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Was Spurgeon reading off  his rocker?

Jonathan Parnell:

Inspired by another’s example, Spurgeon believed Psalm 91:9–10 concluded that God would protect him. But should such an old psalm about Jesus really propel pastors into ministerial fearlessness?

Was Spurgeon reading off his rocker?

No, I don’t think so.

Here’s why: Spurgeon’s application of Psalm 91 is at the heart of God’s communicative intent in Scripture at large, and this psalm in particular.

“Go and take” vs. “come and see”

Seth McBee:

I was recently asked to give a quick thought on why I believe that the structure of missional community (MC) life is better than traditional church structures. I really wouldn’t start by saying, “MC’s are the only way.”

A job description for lay elders

Jeramie Rinne:

I was recently asked to give a quick thought on why I believe that the structure of missional community (MC) life is better than traditional church structures. I really wouldn’t start by saying, “MC’s are the only way.”

Foolish resistance and invincible grace

David Murray:

One of the churches I regularly preach in has been doing a series on The Doctrines of Grace, otherwise known as the Five Points of Calvinism. On Sunday evening I preached on the fourth point, Irresistable Grace. As beginning preachers have told me how helpful it is to see how other preachers write out sermon notes, I’ve made the fuller notes available here, and you can find the one page summary notes here.