The Daily Roundup: 29 July 2014
Spiritual Growth Series: The Old Paths are the Best Paths – Dave Jenkins continues the Spiritual Growth series by looking at why it is important to study the lives and writings of the saints who have gone before us.
Pay It Forward – Mike Boling shares ways in which you can impact your local library with quality Christian material.
Three Ways Our Deeds Relate to Our Salvation – “The biblical texts relating to this issue are many and diverse, but not contradictory. If you take any one of them and treat it as the whole picture, you will almost surely lead people astray. For example, Paul rejoices that we are “justified by faith apart from works of the law” (Romans 3:28). I take that to mean that anything we bring to Christ other than faith has no part in the ground (Christ) or the instrument (faith) of our justification. This is a glorious truth, and our life hangs on it. But if we carelessly speak of justification as having no relationship to works, or if we generalize about salvation being apart from works of the law, we lead people away from the Scriptures.”
Persecuted Christians and You – “Do we care about persecuted Christians around the world? I mean really care—so that we think of them often, feel for them, pray for them, and do what we can to alleviate their suffering. Unquestionably, it is God’s will that we should.”
Reading Job with Christopher Ash – Credo Magazine interviews author Christopher Ash about his new commentary from Crossway Books called Job: the Wisdom of the Cross, a book I am excited to read.