Weekly Links (9/14/2012)

“Moses said, ‘The Lord God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your brothers. You shall listen to him in whatever he tells you.’” (Acts 3:22)

Jesus Christ is called and appointed by God to be the great Prophet and teacher of the Church. The weakest Christians need not be discouraged at the dullness and incapacity they find in themselves. Christ is not only a patient and condescending teacher, but he can also, as he has often done, reveal that to babes, which is hid from the wise and learned (Mat 11: 25).

Yea, and such as you are, the Lord delights to choose, that his grace may be the more conspicuous in your weakness (1 Cor. 1: 26, 27). You will have nothing of your own to glory in; you will not say, as a proud wretch once said, “I and my God did this.” Jesus Christ will not divide the praise with any.

Well then, be not discouraged. Others may know more in other things than you, but you are not incapable of knowing so much as shall save your souls, if Christ will be your teacher. In other knowledge they excel you: but if you know Jesus Christ, and the truth as it is in him, one drop of your knowledge is worth a whole sea of their gifts. (John Flavel, The Fountain of Life)

by Richard Shin

Let’s get right to it, shall we?

  • Coming on the heels of the Democratic National Convention, Dr. Albert Mohler explains to his readers the unprecedented difference of morality and liberty between the Democratic Party and the GOP in the upcoming election.
  • Speaking of debate, Michael Horton shares some insight into what constitutes a good argument.
  • Ray Ortlund, drawing from his late father’s example, pens an article on how to die well. “Dad gladly kept Christ as his personal center, moment by moment.  Even my dad’s dying and death were, to him, acts of worship.”
  • Do you love to give rebuke? How about to receive it? Mike Riccardi over at the Cripplegate explains the necessity of giving and receiving rebuke. And then in his next article, he shares the motivation for rebuke.
  • This one’s for the parents out there. How do you know when is the right time to baptize your children? Tim Challies offers some thoughts on the topic.
  • Do you ever struggle with spiritual apathy? While addressed to a student, here are some good pointers for all of us.
  • Well, this looks to be a fantastic film.

I hope you’ve enjoyed and learned some from these links. Have a great weekend, everyone.

Coram Deo