Saturday Links

Links for your weekend reading:

Returning to the Good News

I came up with five simple reasons as to why we need to hear about Jesus and his glorious gospel each and every day. “Give us Jesus” ought to be the rally cry of the church. Over and over again, our hearts should be yearning to hear the gospel again and again—like my two-year-old daughter begging for a “horsey-ride” on my back, let us go back to the truth that sets us free.

Why We Gather

Here is the kicker: if you are serious about a scattered missional church, you have to gather your communities regularly in one place.

They Do It Better Than We Do

Imagine with me a disciple-making culture that looked something like this.

Six Factors that Do Not Affect Inerrancy

  1. Use of Hyperbole and Exaggeration
  2. Speaking According to Cultural Convenience
  3. Bad Grammar
  4. Round numbers
  5. Summaries of Events
  6. Recording Wrong Theology

Seven Problems with an Activity-Driven Church

  1. Activity is not biblical purpose.
  2. Busyness can take us away from connecting with other believers and non-believers.
  3. An activity-driven church often is not strategic in its ministries.
  4. A congregation that is too busy can hurt families.
  5. An activity-driven church often has no presence in the community.
  6. Activity-driven churches tend to have “siloed” ministries.
  7. Churches that focus on activities tend to practice poor stewardship.

Your Spouse Is Not Jesus

When we anchor our hope for joy and contentment onto the limited shoulders of our fallen spouses, they eventually sink under the heavy burden. This “burden” is reserved for Christ’s strong shoulders. Only he can bear it. He alone has the strength, ability, and resources to satisfy the deepest longings of our heart.

Five Lies About Your Body

Here are five lies our culture tells us about how we should perceive our bodies—and five truths from Scripture to help shift our perspective.
Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash

I'm a grateful husband, father, oupa, and pastor of Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills. I love learning, writing, and encouraging. I'm on a lifelong quest to become a humble, gracious old man.
Toronto, Canada