Hey friends! This is the last edition of the year and I hope it’s a blessing to you.
Isaiah 50:10 has encouraged me of late. If you’ve ever felt like you’re in the dark, this verse will keep you anchored:
Who among you fears the Lord
and obeys the voice of his servant?
Let him who walks in darkness
and has no light
trust in the name of the Lord
and rely on his God.
Bible Reading Plan Resources: Apple users might enjoy this app called ReadingPlan that gives you digital access to a Bible reading plan and helps you track progress. I enjoyed hearing why Tim Challies uses and recommends a five-day reading plan. Crossway has some great new free podcasts that follow various reading plans. If you’re still not inspired, check out this longer list of reading plans.
Westminster Books has all ESV Bibles at 50% off until the end of the year.
Covenant Eyes is offering a free 30-day trial of their powerful filtering and accountability software, use the previous link or the code “ANCHORED” at checkout. That’s an affiliate link, but I genuinely think the software is a fantastic tool and practical help for living in purity. On a related note, I put together this short video series based on an article on fighting lust. There’s no better time than now to recommit to fighting lust for the glory of God!
Free Course (with account): Spiritual Warfare by Dr. Gary Breshears. I’ve watched one session and want to go through the whole course!
Seeking a safe path in a world of sexual lies. Emily Whitten reviews Dr. Christopher Yuan’s new video resource to help teens reject me-centered views of the body.
10 Things You Should Know About the Most Famous Blessing in the Bible by Dr. Michael Glodo
How One Tiny People Group is Evangelizing Millions by Steven Morales of Radical. I love this video series.
Ten Reasons Why Church Membership Is Biblical by Mitchell Chase. This article is as good as any I’ve read in describing why church membership is important and biblical.
Discipled By the Word or the World About Sex? By Tim Counts
Five Lust Languages? Years ago, the late David Powlison wrote a thoughtful and careful review of Gary Chapman’s The Five Love Languages. Every Christian would benefit from reading this short excerpt of Powlison’s review.
What I’m reading: The Last Battle (Narnia book #7) by C.S. Lewis, The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer. I just finished Remaking the World: How 1776 Created the Post-Christian West by Andrew Wilson and loved it.
A question for you (simply reply to this email):
What are your favorite online Bible study tools/resources?
I’m compiling a list and would love to hear from you!