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Blog Patrol (June 2, 2009)


Welcome to the first June 2009 edition of the Blog Patrol. It seems like Summer is finally here. I’m looking forward to Autumn already, but tell my kids! It’s a bit of a hodge-podge in the Blog Patrol this week. I saw lot’s of articles this week about the murder of the abortion doctor in Kansas, but I’ve only included what I felt was the best one. I hope you find something useful this week. If you do, let me know!


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!

How to Study One Book of the Bible

  • R.A. Torrey offers advice on how to pick and study one book of the Bible.

The Worst Sunday School Teacher Ever. Period

  • Matthew Guevera takes a unique look at the importance of workers in Children’s Ministry and the lasting impression that we leave. This article should serve as a reminder to take work in Children’s Ministry seriously!

Tuesday (May 26, 2009)

Joan or John? My Answer: Part Two

  • Dr. Russell Moore continues his answer to this year’s Christian Ethics question at the Southern Seminary.

One Way of Dealing with the Canaanite Conquest

  • Trevin Wax shares an excerpt from C.S. Cowles on his view of dealing with the Old Testament story of the conquest of the Canaanites.

Leadership | Kids on the Creative Team?

  • This article asks why we don’t kids more involved in planning Children’s Ministry.

Getting To Know Kids In Your Children’s Ministry

  • Thanks to Tony Kummer for linking to my article on getting to know kids in your Children’s Ministry. This is something I feel very passionate about and given that Tony’s audience is vastly larger than mine, I appreciate the link!

How to watch a movie

  • This article examines how a Christian should watch a movie and think about movies.

Ten Commandments of Parenting

  • I’m not sure when this was originally published, but I found it on the 26th. This is John MacArthur’s 10 commandments for parenting.

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The Power of Kindness


Originally posted October 1, 2008 on Facebook

“Love demands the perfecting of the beloved; that the mere ‘kindness’
which tolerates anything except suffering in its object is,
in that respect, at the opposite pole from Love.” Larry Crabb

Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be
kind to each other and to everyone else. (1 Thessalonians 5:15)


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Hurry Up and Wait!


Originally posted September 24, 2008 on Facebook

“Patience with others is love. Patience with self is hope.
Patience with God is faith.” Adel Bestavros

“To put it in a nutshell, every sin is to be
traced back to impatience.” Tertullian (c. 160-225)

A man’s wisdom gives him patience;
it is to his glory to overlook an offense.
(Proverbs 19:11)


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What does love have to do with Marriage?


Originally posted September 3, 2008 on Facebook

There is a verse in the Bible that virtually everyone knows – if not verbatim, at least they would recognize it when they heard it. Next to John 3:16, it is perhaps the best known verse in the Bible. It reads as follows:

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres. Love never fails. [1 Corinthians 13:4-8]

It is read at weddings every day in this country. It was read at my wedding almost nine years ago despite the fact that, at the time, I had no relationship with my Lord and Savior. Perhaps there is too much familiarity with the verse. So much so that sometimes we don’t take the time to step back and think about the truth and importance of that verse. That’s what I hope to do in this posting and future postings. I want to take some time to look at each characteristic of love reflected in this verse and understand the importance and application of each.

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