Midweek Miscellanies (12/3) – An assortment of articles, book recommendations, blog posts, podcasts and other links that we hope you find helpful.

The Healthiest Ordering of Our Loves: Scott Sauls explains how loving Christ above all else, actually helps us love other things better.

Bible Reading Plan: A new year is almost upon us, which means now is a great time to start thinking about your 2021 Bible reading plan. This plan by the Gospel Coalition has some neat features including blog posts, podcasts, and supplementary material to go along with the daily reading.

Oh How We Need Advent (This Year More than Most): Reflections on our need for Advent in a broken world.

The Kind of Love Every Church Needs: “What do you pray for your church? Perhaps you pray for the gospel to be pure and undefiled. Maybe you pray for your pastor’s weekly preaching or the various ministries of the church. But is there something missing in your prayers?As the Apostle Paul sat in jail, pen in hand, writing his letter to the Philippians, he told them his prayer was that their “love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment” (Phil. 1:9).”

C.S. Lewis and the Beauty of Self Forgetfulness: “C. S. Lewis refuses to let faux humility, or semi-humility, stand for the real thing. If forced to choose between thinking very highly of ourselves and thinking that we are very small and dirty objects, we ought to choose the latter. But it is better not to think of ourselves at all. For this is what humility truly is: blessed self-forgetfulness.”
The Gospel Coalition 2020 Book Awards: One of my favorite things about this time of year is all the “best books of the year” lists that come out. Here is one of those lists.
In Christ,
Pastor Matt