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Top of the Week Newsletter #1
The first edition of the Top of the Week Newsletter
The Top of the Week Newsletter is a weekly newsletter that releases every Monday. It helps you catch up on the previous week of content from around the web and starts your week off with a dose of scriptural wisdom.
Quote of the week
"Real true faith is man's weakness leaning on God's strength."
— D.L. Moody
Scripture of the week
2 Corinthians 12:7–10 (ESV)
7 So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me.
9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
In case you missed it
The Ten Commandments of Social Media Use by Hiram Kemp
How Social Media Can Be a Platform for the Works of the Flesh by Forest Antemesaris
God’s Commands for the Household God Magnified S3E12
Best things we read/watched last week
Ryan Holiday (The Daily Stoic) shares his wisdom and insight about the importance of being internally motivated.
Preaching can be discouraging sometimes. This article provides five practical encouragements to help the preacher get through the occasional slump.
Social media seems to be slowly but steadily working its way into all areas of life. There’s an argument to be had against turning Bible apps into social media platforms.
We’re not purposefully beating up on social media this week, we promise. This article gives a great perspective on when things must be cut out of our lives for the benefit of our souls and our families.
Books we’re reading1
Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible by E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J. O’Brien
Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport
The Secular Creed: Engaging Five Contemporary Claims by Rebecca McLaughlin
Disciplines of a Godly Man by R. Kent Hughes
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