Bits & Pieces (9/17/12)

  • Hope That Purifies – “The point of 1 John 3:2–3 is brilliantly succinct. Our entire future is bound up with Christ. When we see our future in Him, he becomes for us the model of our holiness, the goal of our holiness, the end of our holiness, and the motivation for our holiness.”

  • 7 Keys to Reconciling – Perhaps it’s because I went to a conference on biblical counseling this weekend, but I appreciated this summary of Peacemaker Ministry’s 7 keys for resolving conflict, provided by Ed Stetzer. 


  • Survey Says – Family Feud asked people who they were referring to when they mentioned “the king.” James Gilmore reports the responses and a reminder for what it means as we witness in our culture. 


  • Grandparent Commandments – One author provides his “ten commandments” for being a grandparent. If you are one, it’s a list worth considering. 


  • 10 Ways Ecclesiology Encourages Me – This would probably be more properly posted right before a Sunday, but may it encourage you as you commit to participate in corporate worship this week. 


  • Is Weakness a Good Thing? – “On the road of gospel obedience, whether in ministry or parenting or vocational work or anything else, a sense of weakness is a gift from God. It is a painful mercy that drives us to the power of our Lord and away from our delusions of self-sufficiency. And the fact that you experience weakness is often the indicator that you are exactly where the Lord wants you, giving yourself wholly to the work he has called you to do.”

What do you think?