rewards with us according to our righteousness (v. 24)
  • Shows himself merciful with the merciful (v. 25)
  • Shows himself blameless with the blameless (v. 25)
  • Shows himself pure with the purified (v. 26)
  • Makes himself seem tortuous with the crooked (v. 26)
  • Saves a humble people (v. 27)
  • Brings down haughty eyes (v. 27)
  • Lights our lamp (v. 28)
  • Lights our darkness (v. 28)
  • Enables us to engage in battle (v. 29)
  • Equips us with strength (v. 32)
  • Makes our way blameless (v. 32)
  • Makes us secure (v. 33)
  • Trains us (v. 34)
  • Gives us the shield of salvation (v. 35)
  • Keeps us from slipping (v. 36)
  • Equips us with strength (v. 39)
  • Defeats our enemies (v. 39, 40)
  • Delivers us (v. 43, 48)
  • Lives (v. 46)
  • Exacts vengeance (v. 47)
  • Brings salvation (v. 50)
  • Shows steadfast love (v. 50)

Our God is an awesome God worthy of our praise!

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I Wish I Had Written That!


“Envy is the art of counting the other fellow’s blessings instead of your own.” …Harold Coffin

“When men are full of envy, they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad”…Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Resentment kills a fool,
and envy slays the simple. (Job 5:2)


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