Web Slinging 8.12.15

Here's some of what I've been reading online as I've swung around the web: Christward Collective had a post by Matthew Holst on sexual sin. He wrote, "In sexual sin the heart has been lost, given over to a false god, enslaved to a cruel and demanding task master who can never be satisfied. This heart needs to come back under the power and freedom of the gospel of Christ." Because more and more people struggle with this, to the point where it is almost become acceptable, this post is a necessary warning.

J.D. Greear has a post on church and leadership development in which he asks the question, "If developing leaders is what Jesus got most excited about in the church, isn’t that what we should be most excited about, too?" He then goes on to explain the implications of this. Pastors, we need to be developing the leaders in our churches if we expect them to grow and if we expect more churches to be planted.

For the Church had a post by Darrin Smith on prayer. He says, "May we give ourselves to prayer, investigate prayer, and explore prayer. May we, perhaps, re-learn the importance and power of prayer." We often forget how important prayer is, this is a great reminder.

Chelsea Vaughn had a great post on the Gospel-Centered Discipleship site on the need for venerability. She says, "We often believe the lie that being strong means we must condemn weakness, forsake pain, and ignore brokenness. This philosophy runs counter to the gospel and ignores the character of God." These are words I needed to hear and so do you more than likely.

What have you been reading or writing online lately? Leave me a link in the comment section to check out.

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