Three weekend reads, currated from the world wide web to enrich your soul and equip you for mission.

1. Parenting in the Power of the Gospel (from Tedd Tripp)

All Christian parents desire the spiritual well-being of their children. We want our children to be Christians, to get saved, to know God; however we express it, we want our children to be part of the company of the redeemed…

Why do some children raised in Christian homes grow up loving God, while others, sometimes from the same home, turn away? In answering this question, we must identify two issues that have an impact on the persons our children become: the shaping influences of their lives and the Godward orientation of their hearts…

Read the rest: here.

2. God Did the Work, Period (from John Piper)

[Billy Graham] told students in 1964 at Harvard Divinity School . . . “I used to think that in evangelism I had to do it all, but now I approach evangelism with a totally different attitude. I approach it with complete relaxation. First of all, I don’t believe that any man can come to Christ unless the Holy Spirit has prepared his heart. Secondly, I don’t believe any man can come to Christ unless God drives him. My job is to proclaim the message. It’s the Holy Spirit’s job to do the work, period.”

Read the rest: here.

3. ‘Black Panther’ and the Longing for Home (from Kyle Mann)

The tension for the Christian, then, lies in how we live according to the values of home, when home is a place we’ve never seen. Can we be true to who we are as a people when we’re stretched and pressed and crushed by the values of an increasingly secular society? Are we to isolate ourselves from the world or immerse ourselves in it?

Read the rest: here.

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