Midweek Miscellanies (6/2/21) – An assortment of articles, book recommendations, blog posts, podcasts and other links that we hope you find helpful.

What Does Ongoing Sin Say About Me?: Helpful thought to help us in the battle against our sin.

Are We Going to Stop Live-Streaming?: From the Christ Church Blog this week. Pastor Jeff reflects on the purpose and future of live-streaming our church service.
There is no Age Limit for Kingdom Work: “I often find myself wanting to share words of encouragement with older Christians but fear they will be taken wrongly. I don’t want to sound like the young know it all. Despite my hesitation, I think the message must be heard: Older saints, God has work for you to do. Your race is not finished. Although our culture values youth, God values you and has work for you to do.”

6 Principles for Sharing Your Testimony: Helpful principles on how to more effectively share your personal testimony.- “In over two decades working as a full-time minister, I’ve learned that personal testimonies are one of the most influential tools the Holy Spirit uses to stir spiritual interest and point people toward Christ. There’s no more poignant and powerful way to communicate the gospel than by sharing our story—not because we’re so great, but because Jesus is so great.”

Free E-Book – Evangelism as Exiles: The Gospel Coalition is giving away a free e-book for the next 12 weeks. This week’s book is a good one!

Please, Talk to the New Person: A short reflection with a helpful reminder.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon and His Struggle with Depression:  “Charles Spurgeon is known as one of the greatest preachers in history. Not everyone knows about his ongoing battle with depression. Even fewer people know about his advocacy for people who lived with the same – or a similar – condition.”

How to Pray for Your Child’s Salvation: “Every Christian parent knows this longing for their children. Most would even confess that our children coming to saving faith is, in fact, the greatest desire we have for our children. Yet, we cannot force this faith. We labor for it, we teach to it, we encourage it, and above all, we can pray for it.”
In Christ,

Pastor Matt