Field Notes – 18/9/M
10ofthose.com have got a good deal on a box of Reformation related books and tracts HERE which would make a good church bookstall.
Another podcast that might be worth a listen – The Art of Godliness!
“Productivity is effectively stewarding my gifts, talents, time, energy, and enthusiasm for the good of others and the glory of God.” (Tim Challies)
What is 1 Peter about?
“Strangers standing firm, experiencing suffering and anticipating glory.”
“All of our faith and practice arise out of the drama of Scripture, the “big story” that traces the plot of history from creation to consummation, with Christ as its Alpha and Omega, beginning and end.
And out of the throbbing verbs of this unfolding drama God reveals stable nouns—doctrines.
From what God does in history we are taught certain things about
- who he is
- and what it means to be created in his image, fallen, and redeemed, renewed, and glorified in union with Christ.
As the Father creates his church, in his Son and by his Spirit, we come to realize
- what this covenant community is and what it means to belong to it;
- what kind of future is promised to us in Christ, and
- how we are to live here and now in light of it all.
The drama and the doctrine provoke us to praise and worship—doxology—
and together these three coordinates give us a new way of living in the world as disciples.”