A mix of things I came across in the last week that I found interesting.
It has been several months since I've posted a weekly roundup and lately, I've been coming across some great posts, videos, and podcast episodes as well as reading a lot of great books I should be sharing, so I thought it was high time I started back up.
This article lays out 6 ingredients for repentance from the book "The Doctrine of Repentance" by Thomas Watson and applies them to men as husbands and fathers. This is an aspect of Christian manhood that is sadly neglected in our day. Christian husbands and fathers have a responsibility to love and lead their homes by the grace of God. This includes leading the home in repentance. Men should be the first to repent and confess their sin, and not expect others to make the first move.
The Babylon Bee is a Christian satire site that you have probably seen social media links being shared from time to time leading to hilarious articles. However, what I want to share is the Babylon Bee Podcast. I find it very entertaining but in a clean way unlike most humor out there.
A song I have really enjoyed lately. I heard it sung at church one Sunday and went looking for it and have listened many times since for encouragement. I hope you enjoy it too.
I love deer hunting and I find spending time in nature, even sitting in a tree stand to be a great time of reflection on God and His wonderful creation. That being said I really appreciate the truth in this article. As a side note, if deer hunting is something you want to know more about, check out this article and podcast I have on "Hunting Whitetail Deer To Fill The Homestead Freezer"
What can we learn from tragedy? A Pastor and blogger I have followed and benefited from for many years, Tim Challies, recently lost his 20 year old son who was attending Seminary. This Memorial Service video is a wonderful testament to the life of this man but even more so to the greatness of God through Christ on his behalf. If honoring God through something as tragic as this is baffling to you then you must watch.
Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners by John Bunyan
Most people know John Bunyan as the author of Pilgrim's Progress and as a famous Baptist preacher from the 1600s who endured persecution for preaching the gospel. Many aren't aware of this book that he wrote about his struggles with sin and the turmoil he experienced with acceptance of God's grace early in his life. This book has meant a lot to me as I also am aware of my great sins and my need for much grace from a Great Saviour!