*This weekly newsletter will share about the Bible Breakdown podcast, things about RLC, and my favorite things from around the web. My prayer is it will help you know God better.
Hello friends. Happy Saturday! No matter how you feel about when the holidays should be celebrated, we are in the holiday season now. I hope you are able to slow down and find time to rest and reflect this holiday season.
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🎧 My Favorite BibleBreakdown Episode This Week>>>
My favorite episode this week: 2 Corinthians 12.
📚 The Lord is For You. 💪
Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 NLT
Observation: No one likes to be weak or come to the end of their ability. We want to win. We like to succeed. We like to have enough, and then some left over. However, we will never know the true strength of God until we come to the end of our own. God tells Paul that coming to the end of his strength is how Paul will truly see the power of God. It is only there that we can honestly know the power of God.
Application: Celebrate the faithfulness of God and see seasons of weakness and opportunities to experience His goodness.
Prayer: Thank You, God, for always being more than enough for me.
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Thankfulness. Here is a recent sermon where we talk through the idea of focusing on what you can be thankful for. Tell Me Something Good.
🤔 Question of the Week.
🖤 My Favorite Links This Week.
🤣 Fun. The Rick and Bubba Show. Sunday at the Burgess’s. (This is blast from my childhood. These guys were the funniest thing going and their ‘no-nonsense’ approach to life won the hearts of millions around the SouthEastern United States)
📣 Sermon. The Key to the Change You Need. (Tony Evans)
🤔 Apologetics. The Latest Textual Discoveries of the Bible. (Daniel Wallace)
📚 Bible Project. Does God Punish Women with Pain in Childbirth?
✍️ CS Lewis Animation. The Lie of Self-Help. (CS Lewis)
🔥 Hot Topic. Contradictions in the Bible. (Dr Michael Brown)
📚 Book of the Week. Twelve Points That Show Christianity Is True: A Handbook On Defending The Christian Faith. (Norman Geisler) Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the father except through me” (John 14:6). Many people have difficulty accepting this claim because it seems so narrow. After all, there are many claimants to truth in the current marketplace of ideas. Indeed, Christ does not call on us to make a leap of faith in the dark but to take a step of faith in the light—in the light of the evidence. So, it is necessary for a truth seeker to demand reasonable evidence before he or she makes a firm or final decision. We encourage everyone to look carefully and with an open mind at the premises that we use to conclude that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, life, and the only way to God the Father.We set our evidence forth in twelve chapters which build logically upon one another. Chapter one provides a firm foundation upon which chapter two and the subsequent chapters build upon. The conclusion of each chapter serves as a premise for the chapter(s) that succeeds it. We begin our quest for truth on the ground level with an examination of whether there is such a thing as truth and then move step by step, chapter by chapter, to see whether Christianity is true and the Gospel of Christ is the only way of salvation, as it claims to be.
🎧 Song of the Week. Alpha and Omega. (Israel Houghton)
✍️ Quote of the Week
The questions we ask of the Bible impact the wisdom we glean from it. — Tara-Leigh Cobble
🤪 Dad Joke of the week
I was so excited to work this morning that last night I slept like a baby. I woke up every 2 hours and cried.