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The worst phone call of my life

David Murray:

“Dad…”

Best word I’ve ever heard in my life.

“Dad…we’re both OK.”

Best four words I’ve ever heard.

I repeat them for Shona’s benefit.

“A drunk driver hit us…but we’re both OK.”

Don’t Pack Too Much in Your Sermons

Erik Raymond:

As preachers or Bible study leaders, this is good and important reminder: We can’t pack everything into every message. Let me give you a few reasons why and then how we can pack it more effectively.

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Translating the Bible

Carl Dixon:

Have you ever wondered about the difficulties of translating the Bible?

The Bible was originally written in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. Most of the Old Testament was written in Hebrew, parts of it in Aramaic, and the New Testament was produced in Koine Greek—a dialect which had a very short life span of about three centuries. Generally speaking, the biblical languages, as we see them presented in the Bible, remained stable for hundreds of years. That’s why we have a great deal of knowledge regarding these languages.

Lay Aside the Weight of Restless Work

Jon Bloom:

I wonder if you’re like me and need to lay aside the weight of restless work? Persistent weariness, faith-wrestlings, confusion, and/or discouragement are signs to pay attention to. If so, it doesn’t require a sabbatical (although you might pray about it). Take a look at your rest and reflection habits and ask a few trusted counselors for feedback. It may be that a recalibration is in order for the purpose of spiritual renewal.