Pastor Doug’s Recommended Reading – July 8, 2014

Here’s our pastor’s latest post: 

A Little Effort Makes a Big Difference

Here’s my wife’s most recent post:
What Can I Do About My Problems?
Here are the other great articles and resources I found and collected this last week:

– This is a good explanation of the tension that must be maintained, biblically, between Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility: God Doesn’t Play Soccer With You. Here’s a quote:

“….if you’re tempted to say that your choices don’t really matter because God’s in control, you’re ignoring that God is at work even in our choices.your choices don’t really matter because God’s in control, you’re ignoring that God is at work even in our choices.”

– This is one of the best articles I’ve read on the proper perspective of pain.

When the Prospect of Pain Threatens Our Pleasure

 Cool at 13, Adrift at 23

– 7 Good Reasons to Stop Looking at Porn Right Now

The Lord’s commission is an urgent commission because it is a matter of eternal life and death. Time is short and hell is forever, which makes the Christian’s business an urgent business. And yet so many Christians are distracted by something as evil and as wasteful as pornography. Their attention is arrested, their energy depleted, their usefulness undermined.

– How Dead People Do Battle With Sin

Now, what do you think?

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