Tools of the Trade for the Week of July 13, 2020


Another week is ahead of us, filled with opportunities and challenges. Here’s a group of links to helpful resources.

First, my wife and I watched Alistair Begg yesterday morning and his message was spot on for the times. I appreciate how he can speak to current events while letting the text dominate the message. It’s worth watching this both for its content and as an example of good preaching.

I’ve spent a lot of time in the Psalms over the last few years and I notice that as the age we live in becomes more troubled there are more and more articles being written about the value of this OT book. Here are 4 Reasons to Preach the Psalms to Ourselves.

Another topic getting a good deal of attention is the way Christians behave on social media. Sharp Tongues and Angry Tweets is worth reading and passing on.

This article points to a podcast that provides the opportunity to listen to recordings of history’s greatest sermons. Not the originals of course, but worth checking out.

Crossway has a podcast that is worth checking. This particlar podcast is on Learning from the Church Fathers by Michael Haykin.

For churcn planters: The Secret to Church Planting (From a Former Muslim).

Some of you have been there, others are there right now. It’s going to happen to all pastors sooner or later. Read and file: How to Pray When You Want to Give up in Ministry.

All pastors and church leaders want to see their churches grow. Aaron Menikoff shares 5 Reasons to Pray Your Church Would Grow Slowly.

It’s so much easier to talk than to listen. But if we want to help people – really help people – we need to be better at the latter than the former. Here’s some help.

Again, you may have been there, others are there right now. Some of your people may feel that No One Understands.

That’s all for this week! I have an article rolling around my mind for probably Thursday. Have a great one!!

Author: Peter Bogert

Married to Laura, with three adult children, 7 grandchildren. I’m an avid baseball fan, and I enjoy listening to audiobooks about military history, and reading Theology. I was ordained a Baptist pastor and served two churches over a 41 year period. After a three year hiatus I'm glad to be serving at Calvary Bible Fellowship Church in Coopersburg, PA. And I’m glad you stopped by!

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