TGC Asks: 3 Books Every Church Planter Should Read | Matt Smethurst, TGC
“I asked 20 church leaders what three books every planter should read and why.”

How I Prepare a Sermon |
“I’ve been preaching for over 20 years. Over those two decades my approach to preparation and and my preaching has changed, and I continue to work on it. Continued growth is needed in this area since it is such a major part of my calling. But my basic method at this point have been in play for a while now and enough of you have asked me to share how I prepare a sermon. So, here it is.”

10 Marks of an Immature Believer | Mike Leake, Borrowed Light
“In his little book, Grace: The Truth, Growth, and Different Degrees, Christopher Love, gives ten marks of an immature believer. He does this not to shame but in order to spur on towards growth in Christ.”

12 Bible Verses Every Leader Needs to Memorize | Ron Edmondson
“The Psalmist said, ‘I have hidden your word in my heart so I might not sin against you.’ God’s Word can be a protection for our heart and soul. It can teach us, convict us, and challenge us. The same is true for leaders. The best leadership book is the Bible.”

Vocation of a fast food worker | Gene Veith, Patheos
“Like a lot of people in this economy, my former student Stephen Williams is “underemployed” right now.  But he understands the doctrine of vocation.  Read his account of how working in a fast food joint is charged with spiritual significance and gives him occasion to love and serve his neighbors.”

Is Our Media Consumption Hindering Our Pursuit of Holiness? | Jessica Schaeffer, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics
“…consuming media inherently entails a moral status. The very act of choosing one activity over another has direct moral implications. ”

The 7 Key Mindset Changes for Shifting from Passive Idleness to Active Readiness | Brett and Kate McKay, The Art of Manliness
“The 7 key mindset changes that will enable you to move from the path of least resistance to the road less taken – from passive idleness to active readiness.”

Why Millennial Women Are Burning Out | Kelly Clay, Fast Company
“The trend of young women burning out by the age of 30 is very real and unfortunately common.”

New Book

The Passionate Preaching of Martyn Lloyd-Jones

New from Steven Lawson and Reformation Trust
“In The Passionate Preaching of Martyn Lloyd-Jones, the latest addition to the Long Line of Godly Men series, Dr. Steven J. Lawson introduces us to the life and ministry of a trained physician who sensed an irresistible call to preach. Surrounded by theological liberalism, Lloyd-Jones began a pulpit ministry that would exert profound influence on both sides of the Atlantic.”

Kindle Deals

Who Am I? Identity In Christ by Jerry Bridges ($1.99)

Wired for Intimacy: How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain by William M. Struthers ($2.99)

How to Read the Bible through the Jesus Lens: A Guide to Christ-Focused Reading of Scripture by Michael Williams ($3.99)

The New Matthew Henry Commentary: The Classic Work with Updated Language edited by Martin H. Manser ($3.99)


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