RELAPSE AND THE MEANS OF GRACE – David Mathis highlights the relapse and need for means of grace of MLB all-star and MVP, Josh Hamilton. With help from John Frame, Mathis discusses Hamilton’s own mention of a need for Bible study, prayer, and fellowship; three things all Christians must have to continue in grace.
THE IMPORTANCE OF DOCTRINE – This is a very interesting little “pop quiz” to test your knowledge of the doctrine and theology of God and the Trinity. These questions come from “a set of talking points” that Jehovah’s Witnesses give to their door-to-door teams. If you do not think teaching Christian doctrine and theology is very important, maybe this quiz will change your mind.
DR. ALBERT MOHLER’S COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS – As yet another season of graduation is among us, take note of Dr. Mohler’s commencement address to the graduates of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Marvel at the charge he leaves them with as they marked this day as out of the ordinary as hundreds of men are being sent under the call to “utter what has been hidden from the foundation of the world.”
COMPETITION AMONG MOTHERS – Tim Challies expounds on a definite observance in our society: competition of mothers in the public realm of social media and the Internet. A new pressure has been added to mothers in the form of competition between other mothers. Challies says the solution is found in boasting in weaknesses rather than strengths. This is an excellent post on motherhood, humility, and the circumstantial poison of social media.
A PLUG – Last but not least, I cannot close out this Miscellaneous Monday without giving a plug to Rosetta Stone. This language learning program is top-notch. My fiancé, Erica, and I have been working through Spanish through Rosetta Stone and it is proving itself to be worthy. We are learning more and more each day as we are being immersed in Latin American culture from a living room couch. This is definitely a cool and successful way to learn a language. Warning: it is a tad bit pricey and it will require dedication and commitment. Do not waste your money if you do not have time to devote to learning the language; you just will not be successful. May God be glorified as we seek to reach a wider group of individuals with the gospel of Jesus Christ by learning Spanish.
“You and I may never be nominated for the fictitious Mother of the Year award. The proverbial trophy case will remain dusty and empty. But nonetheless we should boast all the more gladly of our weaknesses and need for God’s grace so that Christ’s power will rest on us (2 Corinthians 12:9-10).” – Gloria Furman
“Without God’s grace, we are lost. And we need God’s grace not only at the beginning of the Christian life but throughout.” – John Frame
“In Christ, you will all get safely home.” – Albert Mohler
“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” – 2 Corinthians 12:9-10