Don’t Waste Your Summer

crane-beach.jpgThe summer is already here.

Perhaps you’re already making the most of it.

Have fun.

Enjoy the beach, the outdoors and so on…

But don’t waste it.

Spend quality time with your family

And your community of faith.

At the end of the day, we all need healthy relationships.

Or you might need to salvage your summer.

Well, it’s not too late to try some of the above.

Before I leave–don’t forget to read those books that will stretch and grow you in areas that need improving.

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Covenant Theology and the Separation of Families at the Border

Our country has been divided over the issue of separating families at the border.

Families are not to be separated.

We only have to be separated from our families for a long period of time to know the adverse impact.

The message of the Judeo-Christian Scriptures is squarely against separating families.

Throughout Scripture and redemptive history, in particular, our covenant God has always called families, not individuals, into covenant.

There is no covenant without families.  This is loudly demonstrated throughout both the Old and New Testaments (Genesis 12, 17 and Acts 16:15, 31; 1 Cor 1:16) .

One does not have to embrace covenant theology to know this.  The devil knows that a sure and effective way to destroy society and the church is to attack undermine the traditional family structure.

Look around.

The family has become the prime target of the devil’s schemes.

Here is the bottom line, per the Creator’s design: a person truly needs a healthy family structure to grow into psychological, emotional and spiritual wholeness.

We all know this.

No one wishes to be torn apart from their families.

Therefore, I called on those of us who cherish the biblical family structure, to pray for and encourage the preservation of families, despite our political convictions.

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Prayer: A Shield, A Sacrifice, and A Scourge

“Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan.” –John Bunyan

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Church History 101: The Highlights of Twenty Centuries

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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books (May 27, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1601784767
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601784766
  • Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 0.3 x 5.9 inches

Church History 101 is to whet the appetite for further reading in church history.  It’s written by an outstanding trio of Sinclair B. Ferguson, Joel R. Beeke, and Michael A.G. Haykin.

It’s really highlights of twenty centuries of church history, ranging from the first century to the twentieth.  I believe the authors of this little book have done well in what they have highlighted.  Of course, with a book this size, some are going to be disappointed.  But it’s only to whet the appetite by highlighting twenty centuries.

One constant: when the church strayed from the pure gospel of Jesus Christ, she lost its witness and became corrupted.  And when the church returned to the pure gospel of Jesus Christ, she restored her witness and experienced revival.

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